Google Chrome: Remove or Disable Extensions

The extensions that are available for Google Chrome are great, but can sometimes bog down the browser and cause problems. You can remove or disable the extensions if you decide you don’t want to use them anymore. Just use these steps.

1. Right click any of the extension icons in the upper-right corner of the browser screen.

2. You can choose to Disable or Uninstall the extension you right-clicked on directly from the menu, or select Manage extensions… to disable or uninstall other items. You can also type chrome://extensions/ to go directly to the “Manage extensions” screen.

Manage extensions option

3. Select Disable to temporarily disable the extension, or select Uninstall to completely remove it.

Manage extensions screen

4. Select Uninstall to confirm removal.

Confirm extension uninstall

Comments

  1. Terry says

    Dave – Go to Settings > extensions > check developer mode (top right hand corner) you should now see an id (a bunch of letters). Take note of the id for the extension you want to delete.

    Then navigate to : C:Users(user account)AppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefaultExtensions
    Find the folder with the same id and delete it.

    Note you might have to set your windows explorer to see hidden files and close chrome before doing so.

  2. Dave says

    Some extensions can’t be removed or disabled this way, the say” This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled.” What do you do then?

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