UiPath Studio

Extension for Chrome

Note:

You need to use at least Google Chrome version 64 to perform browser automations.

The UiPath Extension for Chrome is bundled in the Studio setup. It is possible to install it even with no Internet access. The extension is installed globally if Google Chrome is installed system-wide, and per user if the browser is also installed this way. Please note that you may be asked to close Google Chrome while installing the extension, so be sure to save any pending work.

Note:

It is recommended to close all Chrome instances before installing the extension.

From the Studio Installer

  1. Run the Studio Installer and click Advanced in the License Agreement section. The Product Features window is displayed.
  2. Click the Chrome Extension drop-down and choose to install this feature.
  3. Click Next. Studio setup continues while also installing the extension for Chrome.

From UiPath Studio

  1. Access the Tools page from the Studio Backstage View. The extensions you can install become visible.
  1. Click the Chrome button. A confirmation dialog box is displayed.
  2. Open Google Chrome and click the Add extension button. The extension is now installed and activated.

Please note that file access is disabled by default. To enable it:

  1. Click the Side Navigation Bar image alt text > More Tools > Extensions. The chrome://extensions/ page is displayed.
  2. In the chrome://extensions/ page, navigate to the UiPath extension.
  3. Click the Details button. The UiPath Chrome extension details page is displayed.
  4. On this page, select the Allow access to file URLs check box.

From the Command Prompt

  1. Click the Windows Start button and type cmd in the search field.
  2. Right click on Command Prompt and run it as administrator.
  3. Change the directory to the UiPath installation folder (cd C:\Program Files (x86)\UiPath\Studio\UiPath).
  4. Use the SetupExtensions.exe command to run the corresponding file, and use one of the following arguments:
    • /chromeglobal - installs the UiPath Extension for Chrome per system.
    • /chrome - repairs the UiPath Extension for Chrome per system if available. Otherwise it installs the it per user.
  1. Open Google Chrome and click the Add extension button. The extension is now installed.

Please note that file access is disabled by default. To enable it:

  1. Click the Side Navigation Bar image alt text > More Tools > Extensions. The chrome://extensions/ page is displayed.
  2. In the chrome://extensions/ page, navigate to the UiPath extension.
  3. Click the Details button. The UiPath Chrome extension details page is displayed.
  4. On this page, select the Allow access to file URLs check box.

As of 2018.3, installing the UiPath Extension for Chrome does not remove older versions. This does not interfere with your new or old automation projects. You can choose the Extension for Chrome to activate from the chrome://extensions/ page by simply clicking the Toggle Switch button of the corresponding extension.



Extension for Chrome


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