Fix Google Chrome Sign Out and Sync Bugs in Windows 10

The Windows 10 May 2020 update made utilizing Chrome much more hard for certain clients—myself included. For quite a long time, individuals have announced undesirable sign-outs from their Google account while utilizing Chrome on Windows 10, just as synchronizing issues between their cell phone and a PC brought about by erased treats.

Google and Microsoft are both mindful of the bugs, yet there’s no official fix yet. Fortunately, there are several workarounds that may assist you in taking care of both. Nor is ensured to work, yet I had the option to effectively fix the Chrome issues in my work area, and different clients are revealing comparative positive outcomes.

The main fix originates from a gathering post initially detailed by TechDows. It includes turning upward and erasing assignments from Windows 10’s Task Scheduler to prevent your PC from logging out of Chrome and erasing your treats:

  1. Type “PowerShell” into the Windows Start Menu search bar.
  2. Right-click PowerShell in the search results and select “Run as an administrator.”
  3. Type or paste the following command in Powershell, then press the Enter key to run it. (If this doesn’t work, try copying and pasting it directly from TechDows’ site.): Get-ScheduledTask | foreach { If (([xml](Export-ScheduledTask -TaskName $_.TaskName -TaskPath $_.TaskPath)).GetElementsByTagName(“LogonType”).'#text' -eq "S4U") { $_.TaskName } }
  4. Take note of any tasks listed in PowerShell after you run the command. (If no tasks are listed, drop down to the next set of steps below to try another workaround instead).
  5. Next, open Task Scheduler by searching for “Task Scheduler” from the Start Menu.
  6. In the Task Scheduler window, look for the tasks that were listed in PowerShell.
  7. Click to highlight the task, then Right-click and select “Delete.” Repeat for all the tasks that were listed after the PowerShell command.

The Task Scheduler fix worked for me, and it should work for you. If it doesn’t, there’s an older workaround that might help:

  1. Type “Event Viewer” in the Start Menu search bar and click “Event Viewer” to run the app
  2. Go to Windows Logs > Applications and Services > Microsoft > Windows > Crypto-DPAPI > Operational
  3. If you see any errors listed, then close all Chrome browser windows.
  4. Press Windows Key + L to lock your PC.
  5. Unlock your PC then load Chrome.

If this doesn’t work either, or you don’t see any errors in the log, the next step is to try uninstalling the May 2020 update, a task we walk you through in this guide.

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