How to uninstall a managed extension in Google Chrome?

Under Settings – Extensions ; you get an error that says “This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled”

Removing it is pretty straight forward; although not through Google Chrome

  • Note the ID of the Extension that you wish to remove; appears as junk alphabets (eg: lmnoplmnopsatlyu)
  • Close Google Chrome
  • Open Windows Explorer
  • Ensure you have access to all hidden files – Organise – Folder and Search Options – View
  • Navigated to C:\users\<username>\Appdata\Local\Google Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions
  • Delete the Folder that matched the Extension ID
  • Restart Google Chrome

About Sunil Padmanabhan

An Indian based out of Dubai who started traveling from 2011 and pretty much caught the travel bug. Every year presents itself as an opportunity to visit and explore a new place.

Posted on September 30, 2013, in Browser, Google Chrome and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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