If you receive a message Could not move extension directory into profile when you try to install a browser extension from the Chrome web store on Google Chrome web browser in Windows 10/8/7, then this post will show you how to fix the problem.
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1> Restart ChromeClose Chrome browser, restart it after a minute and see if you can install the extension again. If need be, run Chrome.exe as administrator and try.
2> Clear browsing cacheOpen Chrome and press Ctrl+Shift Del keys to clear your Internet cache and browsing data.
You may select all except Passwords & Autofill form data and click on the Clear Browsing Data button.
3> Clear Chrome User DataClose Chrome browser. Open File Explorer and copy-paste the following path in the address bar and hit Enter:%LocalAppData%GoogleChromeUser Data
4> Reset ChromeIf nothing helps you may have to Reset Chrome or reinstall the browser.Let us know if anything here helped you resolve the issue.See this post if you are facing several Google Chrome issues with Windows 10.
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of hyakkendana-hashigozake.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.
November 3, 2021