downgrading to Google Chrome older version thumb How to downgrade to Older version of Chrome

Neither Google, nor we recommend you to use older version of Google Chrome, Google promised to release newer version for their browser for every six weeks with addition of new features. Chromium team adds latest technologies, performance tweaks to their browser for every major release, moreover, sandboxed technology provides additional layer of protection to Chrome users, older versions have more vulnerabilities which are fixed in the new releases, if you have enough reasons to downgrade to earlier version of Chrome, here is how.

Before downgrading to older version of Chrome, backup your Chrome Profile to a separate folder, export bookmarks too. You can backup chrome extensions too.

Downgrading to Older version of Chrome

1. Uninstall Google Chrome.

2. Since Chrome’s user profile will be left behind after Chrome uninstall, and this profile is not compatible with old Chrome version, so you should remove the profile also.

Fix ‘ Your Profile Can not be used because it is from a newer version of Google Chrome’ Error

You can locate Chrome profile on Windows at the following paths

In Windows XP  %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome

In Windows 7   %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google Chrome

3. Now you can install older version of Google Chrome.

Here are older versions of Google Chrome stable offline installers.

Update: You can find earlier versions of Google Chrome for all Dev, beta and stable channels here on FileHippo, it takes some digging to find the version you’re looking for.

Remember once you installed previous version of Chrome through offline installer, you no longer receive updates in a way, browser won’t be automatically update itself.

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