Why an error "The browser profile is in use in other session. Please stop the browser or set another user data directory." thrown in Chrome-based automation?
Sometimes an error that looks like the below while running the Chrome based automation, for instance while leveraging the "Open Browser" activity within the automation.
Troubleshooting / Resolution Steps: Use the Kill Process activity before launching the browser
- Documentation page for the Kill Process activity
Clear Chrome Profile Data
Reset all Chrome settings to default and delete the browser profiles and related data:
- Check "Resetting Chrome to default settings" section in the linked article
- Check "Remove a profile" section in the linked article
Clear Session Cookies
Delete existing cookies by following steps in the Google Forum Clear, allow, & manage cookies in Chrome .