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Fixing Google Chrome's 'Can't Uninstall Extensions' Issue

If you've ever tried to uninstall an extension on Google Chrome, you may have encountered the frustrating issue of not being able to do so. This can be caused by a variety of reasons, but luckily there are some solutions that may work for you.

Method 1: Disable Extension First

Before attempting to uninstall an extension, try disabling it first. To do so, open the 'Extensions' page in Chrome by clicking on the three dots in the top right corner, selecting 'More Tools', and then clicking on 'Extensions'. From there, find the extension you want to disable and click on the slider to turn it off. Once disabled, try uninstalling the extension again.

Method 2: Remove from Registry Editor

If disabling the extension does not work, you can try removing it from the Registry Editor. However, be cautious when editing your Registry as it can cause serious damage to your system if done incorrectly.

To access the Registry Editor, press the Windows key + R, type 'regedit', and hit enter. From there, navigate to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings'. Look for the extension you want to remove and delete the entire key associated with it.

Method 3: Use a Third-Party Uninstaller

If methods 1 and 2 do not work, you can try using a third-party uninstaller such as Revo Uninstaller or IObit Uninstaller. These programs are designed specifically for uninstalling difficult applications and can often successfully remove extensions from Chrome.

Remember to always exercise caution when manipulating your system and make sure to back up your data before making any major changes.

Hopefully one of these methods will work for you and alleviate the frustration of being unable to uninstall extensions from Google Chrome.

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