Your Profile Could Not Be Opened Correctly : Chrome Error Fix For Ubuntu,Windows And Mac

May be you also noticed this error message if you are using Google chrome as your main browser, isn’t it? Why Google chrome giving this error? How  can you fix this error ? The answer is simple! All you have to do is just follow this tutorial.

Most likely you will be receiving the below dialog box if your chrome browser showing your profile could not be opened correctly error message.

Google chrome Error

I’ have faced the same problem but lucky I was able to fix it myself and I hope you too can fix it on your PC.

Why Google chrome showing your profile could not be opened correctly ?

Chrome is designed provide the fast and secure web browsing experience with some enhanced cloud features. when you sign in to chrome you can save your bookmarks,history,passwords and other data settings on all your devices. Means you can take your web with you any where in the world.

For example you can add chrome apps on one device and access it on all of your devices. You can quickly go to your favorite sites no matter where you are. Browse the Internet with familiar settings, like your home page, on all your computers.

Additionally the Chrome sign in feature can be used to get auto complete suggestions for the sites you visit most. Retrieve your saved passwords of websites you visited whenever you need them and fill out forms faster on all your computers. Even you can bring your favorite chrome theme color to all your computers.

Chrome showing “your profile could not e opened correctly”error only because your Chrome profile got corrupted on your device or PC.

How To Fix Google chrome showing your profile could not be opened correctly 

You can fix this chrome error easily y rebuilding your corrupted profile on chrome. If you not rebuild your corrupted chrome profile you will continuously get the above dialog box whenever you open your chrome browser.

For Ubuntu Users,

First of all, exit from Google chrome then Just go to your Home Folder

Now make sure you are able to view the hidden files in Ubuntu. If the hidden files view not enabled you can enable it from the view or read this article.

Now open the folder named “ .config

Once it is opened go to “google-chrome” folder

Open the  folder named ” default “

Your Profile Could Not Be Opened Correctly

Delete the file named “Web Data”: rm -rf Web\ Data;

Start Google Chrome again and check.Your profile could not be opened correctly  error should be gone.

For Windows Users

In windows also you can delete the file named “ web data “ and “Web Data-journal” which stores all the chrome personal information such as passwords,history,form data etc.Before doing anything make sure you are closing the Google chrome browser first and end all the chrome background process running on your PC.

Normally you will find the Google chrome “web-data” file and “Web Data-journal” in C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default if you are installed windows in your C drive.

You can easily open that folders from the start button,just go to the start and open the run.The run dialog box will appear immediately.just enter the following there,

%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data

 This is for windows XP users and  For Windows Vista/ Windows 7 users can type in   %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\

Delete the Web-data file and restart your chrome browser and sign in again to sync all your personal chrome data such as passwords,web history, form data etc.

Chrome Stable version20.0.1132.57 already come up to fix the issue but some rare case you may be still face the profile corrupting issue, then remove your security product and try again.

For  Mac OSX Users ,

  1. Quit Google Chrome.
  2. Open Terminal.
  3. Change directory (cd) to /Users/{user}/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
  4. Delete Web Data and History files: rm -rf History*; rm -rf Web\ Data;
  5. Start Google Chrome as normal and the error should be gone.

If you have any comments or questions please don’t hesitate to ask us ! 


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