Resetting Chrome won't kill your bookmarks or saved passwords, but everything else will revert to default settings. Older versions of Chrome have a "Reset to Defaults" button that make the process of resetting the browser a simple task. However, Google has removed this button in newer versions of Chrome. You can overcome this limitation and still reset Chrome by creating a new Default folder for the browser.
Display Hidden Google Chrome Files
- Click the "Start" button and select "Control Panel."
- Click "Appearance And Personalization," then click "Show Hidden Files And Folders" in the Folder Options section to open the Folder Options window.
- Select the "Show Hidden Files, Folders, And Drives" radio button under Hidden Files And Folders. Click "Apply" and "OK."
How To Reset Google Chrome Settings
- Close all open Google Chrome windows.
- Click the "Start" button and select "Computer," then double-click on your "(C:)" drive.
- Click "Users" and select your Windows user name.
- Navigate to "AppData | Local | Google | Chrome | User Data" then right-click on the "Default" folder and select "Rename" from the pop-up menu.
- Enter a new name for the Default folder and open Google Chrome. The browser automatically resets and creates a new Default folder.
- Delete the old renamed Default folder to complete the process.