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Chrome themes won't install. mls756 8/31/09 11:23 PM
I've downloaded the latest developer build (3.0.195.10), but am not able to install themes.  Instead of showing up in the download bar at the bottom of the screen, saved .crx files disappear.  They are in the downloads folder, but when I open them, nothing happens.  Anyone have ideas?
Re: Chrome themes won't install. dwight.stegall 9/1/09 5:12 AM
they work fine for me.
Re: Chrome themes won't install. Tiriane 9/6/09 11:25 AM
I am experiencing the same issue and I've also tried the dev channel to no avail. Running Windows XP.
Re: Chrome themes won't install. Visitor1967 9/10/09 3:39 AM
I have exactly the same problem. After downloading the theme it disappears, I get a notification that the theme has been installed, but it never shows up.
Re: Chrome themes won't install. smartmouth 9/15/09 12:45 PM
I just downloaded the new Chrome 3.0.195..21 and the themes don't work. When I download, I get a message that says the .crx files can't be read.
Re: Chrome themes won't install. sk8r123 9/25/09 5:46 AM
I'm already using 4.0.213.1. The themes still don't work. I download them but they won't open. Nothing happens to my Chrome's appearance.
Re: Chrome themes won't install. QQFarmer 9/25/09 8:14 PM
Here's some more help with this problem:
Re: Chrome themes won't install. vmirage 9/25/09 8:19 PM
turn off 'ask where to save each file before downloading' seems to solve the problem.
Re: Chrome themes won't install. ArxARV 9/28/09 8:03 AM
Aha, I set the girl Google Chrome 4.0.211.7 Beta, and here saw (at last saw) possibilities of setting Themes! Made attempt, all had been set in one touch. absolutely without problems! Returning home I made an effort do the same, but... files *.crx begun to swing, ... and all! Revived to Google Chrome 4.0.213.1 Beta, did not help... something here not so!
Re: Chrome themes won't install. Mystery100 9/30/09 4:57 PM
@vmirage Thanks for that answer! That was all my problem was. If you are having problems installing themes on Chrome, first try and see what happens when you un-check the "Ask where to save each file before downloading" box in Chrome Options in the "Under the Hood" Menu. Thanks again vmirage!
Re: Chrome themes won't install. maindeveloper 10/3/09 10:26 AM
problem the same, nothing helps...
Re: Chrome themes won't install. kaleyjo11 10/3/09 7:53 PM
help! my google themes was working perfectly! then it stopped! i tried uninstalling and installing again and still nothing! blue floral...come back to me!! it says that it's installed it, but it won't. but it will install all the other themes! call me picky, but i want blue floral! it's why i fell in love with google chrome! someone help!!
Re: Chrome themes won't install. Reece.Springall 10/5/09 4:17 PM
I installed the latest versions, the "Themes made by artists" work, however the Themes made by Google do not. I don't have Ask where to save each file ticked, this is annoying, I don't like any artist ones I like topography, any other suggestions?
Re: Chrome themes won't install. rjkeats 10/10/09 8:47 AM
I just discovered that the artist themes from google would not install for me when I was in "incognito" mode.  I launched an instance of Chrome without incognito mode and the theme installed just fine.  I hope this helps.
Re: Chrome themes won't install. LewisDre4m 10/21/09 2:40 AM
Ok LISTEN UP everyone. If you are having problems with Google Chrome Themes (especially Google's own ones) EG: After installing the themes nothing happens and it wont change. Then all you have to do is follow this link and the instructions.

http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py?answer=142059

To clear the instructions up. Its asking you to locate your user data folder and rename it to "user data backup" this in effect wipes your user data from your computer (which is why previously when you have tried reinstalling to get themes to work it has not worked because your user data stays on the computer) and creates a new user data folder. This clears the problem and will enable you to install themes again.

The default location for this folder is C:\Documents and Settings\******\local settings\application data\google\chrome

The "******" refer to whatever your user name on your computer is.

That will fix the problem I assure you.
Re: Chrome themes won't install. QQFarmer 10/21/09 7:23 AM

Re: Chrome themes won't install. mysteryg45 10/28/09 8:14 PM
Similar to the last two answers, you can also keep all your old data and get a new theme (without having User Data AND Backup User Data folders):

Go through LewisDre4m's process and switch the theme.  Then, copy all the files from the Cached Theme Images folder in the new User Data folder, and paste into the same folder in *Backup* User Data.  Then delete the new User Data folder, and rename "Backup User Data" to "User Data."  Then everything (even your history) should be back to normal -- but you have a new theme!

At least it worked for me.
Re: Chrome themes won't install. Reece.Springall 10/28/09 11:52 PM
Thanks it working now. I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and its now working, thanks anyway :)
Re: Chrome themes won't install. italty1997 12/2/09 4:25 PM
i run google chrome on my mac and it keeps saying "the webpage is not available" when i hit the download button!
Re: Chrome themes won't install. flummoxed8 12/22/09 10:06 AM
@Mystery100 & vmirage unchecking the ask where to save each file before downloading didn't solve this for me. I just want to download Grass and it won't let me. I uninstalled, reinstalled, unchecked things, tried it in incognito, everything. wtf?
Re: Chrome themes won't install. market place 1/25/10 10:25 PM
Operating System:vista
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unable to install themes after updating chrome ....any help
it downloads the file then says not recognised file type...find the appropriate program babhlbhlab help plssssssssss
Re: Chrome themes won't install. Elizabeth Percy 2/2/10 12:42 PM
When you download a theme in XP download it to :   C:\Documents and Settings\lizzi\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data
It will then load without you doing anything else. (Except change the lizzi  to your computer user name).
Re: Chrome themes won't install. ecoNoug7 2/14/10 10:34 PM
ok, the only way I found to fix this is to uninstall chrome 4 and reinstall chrome 3. it works like a charm. apparently the themes are designed for chrome 3. i kept getting errors stating could not open file, or some crx.. bull#$@%. but well, i searched and found that they were google 3 compatible.  so good cheers.
Re: Chrome themes won't install. footballfan♥ 7/5/10 5:14 AM
i have google and when i install themes i was expecting a file where all the themes i installed were there, but there isn't. I would like google to make a change in that. Please! :)
Re: Chrome themes won't install. Nagaraj.2016 3/18/11 9:25 PM
Here are the steps to Change Google Chrome Theme:

To change the theme for Google Chrome you will need to replace the "default.dll" file with the new theme file.

Locations for theme folder are as follows:

For Vista Users:
C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\0.2.149.27\Themes\

For XP Users:
C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\0.2.149.27\Themes\

Replace C with your Windows directory, UserName with the user name you have installed chromed with, the number is the version for Google Chrome.

However, please make sure you backup the Google Chrome default.dll first before you overwrite it with custom Chrome theme.
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