I visited a foreign website and I accidentally clicked "Never translate this site". I want to revert this back to the default behavior of Chrome always asking me what to do. How do I do that?

Thanks in advance.


4 Answers 4


Corrected my answer as pointed out.

First Method

  • Go to the webpage you want translated
  • Bring up context menu via right-click
  • Click translate to "your default language"

Second Method

  • Go to C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
  • Open Preferences with a text editor
  • Search translate_site_blacklist
  • Find and delete url of the page you want translated "translate_site_blacklist":["page you want translated","some other url","one another"],
  • After edits it should look exactly like this : "translate_site_blacklist":[""]

These will translate the page and / or reset your settings for that page.

  • 2
    That's not what the OP intended, your answer indicates you can change the languages which are suggested or disable this feature. There's no option to undo a "never translate" choice.
    – Terry
    Commented Feb 8, 2016 at 14:17
  • thanks for pointing out my mistake. it was a misunderstanding on my side. i corrected the answer. Commented Feb 8, 2016 at 14:27
  • I'm not sure who downvoted, some people lack the interest in positive feedback. In anycase, that's also what I was thinking so +1 from me.
    – Terry
    Commented Feb 8, 2016 at 14:33
  • Thanks for the replies, but it didn't work. I edited the file by removing every value after the colon, so the end result is "translate_site_blacklist":,"SYNTAX", and then I fired up Chrome. It said that the preference file is corrupted and can't be recovered, and it restores itself back to its default settings - and logs me out. To get my settings and data back, I have to log-in - and that's stage I guess the preferences file reverts itself back to its pre-edit state. When I enter that website, it is shown in its original language with no popup offering me translation.
    – voronoi
    Commented Feb 8, 2016 at 19:16
  • you just have to delete "page you want translated", part. not more than that. (including " and , ) Commented Feb 8, 2016 at 21:04
  1. Open Chrome on the device that has the problem (smartphone, computer, tablet)
  2. Enter this address: chrome://about
  3. Click chrome://translate-internals
  4. In Untranslated sites delete the site that does not offer the translation of pages

Note: Must be done for each device that presented the problem (smartphone, computer, tablet).

  • The accepted answer (right click -> translate page) is the easiest way to answer the original question, but this page is awesome and I wish I'd known about it sooner.
    – Coderer
    Commented Apr 2, 2020 at 13:08

new chrome is a bit different, these work:

Open Chrome on the device that has the problem (smartphone, computer, tablet)

Enter this address: chrome://about

Click chrome://translate-internals

but now you just click the X next to the site you want to revert to (translate, never translate, always translate)


I've had same problem. I've made a mistake and for a Chinese side selected never translate; even though, now I fixed it, but I really don't know which one of my works made it.

  1. I selected 'Settings', in 'Advanced Settings' I chose 'Language' and then removed all languages, then reselected 'English' and some other languages.
  2. I've opened a Chinese site and selected (•••) above of the page and selected (translate ...) Option.

Since that, on Chinese sites, it always asks for translate!!

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