How To Run Google Chrome In Safe Mode

Occasionally, you may experience problems with Google Chrome, such as crashes, sluggish performance, or a malfunctioning extension. If this occurs, running Google Chrome in safe mode may help. By operating in safe mode, Chrome disables all extensions and custom settings, making it easier to detect and solve any issues.

Follow the steps below to run Google Chrome in safe mode:

Step 1: Create a Shortcut

First, you’ll need to create a shortcut for Google Chrome. To do this, locate the original Chrome shortcut on your desktop. Right click on this shortcut and select Copy. Now, right click on your desktop and select Paste. This will create a new shortcut for Google Chrome.

Step 2: Modify the Shortcut

To enable safe mode, you’ll need to modify the new shortcut. Right click on the newly created shortcut and select Properties. In the properties window, you’ll see a field labelled ‘Target’. At the end of the text in this field, append the following:


Your target field should now look like this:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" -incognito

Click Apply and OK to save the changes.

Step 3: Run Google Chrome in Safe Mode

To run Google Chrome in safe mode, simply double click on the newly created shortcut. The browser will now open in incognito mode (safe mode), with all extensions disabled and any custom settings turned off.

By running Google Chrome in safe mode, you can easily troubleshoot any issues you’re experiencing. Once you’ve identified the problem, you can then disable or remove any problematic extensions or change any settings that are causing issues.

If you’re still experiencing issues with Google Chrome after running it in safe mode, it may be worth reinstalling the browser or contacting Google’s support team for further assistance.