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The plug-in store is open in NetFree. In order to download a plug-in you should try to install it. For the first time, an error will occur in the installation attempt. At this point the plugin is automatically sent for pictures and word filtering, Please try again after a few minutes, if the extension is found to be appropriate after testing, it will be opened to all users.

(Note: Extra large extensions (about 8 Mb) are not sent for testing due to technical reasons. However, there are not a lot of big extensions. If you need such an extension, go to the next paragraph).

Install extensions not through the store

You can also install plugins when you have their package file (a file with a .csx extension).
Some plugin files can be downloaded from here.

If the desired extension is not found there you can send a requests to NetFree for the plugin to be downloaded by a Goy of the internet - reference requires a point.

Immediately after download, the plugin will try to install itself automatically, but installation will fail. Follow the instructions below (you can use the video guides, see the bottom of the page):

Instructions for installing a CRX file

1. Go to Menu > More Tools > Extensions

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2. Make sure that Development Mode is enabled:

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3. Drag the file from where it is saved on your computer (usually in the Downloads folder), to the chrome-enabled plug-in page, and then release the file.

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4. You will be asked to confirm the action, confirm it.

Another method

You can do the following one-time to always allow extensions to be installed outside of the Chrome extension store:

The command line must be opened with administrator privileges and run the following command

reg add HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\ExtensionInstallSources /v 1 /t REG_SZ /d "<all_urls>"

The browser must then be restarted, or alternatively open in the Chrome browser the following address: chrome://policy/ and choose reload policy

Doing this will cause the browser to display an alert at the bottom of the main menu that "The browser is managed by the organization". This is expected and nothing to worry about.

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To cancel the operation, run:

reg delete HKLM\Software\Policies\Google\Chrome\ExtensionInstallSources

Some extensions the browser does not allow the non-server extension to be installed, action should be taken as follows:

  1. Open the crx file using WinRar or parallel software.
  2. Delete the _metadata folder.
  3. Open the manifest file and delete the line starting with "update_url" (delete only this line).
  4. Enable developer mode on the Chrome Extensions page.
  5. Click "Pack plug-in" and follow the instructions.
  6. Install the extension by dragging and dropping the new extension you have previously packaged on the plugins page as above.

Video Tutorials

Install Chrome extension files (Video)

Install a Chrome plug-in that is blocked for non-store installation (Video)