How to start Google Chrome Without Extensions (Without Add-ons)

Follow the below steps to learn how to start the Google Chrome browser without extensions. This state will help you to diagnose the chrome issues. We have also explained how to start chrome without add-ons as well.


Here in this page, we’ll give you the step by step guide on how to start Google Chrome browser without extensions/add-ons. Let’s see how to do.
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How to start Google Chrome Without Extensions

There is a tag “–disable-extensions” which does disable all the extensions of the google chrome. Let’s see how to apply “–disable-extensions” so that you can open chrome without extensions. There are two methods to do it, temporarily and permanently. Follow the below steps. The steps Will be for Windows 10, 8, 8.1, Vista, XP, Servers.

Method 1:  Start Google Chrome without extensions (once)

  1. Press Windows+R key together to open the RUN box.
  2. Copy and paste or type the following syntax into the  “Open” field and click on “OK
    For 32-bit Windows.
    “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –disable-extensions
    For 32-bit Windows
    “C:\Program Files(x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –disable-extensions
    chrome without extensions 1

If you want to open up Google chrome without add-ons, then you may also add “–disable-plugins” in the end. Then the syntax will be: “C:\Program Files(x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –disable-extensions –disable-plugins

Method 2: Open Google Chrome without extensions (every time)

  1. Do right-click and click on properties on the Google Chrome’s shortcut which you want to make permanent to open without extensions.
  2. Select the shortcut tab.
  3. Click on the target field and move your cursor to the end of the text “C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” and add “–disable-extensions” to the end. The final syntax will look like this C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –disable-extensions
  4. Click on OK to apply.
  5. Now open the Google chrome with this shortcut. Your google chrome will open up without extensions.
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