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Google Chrome Closes randomly on it's own

My Google Chrome browser keeps closing randomly on it's own. I would be working on it and have a few tabs open and I go to sleep the next morning I see it closed and when I click on the task bar icon to open it asks me to restore pages from last session or just open the tabs that I have it set to open with. Can someone help me please?

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Basem Khawaja
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Andrew Leniart

8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Leniart

Hi Basem,

I've recently had several reports from some of my clients about this type of behaviour by Chrome who also use Google Chrome as their default browser and I believe it has to do with some incompatibilities with the latest Windows 10 build and the latest Google Chrome version.

It could correct itself with the next months Microsoft roll-up updates, but I'd suggest you wait a couple of days and leave this question open in case some other experts at EE may have some ideas for a workaround.

My own recommendation until it's resolved is to temporarily switch to the following browser to be your default browser until next months Microsoft Updates come down to see if they resolve the problem you're having:


That's what my clients have now done and are having no random shutdown problems as a result.

I am currently using Brave most of the time rather than Chrome and find it very good indeed. So much so that I'm currently writing a review about Brave which will soon be published here at Experts Exchange.

Brave has a very similar User Interface to Chrome, accepts almost all of the same extensions that Google Chrome can be installed with and does not require a separate Ad Blocker either, because I've found it's ad-blocking capabilities to be superb and far superior to even AdBlock Plus.

If you choose to switch to it to resolve your problem immediately, then let me know and I'll be happy to help you transfer your favourites, shortcuts and extensions that you use with Chrome into it.

Also, if you prefer, you could also leave Chrome installed on your computer, install and configure the Brave Browser and just make it the default. That way you could use Chrome temporarily every now and then to see if a Google Chrome update may also fix the problem for you.

Let me know if you need additional help.

Hope that's helpful.

Regards, Andrew
Basem Khawaja

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Hi Andrew,

I accept your recommendation. I will switch until Google Chrome and Microsoft hopefully come up with an update. Please let me know how you transfer my bookmarks, extensions and shortcuts.

Thank you,
Basem Khawaja
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Hi Andrew,

I just want to make sure that you meant to say Brave Web Store with respect to the extensions since Chrome has the extensions already.

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Andrew Leniart

Hi Basem,

The Brave Web Store and Google Chrome Web Store are actually one and the same. The instructions I gave you in my previous comment do not transfer your extensions to Brave. You need to install them again, just as you did with Chrome. The procedure to install extensions is actually the same in Brave as it is in Chrome.

Regards, Andrew

Edit: My article about Brave has now been finished and is just waiting for proofreading and editing. You can find, read and use the info in it here: Brave Browser - Better than Google Chrome?
Basem Khawaja

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Andrew,

Ok no problems. Let me try installing the extensions. If I have any issues I will let you know.

Thank you,
Basem Khawaja
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Hi Andrew,

I downloaded the Brave browser and everything went great with the exception of one thing the Bookmarks. Please take a look at the screen capture and see the difference between Chrome and Brave. The Brave browser is showing duplicates of the Bookmarks Bar as it shows first on the top in Chrome and it shows on the bottom in Brave. The Brave Bookmarks and Bookmarks Bar folder are IDENTICAL. If I delete one the other will be deleted because that's what has happened the first time I Imported the Bookmarks. There was a folder called other Bookmarks and the same one was inside the Imported from Chrome Folder. When I had deleted the "Other bookmarks" from inside the folder Imported from chrome Folder that also deleted them "Other Bookmarks " Folder under the Imported from Chrome. Please help me fix this duplication issue.
Thank you,
Basem Khawaja

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Andrew,

I forgot to mention another issue. Would it possible to list the Other Bookmarks Folder separately [ Just as in Chrome ]from Bookmarks Bar which Brave does not call it that nor it allows you to rename the Bookmarks to Bookmarks Bar. Also, the Mobile Bookmarks Folder did not get exported. What I would like accomplish is to maintain the same integrity of the folder structure in Brave as in Chrome.  Like this

