How to set the allow-file-access-from-files flag option in Google Chrome on the Linux Operating System
Step by Step Instructions
Via Command Line
- First, make sure all Chrome processes are not running; you can use ‘kill’ command to make sure this is the case.
- Next get the url of your Chrome Installation path to your chrome installation e.g C:\Users-your-user-name\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application>
- Launch the Google Chrome browser from the command line window with the additional argument ‘–-allow-file-access-from-files’. E.g ‘path to your chrome installation\chrome.exe –allow-file-access-from-files’
Via Chrome Launcher
First, make sure all Chrome processes are not running using Task Manager
- Press Control + Alt + Delete on your keyboard
- Choose to run Task Manager.
- Find any instances of Chrome that are running, you want to force quit them.
- Click End task.
Copy the existing Chrome launcher.
Give it a new name e.g chrome – testing and modify the target by adding the parameter at the end.
Once done, use the new launcher to start chrome each time you want the flag to exist.