Your profile cannot be used because it is from newer version of Google Chrome

Some of you may have experienced this problem with Google Chrome – after an update, every time you start Chrome, it displays a message saying “Your profile cannot be used because it is from newer version of Google Chrome”.

Solution is to delete Web Data file.

On Windows, go to C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
and delete Web Data file.

On Mac, go to /YourUserName/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default
and delete Web Data file.

If you can’t see the file and or any of the folders above, check Explorer / Finder options and make sure that you can see hidden files.

Once the file is deleted, restart Chrome and the error message will be gone.

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11 thoughts on “Your profile cannot be used because it is from newer version of Google Chrome

  1. Have been bugged by this problem for months and finally got the fix. May not be the cleanest solution out there but it worked for me. Just go to chrome archive directory /YourUserName/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/ . Save anything you want and delete everything else. Restart chrome and it will be fresh and clean again! Enjoy.

  2. Pingback: How To Fix Google Chrome Error Your Profile Cannot Be Used in Windows

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