How to Reset Chrome to Default Settings

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As you are using your Google Chrome browser, it eventually accumulates temporary internet files, cached data, cookies and other online related chunks. And over time, with the bulk of these data and the changes made by plugins, add-ons or extensions, Chrome can behave differently.

How to reset Google Chrome to default settings

If Chrome is acting up, here are the things that you can do:

  1. Disable add-ons and test
  2. Disable plugins and test
  3. Delete temporary internet files
  4. Delete cached data and cookies

If these steps did not fix the Chrome issue, then the next step, which is described in this article, is to RESET Chrome to default settings.

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Resetting Chrome to Default Settings

Step 1: Open Chrome. Click on the "menu" button at the top right corner of the  Chrome window which looks like 3 horizontal lines.

The menu button of Chrome which looks like 3 horizontal lines

Step 2: A pull down menu will then open. Locate and click on Settings at the bottom part of the menu.

The settings menu of Chrome

Step 3: In a Settings window or tab that opens, scroll down to the bottom and then click on "Show advanced settings" link.

Step 4: Scroll further down and under the "Reset Browser Settings" group at the bottom, click on "Reset browser settings" bottom.

The reset button

Step 5: In the prompt or pop up that you get, click on Reset to confirm the action.