How to Fix: Google Search Engine Not Working in Chrome

This is an easy one.

  1. Click on the tab in the upper right hand corner that lets you go to your Chrome settings.
  2. Click on “Settings”.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and click on “Show advanced settings…”.
  4. Under “Privacy”, click on “Clear browsing data…”.
  5. The following four items should have checkmarks:
    • Clear browsing history
    • Clear downloaded history
    • Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data
    • Empty the cache

    The following four items should not have a checkmark in them (unless you want to clear this information too):

    • Clear saved passwords
    • Clear saved Autofill form data
    • Clear data from hosted apps
    • Deauthorize content licenses
  6. The default setting will be to delete the browsing data for the past hour, but if you have had this problem of not being able to use Google Search in Chrome for longer than an hour, you can change the setting of “Obliterate the following items from…” to a longer period. If you are not sure, leave this as “the past hour” for now. If this solution doesn’t work, try increasing this and doing it again.
  7. Click on “Clear browsing data”.

This should fix it, especially if the problem has just started recently. If it doesn’t do the trick, please say so in the comments.

116 thoughts on “How to Fix: Google Search Engine Not Working in Chrome

  1. Lujia

    Thank you sooooo much!! I can not use google chrome for 5days already and I need to do a report… You are my life saver! Thank you!

  2. Rakesh

    Hi ,
    My chrome is working for all other domains except Google. None of the Google products can load in Chrome. Can anyone help me please. I have tried resetting, uninstall and install a fresh version, cleared browsing history and other stuff but no use. Below is the error I am getting while trying to load google.com

    This site can’t be reached

    The webpage at https://www.google.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
    ERR_QUIC_PROTOCOL_ERROR

  3. purushottam

    I tried as written, but still getting error as follows:

    “This site can’t be reached

    http://www.google.co.in unexpectedly closed the connection.
    Try:
    Checking the connection
    Checking the proxy and the firewall
    ERR_CONNECTION_CLOSED”

  4. Cv

    Changed it to 1 day and started to work immediately.
    Thank you very much!
    This has been an issue for about a month!

  5. sasanka

    removed chrome from windows firewall and then added it again . in my both computers simultaneously i had the issue as i was using broadband data card . it solved the problem .

  6. j joseph

    if Chrome doesn’t wish to keep customers/users, then say so, don’t make our lives a living misery.

  7. Carol

    Feb 2017…nope! It didn’t work. Deleted all from the ‘beginning of time’ but still didn’t help. Grrr..but thanks for trying.

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