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Fix ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND Error 6 in Google Chrome

The article explains how to fix the error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND) that occurs when trying to open a webpage or file in Google Chrome. The article suggests four possible solutions: uninstalling the DefaultTab program and extension, disabling the extension that is causing problems, resetting Chrome browser, and removing extension files from the user data folder.

Problem

Google Chrome shows Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND) when trying to open a specific webpage.

The detail error message as below:

This webpage is not found
No webpage was found for the web address: Chrome-extension
Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND)
The file or directory could not be found.

How do I fix Google Chrome "ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND" Error 6

How do I fix Google Chrome "ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND" Error 6

How do I fix Google Chrome "ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND" Error 6

Your file was not found
It may have been moved or deleted.
ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

Your file was not found. It may have been moved or deleted. ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND

This article will outline all the possible workaround solution steps to resolve Error 6 (net::ERR_FILE_NOT_FOUND).

Potential Causes

  • DefaultTab Extension
  • Browser’s settings changed by hijacker
  • Corrupted Google Chrome Extension files

Solution 1: Uninstall the DefaultTab Program and Extension

Step 1: Press Windows + X key then select Control Panel. Alternatively, you can press the Windows + R key and enter appwiz.cpl in the Run box to open the Programs and Features tab.

Step 2: Select Uninstall a program option under the Programs section.

Select Uninstall a program option under the Programs section.

Step 3: Locate the DefaultTab program among all the applications listed.

Step 4: Right-click on it and choose Uninstall. If UAC prompts on the screen, click Yes.

Uninstall DefaultTab Program from Windows

Step 5: Click on the Uninstall button to proceed.

Step 6: Open the Chrome browser.

Step 7: Go to the top-right corner of the screen and click on the three-dots icon.

Step 8: Select Settings from the option list.

Step 9: Select Extensions from the left sidebar.

Step 10: Locate DefaultTab extension and remove it.

Remove DefaultTab Extension from Google Chrome

Step 11: Restart your PC.

Solution 2: Disable the Extension that is causing problems

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser.

Step 2: Click on the three-dots icon in the top-right corner of the screen to open the Google Chrome menu.

Step 3: Select More Tools > Extensions.

Google Chrome Settings, More Tools, Extensions

Step 4: Start to disable all the extensions one after another by toggle off the respective switch button and then restart the Chrome browser. Check if the problem is resolved now.

Step 5: If it works, then enable any disabled extension and check for the error still persists. In the same way, enable the other extensions until you find the problematic extension.

Step 6: Once you find it, you can keep it disabled or click the Remove button to delete it from Chrome browser.

Disable or Remove Google Chrome Extension

Step 7: Restart your PC.

Solution 3: Reset Chrome Browser

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser.

Step 2: Go to the top-right corner of the screen and click on the three-dots icon.

Step 3: Select Settings from the option list.

Step 4: Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page, click on the Advanced option to expand further options.

Step 5: Locate the Reset Settings option and the bottom of the advanced settings page.

Step 6: Click on Restore settings to their original defaults. Alternatively, you can enter below address to access the Reset Settings option: chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings?origin=userclick

Step 7: Click the Reset Settings button to proceed.

Google Chrome Reset Settings

Step 8: Restart Chrome browser.

Solution 4: Remove Extension from User Data Folder

If you notice that the particular extension appears back automatically after restart Chrome browser or PC, then you will need to manually delete it from Chrome’s User Data folder.

Chrome's User Data folder

Step 1: Navigate to the following path: C:\Users\[Your_Username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\or press Windows + R key then type the following and press Enter: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\

Step 2: Locate the folder name which identical with the extension ID shown in the error message.

Locate the folder name which identical with the extension ID shown in the error message.

Step 3: Delete this folder.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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