Sunday, June 09, 2013

Google Chrome Loading Blank Pages

Making this quick post so I don't have to search forever to find this solution in the future.  (You know, where you scratch your head and say "I've had this problem before.  How did I resolve it?")

Sometimes Google Chrome gets weird.  For me this is often when I put my Windows machine in sleep or hibernate mode.  Next thing I know, all currently open page in Google Chrome or any new pages I open simply contain nothing.  Blank.  Zip.  Nada.  They aren't even trying to hit the network.  They do nothing.

Here is one solution I've tried that works:

  • Shut down Chrome.
  • Check your hidden systray icons to see if there's another running.  There often is.  Right click and shut it down, too.
  • Next, go into this folder:
    C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage
  • Delete everything in there.  If you feel nervous about deleting the contents, move them to a different folder instead.
  • Start Chrome up.

You should be good to go.

- Will Belden
June 9, 2013


Unknown said...

Interest, can't say I've experienced this. Though I don't let my computer go to sleep or hibernate though... Question is, WHY is it doing this?

Will Belden said...

Yah, I don't know. I have found it to happen sometimes even when I don't hibernate. Like if Chrome crashes or something.

I was thinking that I had found a different solution deleting different files last time it happened.

Anonymous said...

Very helpful post - solved my Chrome blank pages problem


Anonymous said...

THANK YOU!!!! Really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, this solved my problem!