Even though Google Chrome is one of the most popular web browsers, it is not bug free. Sometimes the browser stops loading the images, leaving only the alt text of the image.
While this can reduce distractions, you might miss visual explanations such as diagrams or graphs. So we’ve put together a quick guide that you can use to fix this problem. Keep reading.
1. Update Google Chrome
If you are using an outdated version of Google Chrome, you may experience all kinds of issues including the browser not loading images. Although Chrome updates automatically, you can update it yourself, which allows it to fix bugs and not miss any improvements.
To update your browser, click on the three points menu in the upper right corner. Then go to Help> About Google Chrome. Chrome will display the Chrome is up to date message or install available updates.
If your problem isn’t with an outdated version of Chrome, continue with the next solutions.
2. Go incognito
A conflicting browser extension may prevent it from loading images. The best way to test this is to use incognito mode. Open the three points menu and select New private browsing the window or press Ctrl + Shift + N.
If Chrome loads images, you need to look at the installed extensions. You can deactivate all extensions and reactivate them one by one. This way you can determine which extension is preventing Chrome from displaying images correctly.
3. Check the Chrome site settings
We will continue the troubleshooting process by looking at Chrome settings. If you see any broken image icons, it is possible that you have accidentally changed the privacy settings. Here’s how you can verify that:
- Open the Chrome menu and head to Settings.
- In the left pane, click Privacy and Security.
- Click on Site settings> Images.
- Below Default behavior, select it Sites can display images option. In addition, watch the Personalized behaviors section to make sure you haven’t added any sites to Not allowed to display images.
- Move towards chrome: // parameters.
- Head toward Privacy and Security> Site Settings.
- Check if Chrome is showing images.
5. Clear Chrome Cache Data
Almost all browsers use cache data to improve load times. However, if this data gets corrupted in some way, it could prevent the browser from working properly. Clearing your browser’s cache is therefore worth a try to resolve your issue.
6. Rename the data folder
Chrome could have stopped loading the images due to corrupted files in its data folder. The easiest solution is to rename the current data folder so that Chrome creates a new one.
If you’re using Windows 10, tap Windows key + R to raise a To run dialogue. Type % application data% and press Enter. Then navigate to Google> Chrome> User data. There locate and rename the Fault case.
7. Reset Google Chrome
If you’ve tried something and Chrome still won’t load the images, it’s time to reset it. You will delete all extensions, cache, and history by doing so. However, Chrome will keep your bookmarks and passwords, so you don’t have to worry about losing access to important sites.
Here’s how to reset Chrome:
- Go to chrome: // parameters.
- Extend the Advanced menu and select Reset and clean of the left pane.
- Click on Restore settings to their original defaults> Reset settings.
Bring the images back to Chrome
Hope that one or more solutions from our guide helped you to solve the problem. If you’ve tried using other browsers and encountered the same issue, you need to dig deeper. Check your internet connection, operating system version, check for driver updates, and scan for malware.
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