How to Fix Google Chrome Update Failed (error 11) Issue on Mac OSX

If you’ve tried to update your Google Chrome and the update failed because of the error 11 issue, Then here’s a simple and easy solution that’ll let you update your Google Chrome again and fix the issue once & for all.

First try fixing with the following instructions on this page: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/111996?hl=en&rd=1

If it fails, try below:

  1. Close Google Chrome.
  2. Open Terminal window and fire the following command:
$ sudo rm -rf /Library/Google && sudo rm -rf ~/Library/Google

3. Open Google Chrome and It’ll show a yellow bar on top which would have a button to turn on the automatic updates, press that and it’ll ask for password to enter, once you’re done with that. You can now go to the about page of the browser and it’ll automatically start the update process.

What this does is, It simply removes all the Google Software Updater files which due to whatever reasons could’ve gotten corrupt or having issues with the automatic updater.

Hope that helps!


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