How to Fix “Chrome-error://chromewebdata/” in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome remains a highly popular web browser to date, despite occasional bugs and glitches that arise. Although Google has invested considerable resources in developing and refining its browser, issues can still occur. This article examines the error message “Chrome-error://chromewebdata/” – its possible reasons for occurring and offers potential solutions to resolve the problem.

What is Chrome-error://chromewebdata/?

Chrome-error://chromewebdata/ error message | Brave Community

When Chrome fails to launch a requested URL, it displays the chrome-error:/chromewebdata message. You should know that the app you’re attempting to run is probably incompatible with your Chrome server. It’s also possible that your web server is down or you entered an incorrect URL or port number.

The additional forms of this problem that commonly occur are as follows:

  • The server returned an error code of 500 because it could not load a required resource, chrome-error/chromewebdata/.
  • The server gave a status of 405 when it failed to load a needed resource.
  • chrome-error /chromewebdata/ 7146
  • chrome-error /chromewebdata/ 7053
  • chrome-error /chromewebdata/ 6772
  • chrome-error /chromewebdata/ 5551

What causes this error?

Finding the causes of chrome-error-chromewebdata/ | Kool Stories

Before we jump into possible solutions and fixing methods for this error, we must learn what causes it. This will help you identify the root cause of the error in your case. An incompatible software or website is usually the root cause of this issue.

Internal bugs in Chrome, user profile issues, and extensions that don’t play nice with one another might lead to the “Chrome-error:/chromewebdata/” error message. The “Chrome-error:/chromewebdata/” problem might have several different roots.

1. Corrupted or outdated user profile

All of a user’s Chrome preferences, data, and add-ons are stored in their profile. The browser may malfunction if the user’s profile is corrupted or no longer updated. The “Chrome-error:/chromewebdata/” error may appear as a result.

2. Conflicts with browser extensions or add-ons

It’s possible to enhance Chrome’s functionality with the help of extensions and add-ons, but doing so can lead to incompatibilities and other problems. The “Chrome-error:/chromewebdata/” message appears if an extension is at odds with another.

3. Issues with the Chrome browser

This could be due to a bug in Google Chrome. This may be due to problems involving the browser’s cache, cookies, or other stored data.

4. Malware or viruses

The “Chrome-error:/chromewebdata/” error is one symptom of a wider problem when malware or viruses are held responsible for Chrome browser malfunctions.

5. Problems with website code

If the error message appears just on one website, then it may be due to problems with the site’s programming. This may necessitate intervention from the site’s proprietor.

Note that there may be additional causes of the “Chrome-error:/chromewebdata/” error and that it may be impossible to pinpoint the actual cause without more information. The Chrome browser, its settings, or its data is likely to blame for this error.

Possible solutions to fix this error

Like several reasons cause this error, you can try multiple solutions and methods to fix it.

Reset Chrome Settings

The first thing you should do if you get the “Chrome-error:/chromewebdata/” problem in Google Chrome is reset the browser to its factory defaults. When user data becomes corrupt, this is often the solution. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome web browser. Access the browser’s menu by clicking the three dots (…) in the upper right corner.
  2. Click the “Settings” option to adjust the settings.  
    Click three dots in the top right corner and open settings
  3. Go to the bottom of the page and click “Reset and clean up.” Click on the “Restore settings to their original defaults” option.  
    Click on “Reset and clean up”
  4. A prompt will ask you to verify your selection. Select “Reset settings” to confirm.
Click on Reset settings

Wait for the browser to reset its settings. Now restart the browser and see if the error still occurs.

Clear your browser’s data and cache

This issue can also be brought on by corrupt files in your cache or elsewhere. You should clear your browser’s data and try using it again.

  1. Chrome:/settings/clearBrowserData can be accessed by entering the address into the browser’s address bar and pressing Enter. A prompt will appear on the screen with a bunch of options about which data you want to clear.  
    Enter “Chrome:/settings/clearBrowserData” in the address bar
  3. Ensure that the time range is set to “All times” for both the cache and cookies settings
    Select “All time” from drop down in the prompt.
  5. To completely remove all information, select the Clear now button. This will clear all the browser’s data, including cookies, cache, and extra site data.
Click on Clear data

Make sure your server is running

You can use a variety of instruments to ensure peak server performance if it is directly hosted and you have direct access to it. First, see whether you’re having trouble logging into the server. Server monitoring software like Sematext Monitoring provides information about the server’s status and efficiency once you log in.

An accurate diagnosis and swift resolution of the chrome-error:/chromewebdata/ problem should be within your reach with the right diagnostic and repair tools.

Disable Chrome extensions

Extensions for Google Chrome are small programs that can extend the browser’s capabilities. However, there are situations when the extensions themselves cause problems, resulting in the “Chrome-error:/chromewebdata/” message. To fix this error, you can try disabling the recently installed extension or all at once. Here’s how to disable add-ons in Chrome:

  1. Launch the Google Chrome web browser and access the browser’s menu by clicking the three dots in the upper right corner.
  2. First, open the settings by clicking “Settings” from the drop-down menu, and then choose “Extensions” from the submenu that appears.  
    Click on the “Extensions” at the bottom
  4. To turn off an extension, flip its corresponding switch.
Click on the toggle to disable the Extension

Repeat this process for all the extensions one by one and see which one is responsible for the error.

Consider troubleshooting your code

To verify if your hosted Chrome app is compatible, attempt to include the code snippet below in your code to verify the value of

if ( && && { // Running successfully in a Chrome App context } else { // The app is either not Chrome-based, or not as an app window }

Based on the results obtained, you can either transition to a hosted Chrome app or rectify the issues in your native app to ensure its compatibility.

Final Verdict

Even though Google Chrome is the browser, everyone uses most frequently, it is not without its share of problems. It’s safe to say that the Google Chrome profile problem has been the most frustrating for users. If you follow the changes that were provided above, you should be able to get rid of this chrome-error:/chromewebdata error quite soon.


Kamil Anwar

Kamil is a certified MCITP, CCNA (W), CCNA (S) and a former British Computer Society Member with over 9 years of experience Configuring, Deploying and Managing Switches, Firewalls and Domain Controllers also an old-school still active on FreeNode.