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12/7/17
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Purusothaman A

Chrome 63 gives error - This extension may have been corrupted.

Today my chrome got updated to 63.0.3239.84.

Then my locally developed extension stopped working.

chrome://extensions/ page show error that 'This extension may have been corrupted.'

It was working file in Chrome 62, this issue is happening only after browser update.

Tried resetting profile settings in settings -> advanced -> reset, it did not solve the issue.


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Rochelle - Community Specialist
12/8/17
Rochelle - Community Specialist
Hi Purusothaman,

Thanks for posting in the Google Chrome Help Forum!

Could you please give us more information about what exactly do you mean by 'my locally developed extension'? Are you the developer of this extension? If yes, could you please confirm if you're using Chrome on a domain/managed network? If yes, then you may consider contacting the admin team to receive further help as the settings are managed by them.

If you're the admin, then please let us know and we would move your post to the expert help forum.

Keep me posted.

Regards,
Rochelle
shankar shivanna
12/8/17
shankar shivanna
please give update google chrome
shankar shivanna
12/8/17
shankar shivanna
please give my netwaork only.
U2M
12/8/17
U2M
Work around may be - Change the chrome crx to .zip format , extract it with 7zip/WinRAR/(unzip command in Mac) and load the unpacked extension , it loads without error
Rochelle - Community Specialist
12/8/17
Rochelle - Community Specialist
Hi,

Welcome to the Google Chrome Help Forum!

@User 3, thank sfor pitching in.

@Shankar, are you facing the issue in Chrome which is mentioned by Purusothaman? If yes, then please try the suggestions posted and let me know how it goes.

In case you're facing a different issue with Chrome, I'd suggest posting a new thread in Google Chrome Help Forum with more information for further expert assistance.

Give us a shout if you have any questions.

Regards,
Rochelle
12/8/17
Original Poster
Purusothaman A
generally when we build our extension, it generates .crx file.
Then we drop this .crx file in chrome://extensions/ and test our extension.

This has been working till Chrome 62.
But after my Chrome browser got updated when I drag and dropped my .crx file, it gave above said error message.

Tried to install older .crx file thats is hosted in Chrome web store, got same error.
As @U2M mentioned, i was able to load as unpacked extension.

So it looks like Chrome issues this error message intentionally discouraging installing local .crx file. 

Hope Chrome brings back installing local .crx feature.
Vitaliy Iakuba
12/8/17
Vitaliy Iakuba
Started facing the same issue with .crx, I'm on Version 63.0.3239.84 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Could you please fix this?

Thank you,
Vitaliy
Rochelle - Community Specialist
12/10/17
Rochelle - Community Specialist
Hi Vitaliy and Purusothaman,

Thanks for the update.

Could you please confirm if you're using Chrome on a domain/managed network? If yes, then you may consider contacting the admin team to receive further help as the settings are managed by them.

If you're the admin, then please let us know and we would move your post to the expert help forum.

Keep me posted.

Regards,
Rochelle
Google user
12/11/17
Google user
We started having the same issues after the update

we package local .crx files using the .pem file and those local .crx files include bug fixes that our qa team will test.

only after then the code will be rolled out to our dev chrome store instance.

Apart from having to load the packaged extension file to make it work, is there any other workaround ?

Thanks.


Google user
12/11/17
Google user
We are experiencing same issue with Chrome 63. It worked OK in Chrome 62.
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Houston Wong
1/27/18
Houston Wong
I'm on Version 64.0.3282.119 (Official Build) (64-bit), and the issue still happens.
Thanks all for the tips on adding the update_url. I actually, did have one set (set to https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx, which seems to be used in some store extensions) but had to change it to http://www.google.com to get the CRX working (un-corrupted); perhaps, the HTTPS protocol was causing an issue. After doing this, I had to add the ID of the extension to the white list (see Antony's reply here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23055651/disable-developer-mode-extensions-pop-up-in-chrome, plus open command line by typing cmd into the Start Menu, right-clicking Command Prompt, choosing Run as administrator, typing gpupdate /force, hitting Enter) - I haven't tried Matteo's registry edit method, but that sounds like it works too. After adding it to the white list, I could enable it.
Thanks all, and thanks, Google, for working on this issue. I love the Chrome browser regardless, I just hope this issue is fixed some time. :)
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