  1. Bookmarks Bar
  2. Other Bookmarks
  3. Mobile Bookmarks

Thank you,
Basem Khawaja
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Hi Andrew,

Thank you for the information you provided me. I am not sure if you clearly understood my question. The bookmarks on the top can not be deleted nor renamed by default. Therefor I can't rename it like Chrome to say Bookmarks Bar. What I wanted to accomplish is to create a mirror image of Chrome's lay out if all possible so that things won't look totally strange. The second thing is the Other Bookmarks Bar Folder that is not present in Brave. What I did is as follows: 1.I moved the Bookmarks Bar Folder from Imported from Chrome Folder to under the main Bookmarks then deleted it since all of it's contents is already under Bookmarks. 2. Other Bookmarks Folder , I copied/moved all of the links inside of it to Imported from Chrome Folder then deleted the other Bookmarks Folder since now it is empty. 3. I renamed the Imported from Chrome Folder to Other Bookmarks Folder. This is as close as I was able to accomplish to have things look like Chrome's lay out. Except that the Other Bookmarks Folder does not exist on it's own it is part of the Bookmarks Folder when expanded. Finally, I do not have a Mobile Bookmarks Folder. I know I can create one but I don't know whether it will sync with my Android phone whenever I add something to bookmarks on my Phone.
This is the Chrome Lay out screen capture I had included it in my last post.

Thank you,
Basem Khawaja


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Hi Andrew,

I don't have a Bookmarks Bar. Only show Bookmarks is available-Please see screen capture. I think that Brave has a different version for the browser for the US. The reason I say this if you look at the spelling of the colors in your screen capture under appearance it is spelled with a U COLOURS. in my screen capture it is spelled COLORS.

I also looked at the Bookmarks Manager and I did not see any option to turn this on for the Other Bookmarks Folder. I had created one on my own but it does not exist autonomously instead it is part of the Bookmarks Folder.

Finally, I do not have a SYNC feature on my Browser settings like I do in Chrome. Nor there is anywhere in Brave that allows me to create or even to login with my Google Chrome credentials. Furthermore, I noticed that my name and the image is selected for my Brave profile does not get displayed either in Brave even though I called it my name and selected one of the generic round multi colors images that was available.

Thank you Andrew,
Basem Khawaja




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Chrome-Sync-YES
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Hi Andrew,

1.I know that I have a bookmarks Bar. I already seen it under the address bar. I was referring to it not being there in the setting whenever I pressed on appearance. What was there once again was Bookmarks NOT Bookmarks Bar. You said it is the same. I just wonder why did Brave decided to change the description? I am fine with that now.

2. The Other Bookmarks Folder, may be you right. I thought it was there already part of Google Chrome basic Bookmarks layout. I may had imported favorites from my Edge Browser at one point in time and they were called Other Bookmarks Folder. If you are saying it is not part of the Default Bookmarks Folders in Google Chrome then I believe you. Sorry for the confusion. The only benefit of that folder is that I place bookmarks there temporarily until I get a chance to put them in the perspective folders later on when I have the time.

3. The profile and the name in Brave. I gave the profile a name and chose an icon/image but yet it does not show up on the browser like Chrome. Please see screen capture.

4.Sync-The reason I was hoping this feature is present because it syncs what ever I mark something as a bookmark on phone and it places it in the Mobile Bookmarks Folder in Chrome. But that's fine if it is not present here I will have to live without. Though as a side note there was some mentioning of the Syncing feature on my Android phone Brave Browser settings but it was a bit too complicated for me to mess that. No worries!

Thank you,
Basem Khawaja


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Thank you Andrew. Very clever Expert. EE won't be the same without you!
Andrew Leniart

As always, thank you for your very kind and encouraging words Basem. They are very much appreciated :)

Regards, Andrew
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