Your Profile Cannot Be Used In Google Chrome - Solved

Your Profile Cannot Be Used In Google Chrome – Solved!

Problem statement: When you move from a newer version of Google Chrome to a previous version, you may get following error message when Chrome opens –

Your profile can not be used because it is from a newer version of Google Chrome. Some features may be unavailable. Please specify a different profile directory or user a newer version of chrome.

Profile Error in Google Chrome

Solution: Here are two methods you can use to fix the above issue –

Method 1:

Step 1: Login in the profile in which you are getting the error.
Step 2: Go to Control Panel – Folder Options – View tab – Select Show hidden files, folders, and drives option.
Step 3: Go to C:\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\; change the default folder’s name as backup.
Rename Default folder in chrome

Step 4: Now restart Google chrome and it will work fine.

Method 2:

Step 1:  Go to C:\Users\Yourusername\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.

Find the Web Data file. Chrome stores all the login passwords in this file. These are the location of Web Data file-
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
Windows Vista, 7 or 8: C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\
Mac OS X: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/
Linux: ~/.config/google-chrome/
Delete Web Data file in Chrome

Step 2: Delete this file.
Step 3: Restart Chrome. It would work fine. If the error message still appears, restart your PC or reinstall the Chrome.

Have you ever experienced this problem with Chrome? How have you troubleshoot the problem? Please share in comments.

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