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#1 Tech Dude

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Posted 05 October 2014 - 12:01 AM

Shortly after opening Chrome, error message "preferences cannot be read", pops up. Can anyone tell me how to resolve this issue? Thanks



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 12:41 AM

Your browser user profile may be corrupted, you can create a new user profile to replace the broken one:

Copy and paste the following into the Windows Explorer address bar:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\

Locate the folder called "Default" in the directory window that opens and rename it as "Backup default."
Try opening Google Chrome again. A new "Default" folder is automatically created as you start using the browser.
If you wish, you can transfer information from your old user profile to your new one. However, this action is not recommended, since a part of your old profile may be corrupt. With that in mind, to transfer your old bookmarks, copy the "Bookmarks.bak" file from the "Backup default" folder to your new "Default" folder. Once moved, rename the file from "Bookmarks.bak" to "Bookmarks" to complete the migration. All other browser data will remain in the "Backup default" folder, but you won't be able to transfer it to your new profile.

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/142059?hl=en
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Posted 05 October 2014 - 12:44 AM

Thanks a lot! I will try this now.



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 01:07 AM

Hey Budapest, thanks again. That method worked for me. 



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Posted 05 October 2014 - 01:08 AM

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