Error "The Browser Profile Is In Use In Other Session. Please Stop The Browser Or Set Another User Data Directory."

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

Clear Chrome Profile Data

Reset all Chrome settings to default and delete the browser profiles and related data:

Clear Session Cookies

Delete existing cookies by following steps in the Google Forum Clear, allow, & manage cookies in Chrome .