How to remove Google Chrome if you can’t uninstall it?

by Venkat eswarlu on March 28, 2013

in Google Chrome,How to,Troubleshooting

If you’re not able to uninstall Google Chrome browser from Control Panel then you can manually remove it so that you can able to reinstall Chrome on your computer. When you want to uninstall Chrome to reinstall new version if its uninstallation stopped by showing error then there is no way of moving forward, but you’ve to uninstall it you can manually remove it by following below mentioned steps.

How to manually Remove Google Chrome browser from Windows

1. Download and save “Remove Chrome” named registry file to your computer.

2. Right click on it and select “Merge”.

3. Click on “Run” button on open file security warning dialog, then registry editor warns unless you trust the source file don’t add the information in it to the registry, click “yes” to add it to registry.

4. Now having deleted Chrome related registry entries, as next step we need to locate Chrome installed directory and delete it. That’s easy, follow below instructions.

In Windows XP using run command box navigate to “%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google”

On Windows Vista/7/8 navigate to “ %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google” and delete Chrome folder (check the screenshot below).

Chrome directory folder thumb How to remove Google Chrome if you can’t uninstall it?

That’s it! now you can reinstall Chrome without any issues.

Let me know if this helped you in manually removing Chrome if its uninstall has failed in comments.

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