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How to Install Older version of Chrome Extensions

Comments (14)
  1. Darkseed says:

    But what do you do when it updates itself? There is not an option to turn automatic updates off

    1. Devendra says:


      Open MY PC,

      1. Navigate to > C:Users%username%AppDataLocalGoogleChromeUser DataDefaultExtensions
      2. Right-click on extension folder (same extension id) and select properties.
      3. Double click on the “Read Only” option and apply it and when asked apply it to all files.

      So this will prevent that extension only.

  2. Josh says:

    I’m so confused on how to do this maybe you can contact me on skype because I understand most until i get to the “Save it your computer and enable “show file extensions” from folder option.” After that i don’t understand. I just want one of the older versions of the extensions i have been using.

    1. Devendra says:

      @Josh After enabling file extension you’ll see “.zip” at the end of the downloaded file, that you must replace with “.crx” ( > abc.crx”). Then apply step 3, and it should be done.

      1. Josh says:

        Everytime i rename it .crx its still a zip so it will show up, im not good at this

        1. Josh says:

          How do i enable file extension?

          1. Josh says:

            oh nevermind i figured it out im so sorry my friend, you can delete these if you want thanks.

        2. Devendra says:

          @Josh So it worked for you finally?

  3. KK says:

    Thanks!! Article is life saver.

  4. rocky says:

    sir ; its showing failed to load extension ; count not unzip extension for install please help !

  5. Shyam Reddy says:

    Thanks buddy. Saved my day with a extension. Much appreciated! 🙂

    1. Devendra says:

      Welcome Shyam, glad it helped you. This gives me confidence to write such articles. Have a nice day.

  6. Paul says:

    This doesn’t work. Chrome won’t let me install an extension from the local machine.

    1. Devendra says:

      Open the extension with a 7zip and extract it then delete any “_metadata” file or folder then use the load unpacked extension.

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