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    Default When I open chrome, it says your preferences file is corrupt or invalid

    Hi all,

    When I open chrome, it says your preferences file is corrupt or invalid, google chrome is unable to recover your setting.

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    I click OK, the chrom opens. I can browser websites. Do you know what does this message mean?

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    Default Re: When I open chrome, it says your preferences file is corrupt or invalid

    This problem automatically goes away if you have been using the "Sync" feature under 'Personal Stuff" in Chrome Options. If you've got Chrome running on another computer (like, your work computer, for example) and something happens to your other copy elsewhere, you will notice that if the Preferences file becomes corrupted, Chrome will say you're not using Sync. Simply enable Sync again and all your preferences (Theme, Extensions, Bookmark Bar, Bookmarks, etc.) will be re-enabled on the Chrome instance you were having problems with.

    For best results, log in to the computer where your Google Chrome instance is running fine first, and then go back to the instance where it is not and enable Sync.

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    Default Re: When I open chrome, it says your preferences file is corrupt or invalid

    I would uninstall, then reinstall Chrome V19. This is a quick process, worth trying.

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