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    Google chrome error about "Your preferences cannot be read"

    Do you get a Google Chrome error like "Your preferences can not be read, some features may be unavailable and changes to preferences wont be saved"? Do you want to know how to solve this problem? Follow this thread to read answers by expert members to these and other related questions for this Google Chrome error.

    I am getting this error while opening Google Chrome, "Your preferences cannot be read. Some features may be unavailable and changes to preferences wont be saved". How should I solve this problem? What is the step by step procedure to remove this error while opening Google Chrome? [See the attached image about error]
  • #2650
    I too have the same problem I fixed it by a guide given in Google forum.

    1. First un-install your Google Chrome and re-install it.
    2. After you setup is completed it will show the same error message as 'your preferences cannot be read'.
    3. Just hit OK for this error.
    4. Now Chrome will open a new browser window. Open Settings and scroll the page until you see a heading as User.
    5. Under User you will find am option as 'Delete this user'. It shows some message just ignore it and click OK.
    6. Close your browser and reopen it again, your problem will be solved.

  • #2943
    You can un-install the Google Chrome browser from your system and restart your PC.
    Try fresh installation of Google Chrome browser, it may work better after re-installation, as it is very light browser and doesn't show any major problems in windows PCs.

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