Change Google Chrome Google Search Country

I recently moved to Chile to work on our new startup buffr.com which is an easy way to manage multiple social networks. We call it the social media dashboard.

The first time I used the internet on my laptop in Chile, Google Chrome prompted me if I had changed to a different location. Unaware that clicking yes would make the default search bar use Google Chile, I clicked yes!

After a few searches I realized it was easy changing the chrome google search country back to my own country.

Here’s how you change the country specific google search to the one you want :

1. Close Google Chrome
2. Navigate to \Users\\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data
3. There will be a file named “Local State”
4. Search for “last_known_google_url” and/or “last_prompted_google_url” and change the extension of the value here to the one you want.
5. Start Google Chrome

You should now have the Google search engine in Chrome belonging to the country that you want. Chrome will prompt you again to use Google specific to your location, just select No!

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