Why is "MetaMask Extension not opening" on my computer?

Well, the software does not work sometimes and we get panic all of the sudden. Now, it is time to change ourselves. If you are facing issues with the MetaMask extension, either it is not working or showing a blank screen, or just in case your MetaMask extension not opening the way you expected it to, then there are a few steps you can follow to make it work. You do not even have to contact anyone, just perform the simple steps on your own and fix the issue. But first, know the problems in your MetaMask Extension.


Troubleshooting the "MetaMask Extension not opening" error

Follow these steps given below to troubleshoot the error faced by the MetaMask extension:

  • First of all, restart your browser.
  • Then restart your computer or mobile device.
  • After restarting, just Lock and Unlock your MetaMask account.
  • "Re-Download MetaMask Chrome Extension” from the Google Chrome Web Store.
  • Check your Ethereum via Etherscan. This is a very good procedure to see all the information and offers much greater details regarding the where, when, what, and who of the done transactions.
  • Please make sure that you are running the latest version of MetaMask. If not, then make sure that you have your "Secret Recovery Phrase" backed up with you and then upgrade to the latest version.
  • Via searching on the "Community Forums" will be very much known for similar problems like "MetaMask isn't working" or "MetaMask extension not opening" problems.
  • If you are updating your browser or MetaMask extension, please do not reset your wallet until a Support Agent tells you to.
  • Remember that MetaMask is a non-custodial wallet. So, once you make the transactions, the Support Agents will not be able to reverse the transactions.
  • The "Metamask extension not opening" problem can happen when you are experiencing problems with the third-party platform, like a token swapping app or blockchain videogame. In such cases please reach out to their support team first.
  • After applying all these troubleshooting procedures, if you are still facing issues with the MetaMask extension then contact the customer support team for better assistance.



In the above article, we have discussed the troubleshooting process of the "MetaMask extension not opening" error. If you ever face such a problem with your account then just simply follow the steps mentioned above and fix the issue on your own. However, in some cases, people still face many problems after performing these steps, well in that case just send a mail or contact the customer support team. We are pretty sure they will help you in a much better way.