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2/23/10
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br239

Your profile could not be opened correctly

I have uninstalled Chrome and re-installed Chrome and am still getting the message "Your profile could not be opened correctly". Additionally, the opening page of frequently visited websites is no longer populating with my websites. What's the fix, other than going back to foxfire?
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2/23/10
Original Poster
br239
I'm not trying to create a new user profile. I'm just trying to make the glitch that tells me, every time i open Chrome, that my profile could not be opened correctly. It goes on to tell me that some features may be unavailable and that I should check to see if the profile exists and that i have permission to read and write said profile.
 
This all started after the computer didn't shut down correctly. Now I can't seem to make Chrome work properly. Very frustrating. And I'm not particularly computer savvy either, so some of the explanations that I've read in other posts from people having a similar problem didn't really make sense to me.
metra64
3/29/10
metra64
Hi, I have a Mac and i cant seem to make this work!
Google user
4/6/10
Google user
I had the same issue. Clearing my browsing data (not necessarily all of it), closing the browser, logging out, logging in and reopening fixed it. I don't know what the exact problem was, probably some file was in the way.
JLRector
4/16/10
JLRector
Found the answer!
http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=142059
 
NOTE: You profile is probably corrupted, so this will essentially recreate a new profile for you, so here's a couple of suggestions that worked for me (using WinXP}:
 
1) Before you do this, sync your bookmarks to your Google email/ docs account if you have one (under the Customize tool (wrench) in the toolbar, "Booksmarks synced..."). If no Google acct, under the same tool, use "Bookmark manager / Tools / Export bookmarks" (then use "Import" after new profile is created).
 
2) In order to rename the "Default" folder (per instructions), you will probably need to execute the Run command line once, but it will not let you change the folder name because Chrome is still "being used" in memory somewhere. But this will keep the command line in the Run box. Restart your computer, then go to the Run command line again, where you should still find the command text. "Run" it, but you will probably need to uncheck the "Read only" box for the folder and its subfolders ("File / Properties"). THEN you can change the name as instructed.
 
3) Start Chrome, Re-sync (or Import) your bookmarks, "re-tweak" the settings as you had them before. And Good Luck!
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Pepsimaximo1
7/2/12
Pepsimaximo1
hey I followed your instructions, and I got to the point of renaming the "default" folder to "backup default". I went to the "default" folder's properties, and unchecked "read only" for the folder and it's subfolders and files, and it came up with a progress bar and stuff, saying like "3 minutes remaining", etc. until it was done. Then I went back to the folder's properties, and "read only" was still checked, just the same as before... (And so it still wouldn't allow me to rename the folder) Do you have any idea what I should do?
 
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