May 30,2010 by MAhmadZ
Sometimes Google Chrome under Linux or Ubuntu gives the following error:
Your preferences can not be read. Some features may be unavailable and changes to preferences won’t be saved.
This is because the owner of the following files have been changed for some unknown reason:
/home/[user]/.config/google-chrome/ the file
Locale State and under
/home/[user]/.config/google-chrome/Default the file
Note: This tip works for Linux, for Windows the steps have not been personally tested.
If you are using Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
If you are using Windows 7:
If you are using Linux:
Where user is the supposed name of the user.
To fix the problem, run the following commands (replacing
user with the actual username):
sudo chown user:user /home/user/.config/google-chrome/Locale\ State sudo chown user:user /home/user/.config/google-chrome/Default/Preferences
To fix the permissions in Windows, visit this link: How do I change folder and file Permissions?. Simply deleting the
InshAllah the problem will be solved!