You might have certain problems after installing and using Google Chrome as the web browser software.

This could be due to different reasons such as third-party plugging that lead to incompatibility issues and so forthIn such cases, it is best that you remove the browser and reinstall the sameLearn how to reinstall Google Chrome for Windows and OSX following the steps below.

  1. Create a Backup of Bookmarks

Before you decide to uninstall Google Chrome, it is best to make a backup copy of bookmarks to be able to access these saved links after reinstallation.


  • Click on the icon called Customize and Control Google Chrome; this is located on the right of the address bar.
  • Select Bookmarks from the drop-down menu; here you will find the Bookmarks Manager.
  • Clicking on Bookmarks Manager would lead to organize option and one can also select the option to export bookmarks to HTML file.
  • Save the file with a name and then choose a location where it can be saved.

After the above operation, you can uninstall the Chrome application from the Applications directory on your computer.

  1. Reinstall Chrome on Windows

You need to uninstall Google Chrome and then try to reinstall it for which the following steps can be taken.

  • Go to Start and look for Control Panel. For a Windows 10 operated computer, just right click the “Start” or Windows button and then select “Control Panel”. Or click the “Start” menu and click “Control Panel” on your Windows 7 computer. Another way of doing it is by pressing the “Windows” key on your keyboard and X simultaneously, then click “Control Panel” when prompted.
  • Choose the option of uninstalling programs.
  • Find Google Chrome from the list of programs shown.
  • When you double click on the program icon, uninstall option is shown.
  • Once the process is completed Programs and Features Window needs to be closed.
  • Visit Google Chrome official download site.
  • Click on download option; once you accept the terms, allow installation to be completed.
  • You might want to launch Google Chrome after reinstallation to set the default browser. You will be prompted of this message when launching Google Chrome, just select Chrome as default browser or your preferred web browser.
  • And you will be asked to sign in to Chrome using your Google account. Although this step is not necessary to be able to use Chrome for browsing, this allows you to sync your bookmarks, saved passwords, extensions, and others.
  1. Reinstallation in OSX

You need to take the following steps to find the web browser application, uninstall it, and reinstall the same.

  • The open folder that contains Google Chrome. Mostly, you can find this in your “Applications” folder.
  • Drag the icon to the trash folder; you might need to log in as an administrator to uninstall the application.
  • You have the option to delete all your data before reinstalling Google Chrome. However, doing this will delete bookmarks and browsing history. In order to this, just go click the “Go” menu and click “Go to Folder”. Then, type “~/Library/Google “and then select “Go.” Once done, drag the “GoogleSoftwareUpdate “ folder to the trash. But you can also skip this part.
  • Drag the icon to the trash folder; you might need to log in as an administrator to uninstall the application.
  • Once you have completed the uninstallation, restart the computer.
  • Visit a website where you can find the official download link for Google Chrome compatible with OSX.  From your Safari browser, go to and search “Google Chrome” or go to “” directly.
  • Once you click the link and download occurs, accept the license terms, and allow installation to take place.
  • Once download is complete, you can launch Google Chrome to sync your Google Chrome bookmarks, extensions, themes, and settings by logging in with your Google account credentials.

4. Reinstallation on your iOS

  • Long press the Google Chrome icon on your home screen. Tap the “X” mark in the top corner of the Chrome icon.
  • Select appropriate option when prompted if you want to completely delete Google Chrome.
  • Press the home button to exit from the deletion page.
  • Then, go to Apple apps store and type “Google Chrome” on the search field and hit the search button or the magnifying glass icon.
  • Tap the “Get’ button and then “Install”. Enter your Apple ID password to initiate the download.
  • Tap the Google Chrome icon from your home screen once installation is complete to start using.

If you are using an Android-powered device, mostly this comes pre-installed or pre-loaded, so you cannot remove Google Chrome from your device.

The above steps help you find the right way to uninstall and reinstall Google Chrome as your web browsing platform. If you still find issues persisting, seek help from the official support center of Chrome as per the operating system of your computer.

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