Chrome Crashing on MacOS

I ran into an annoying issue with Chrome with a generic installation of MacOS crashing right after launching. After installing it from Google I simply launched the app, as one does. The Chrome logo appears in the dock then yeets itself off somewhere. Sometimes it may generate a crash report, but most of the time it didn’t until I tried to wipe some of the preference folders out to reinstall per Google’s recommendation. 

MacOS may generate a crash report with the error: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Execute corpse notify?

Found an interesting fix that may save someone the frustration of wading through dozens of hits only to never find a solution – like I did for the last hour. 

Chrome, why you no launch?

What I found was that Google Chrome is trying to create a folder in the following path:

~\Library\Application Support\Google\

But the folder security settings are preventing my apps from doing anything in the folder. I’m not sure why, but it’s fecking annoying.


Fix this travesty:

Simply add permissions to this folder for your user account to read and write into the Chrome folder so Chrome can make the subfolders it needs to do its job. 

  1. From the desktop type Command K to launch the Go to folder window
  2. Enter the following path: ~\Library\Application Support\
  3. Locate the Google folder
  4. Right click on the Google folder and select Get Info
  5. At the bottom right corner, click the Lock icon and authenticate to unlock it.
  6. Click the + button in the lower left corner to add a user (YOU!) to this list, give yourself read/write access
  7. Close the window and launch Chrome again.


You’ll notice new folders created in the Google folder and Chrome doesn’t yeet itself any longer.