Chromebooks are wonderfully simple devices. There is very little room for clutter, and that's one of their big advantages over PC laptops. Nevertheless, you sometimes want to start over. You may have problem cookies, favorites, and settings that simply do not work for you, or you may have inherited a Chromebook that you want to create yourself.
There are many ways to reset your Chromebook if it really is what you need. Here's a quick overview to give you the best Chromebook reset tips and tricks.
Do you really need to reset Chromebook?
Before taking this important, irreversible step, make sure it's really what you need. 19659003] There are many reasons to reset a Chromebook, but you may have other options, such as manually changing your profile and user preferences.
Some reasons to reset your Chromebook are clear. These include reselling your Chromebook or purchasing a used Chromebook, problems with resetting your device, problems with your user profile and settings, or just a message on the screen that says, "Reset This Chrome device.
If you're in one of these boats, it's probably best to reset your Chromebook.
Alternatives to a Full Reset
Before you perform the full reset, try these two alternatives just in case.
- Disable each of your Chrome extensions one at a time. For every extension you close, check that your Chromebook is back to normal. To manage your Chromebook extensions:
- Sometimes you just have to shut down your hardware. This will reset your keyboard and touchpad and delete some files in your download folder that could cause problems. To do this, turn off your Chromebook and press Refresh> Power .
If you are still having problems, you are now in the phase of wanting to completely reset your Chromebook.
Resetting Your Chromebook Using Shortcuts
Before you reset a Chromebook, make sure you back up any data you do not want to lose. Resetting deletes your hard drive, including your settings, apps, and files. Before resetting, sync your settings to your Google Account and back up any important files in Google Drive. That is, if you want to keep one of them.
- Log out of your Chromebook.
- Hold Ctrl > Alt > Shift . > r at the same time.
- Click Restart.
- A dialog box appears. Click Reset.
- Sign in with your Google Account.
- Follow the steps to set up a new Chromebook.
- Make sure you have resolved the issue that caused you to reset your Chromebook.
Resetting the Chromebook in Settings
Make sure you sync your settings with your Google Account and all important files on Google Drive backup before you reset the Chromebook. 19659012] Click on the area in the lower right corner
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