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28-Mar-2012, 03:11 PM #1
Solved: Your preferences can not be read XP
I am getting this error suddenly on Google Chrome, with Windows XP Service pack 3. I tried uninstalling Chrome and re-installing it and I get the same error message every time I go into Chrome. I tried a bunch of fixes that didn't work, mainly because there was no security tab under User Data or Default folder under it. I am surprised that the Google Chrome people don't have an automatic fix for this apparently old issue. If anyone has a quick fix, let me know.

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29-Mar-2012, 12:51 PM #2
Hello , can you give some more information about this problem and i have done some research around the web and i found some results which seems to be OK



=>Exit Google Chrome completely.
=>Go to the Start menu > Run.
=>Enter one of the following directories in the text field, then press OK.
=>Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
=>Windows Vista/ Windows 7: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\
=>Locate the folder called "Default" in the directory window that opens and rename it as "Backup default."
=>Try opening Google Chrome again. A new "Default" folder is automatically created as you start using the browser


if the problem is still not solved try checking on these sites =>>


http://groups.google.com/a/googlepro...me/GKO3H7NovJM


http://springpadit.com/Eric.fairon/b...oglechromehelp


http://ichbinhuatoh.blogspot.in/2011...cannot-be.html
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29-Mar-2012, 01:26 PM #3
I had to go into Safe mode to change the Default folder name, but after doing that, it seemed to fix the problem. Thanks.

Last edited by VonoreTn; 29-Mar-2012 at 01:55 PM.. Reason: hadn't tried safe mode yet
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