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Quick Tip: How To Delete Your Google Chrome Browser Sync Data

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There are a number of reasons one might want to delete their Google Chrome Sync data. Regardless of the reason why, there’s one simple place to do it from, though it might not be obvious.

To kill your sync data, Open Chrome and navigate to:

https://www.google.com/dashboard/

Now scroll down to the Chrome sync section:

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Now click on the Stop sync and delete data from Google link:

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You will now be given a warning message that you are deleting all your information that is being synced, from the Google servers. If you are sure you want to do this go ahead and click the Stop sync and delete data from Google button

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The request to delete all your data has now been sent to Google

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If you wait about 5 minute and refresh the page you will see that the Google Chrome section is now empty

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Hope this helps Smile

Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 01/24/12

Comments (8)

  1. scott

    Question instead of deleting your sync data is there a way to have chrome auto log you out say at browser shut down or even when logging off the pc?

    I use chrome on my home and work pc’s and having the ability to sync is great but at the same time if I were to be fired I no longer want my work pc linked to my account.

  2. morellok

    My dashboard does not show The sync area

  3. Mr. P-Nut

    My doesn’t show SYNC either. I did, however, find it was keeping my Web History, so I deleted the history and paused it.

  4. J. de Charney

    Would running Google Chrome within Sandboxie help?
    If one just wants to surf the web, without downloading anything,
    I would think this would be a nice option.

  5. Cam2644

    Google’s new “security” measures will have many fleeing the Chrome browser all together to Firefox and Opera.

  6. Mohammed

    Hey geek..!

    Why don’t you use jpeg images on your website? Or better you can get the images for picasa.

    Because the images on your website load very very slow.

  7. xhris

    If you click the link above and then scroll down you will see the SYNC section. If you are trying to get to it via your browser then options it isn’t in there. You have to login to you dashboard.

  8. err

    Because of sync, I’ll reccommend removing Chrome from all machines in here ASAP.

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