I wanted to create the shortcut to a website on my desktop, so I dragged a bookmark from the bookmark bar of Chromium to the desktop. A file called <name> in the desktop containing the following text has been created:

[Desktop Entry]

I tried to double click on that file, and the page opened up correctly. After trying a few time I started getting a message about some wrong settings. After a few times the message stopped appearing, and I can't remember what was the exact content of the message. For a few minutes the error message would show up even when I was opening Chromium, without using that shortcut.

Now Chromium is not able to sign in to my gmail account and sync. If I try to set the password again, the settings page becomes gray and hangs.

What is broken in my Chromium?


After closing and reopening Chromium (without using that shortcut) the message came up again. This is its content:

Your profile could not be opened correctly.

Some features may be unavailable. Please check that the profile exists and you have permission to read and write its contents.

After starting Chromium I had 6 popups with this message showing up at the same time.


Chromium Version 28.0.1500.71 Ubuntu 13.04 (28.0.1500.71-0ubuntu1.13.04.1)

  • Please edit your question to provide the version number of Chromium. – user25656 Jul 27 '13 at 15:05

Reading your question I understand that you had synced your account with google?

The simplest (though heavy handed) option will be to just delete your chromium profile. ~/.config/chromium try mv ~/.config/chromium ~/old-chromium. Now when you start chromium you will begin from a fresh profile where you can add your password and sync it afresh to your data with google.

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