Ubuntu – When I try to start chrome I get a message that says “Failed to load extension from: .Manifest file is missing or unreadable”

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All of a sudden when I try top open chrome on ubuntu, I get this message:
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Then when I click OK it opens without my profiles. I have now deleted all profiles, and uninstalled, purged, and reinstalled chrome and it keeps happening.

Anybody else having this problem?

chrome: Version 55.0.2883.87 unknown (64-bit)

ubuntu: Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

Best Answer

After finally fixed it by deleting all the .desktop entries for chrome.

find ~ -name "*chrome*.desktop"
#and then after looking at the list and maybe looking inside the files and deciding
#that you are ok with deleting them just to see if this fixes it....
find ~ -name "*chrome*.desktop" | xargs rm
#or something like
find ~ -name "*chrome*.desktop" | xargs gvfs-trash
#or maybe just save them in a folder or rename them while you make sure
#this is the problem

I can't reproduce the situation so I can't tell you for sure if this was it, but it might be worth a shot if you have the same problem.