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How to remove “Managed by your organization” in Chrome on Windows 10

Do you see a disclaimer in Chrome settings that says “Your browser is managed by your organization” even when you are the admin of your PC? Well, this has been happening since the Chrome 73 build rolled out earlier this year.

Chrome shows “Managed by your organization” when system policies on your PC are controlling the browser’s settings.

If your organization controls your PC, Mac, or Chromebook, you’re very likely to see this message. And there is nothing unusual about it either. However, if it’s a work or home computer not controlled by any organization, then it could be either some legit software installed on your PC that has set a policy for Chrome, or maybe even a malware.

Either way, you can check which policies on your computer are controlling Chrome browser settings by going to chrome://policy page in the browser.

Go to chrome://policy URL in Chrome

This will show you all active policies controlled by either a software installed on your computer, or policies set by an organization. Since we are ruling out the organization part, a software on your computer may have created a system policy to manage Chrome settings.

The most common policy installed by third-party software is the ExtensionInstallSources policy. This policy allows a software to specify custom sources for installing extensions, apps, and themes in Chrome.

Chrome ExtensionInstallSources policy with no visible policy value

If you have the ExtensionInstallSources policy under the “Chrome Policies” section with no visible policy value, then it means it’s empty and it shouldn’t even be there.

Delete Chrome Policies using Registry Editor on Windows

Many users have reported removing empty Chrome policies using Windows 10 registry editor resolves the “Managed by your organization” issue in the browser. We will do the same.

Open the Windows 10 Registry Editor by pressing “Win + R” on your keyboard to launch the Run command screen, then type “regedit” in the box and hit enter.

Type “regedit” in Run command window and hit enter

On the Registry Editor window, click inside the address bar and press “Ctrl + A” to empty it. Then type/paste the following address and hit enter.

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google\Chrome

Access the Chrome policies registry values folder

Now delete the Chrome policies folder. Right-click on the Chrome folder in navigation panel on the left, then select Delete from the context menu.

Delete the Chrome policies folder using Windows 10 registry editor

💡 Tip
You might want to take a backup of the Chrome policy folder in registry editor before we deleting it entirely. Right-click on the Chrome folder and select “Export” to save the backup registry file on your PC.

When you get a confirmation dialogue, click Yes to confirm deleting the Chrome folder under policies section.

Click Yes to confirm deleting a folder in Windows 10 registry editor

Close the Windows 10 registry editor after deleting the Chrome policies folder.

Properly restart Chrome after deleting the registry folder holding Chrome policies. Click the three-dot menu in Chrome, and select Exit at the bottom of the menu.

Properly close Chrome on your PC

Now launch Chrome again on your computer. The “Managed by your organization” disclaimer should be gone from the bottom of the three-dot menu, Chrome settings page, and everywhere else. To verify, go to the chrome://management URL in Chrome.

Go to “chrome://management” page to verify removal of “Managed by your organization” disclaimer

Cheers! 🍻

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