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I have been having this issue for some time now where any and all Google Chrome extension downloaded on the Chrome web store returns the following error:

An error has occurred, NETWORK_FAILED

Doing some research online, I came across this post here, which claimed to have solved the issue. However, OP's solution seems to have been resolved on Windows 8.1, and would not have worked for me on Windows 10

Combing through the comments though, I came across this solution for Windows 10 users:


I found following method:
1. Open MyComputer and go to location ‘C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc’
2. copy ‘hosts’ file and paste it on desktop.(Take backup of original file)
3. open ‘hosts’ file in notepad and delete entries related to
4. save file and copy & replace it with the file in ‘C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc’ location


This worked like a charm, but here's a simpler step to solve Google Chrome extension NETWORK_FAILED error:


1. Open MyComputer and go-to location `C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc`

2. Open hosts in Administrator mode, in a Text Editor (I used Notepad ++)

3. Uncomment or completely delete the line

4. Save file and test Chrome extension download on the Chrome web store