How to Fix Can’t Access Chrome Plugins


I will take you through how to fix can’t access Chrome plugins store to download and install plugins on your Chrome browser. When you are trying to download Chrome extension and it ways Chrome plugin not working or unable to download it here is a quick fix you should follow.

What is a Chrome Plugin?

Chrome plugin is a small software program to customize Google Chrome browser. These small software programs enable users to personalize their Chrome browser and provide easy access to quite a complex situation.

Chrome extensions are always on the .zip format that users can download and install on their browser. It’s quite impressive that with Chrome extension everything becomes so handy.

Going through the plugins Chrome store you will find a thousand extension you will want to download. However, we have decided to share with you must have Chrome extensions as you may have to check it out.

Access Chrome Plugins

Chrome plugins can be accessed using the shortcut chrome://plugins command on your Chrome browser. You can also access all installed extensions via the browsers settings.

On this chrome://plugins page you can enable and disable plugin you don’t want to use again. You can also change how these plugins work. However, you can also face difficulties that won’t allow you to access the plugin list on your Chrome.


Common among the list of error include “This site can’t be reached” and an error message “ERR_INVALID_URL”.

You have to fix this error in time as it won’t allow you to visit the Google Chrome plugins on your computer.

Can’t Access Chrome Plugins

Can't Access Chrome Plugins

Here is how to fix the webpage at chrome://plugins/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

Chrome Plugins Page Removed

If Google removed the plugins store it won’t be accessible. This isn’t as a result of virus or malware or there is a problem with your browser. This is strictly by Google and it causes the plugins’ store not to be accessible.

However, you will observe that Google Chrome://plugin have been moved to another section under settings. Therefore if you are trying to access Chrome://plugins typing it on your browser as a URL you won’t be able to access.


Access Plugins Page

Now that the Chrome plugins page has been removed how do you access the page? Do not panic a bit. The plugins are still accessible under the browser’s settings.

1. Launch the Chrome browser and click on the more options to the top right. You can also type chrome://settings/ to access the Chrome settings interface.

Chrome Plugins

2. Scroll down to advanced option or click on the more option to the left and click on the advanced option. 

3. When the advanced option expands click on privacy and security

4. Click on the content settings option to expand it. Or type chrome://settings/content on your browser.

Access Chrome Extensions

5. Click on plugins

Once you click on plugins all your Chrome plugins will be displayed. Now, you can disable and enable and alter the default settings according to your wish.


Fix Can’t Access Chrome Extensions

The above approach still hides plugins in the settings and accessing it is not glaring. However, I found this approach to be better.

Here is a quick approach to access Chrome extensions that have been removed from Chrome://plugins.

1. Open Chrome browser

2. Right-click on any plugin you already installed on your browser and select manage extensions.


Can't Access Chrome Plugins

3. Click on extensions to the left upper right and select extensions

Chrome extensions

Here, all plugins installed on your Chrome browser will be accessible and you will be able to manage them. The managing includes uninstalling Chrome browser, plugin details, etc.

Note: From my observation, the new Chrome plugins page is located at chrome://extensions/ as opposed to the old chrome://plugins/.


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