How to start Chrome in Incognito mode by default on Windows 10

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers out there and if you are someone who is using it as the Primary browser then you might be aware that it keeps a track of your browsing history just like the other browsers available out there. However, if you are someone who is too concerned about privacy and you don’t want Google Chrome to save whatever you search then Incognito Mode can solve the problem for you.

While turning on incognito mode every time can be a time-consuming task, users can play around with some settings and they can start Google Chrome in Incognito mode by default. Since there is no direct method to do this, not many people know how it’s done. Hence in this guide, we are going to show you How to start Chrome in Incognito Mode by default on Windows 10. Without waiting further, let’s get started.

How to start Chrome in Incognito Mode by default on Windows 10

Step 1: Search for the Chrome browser on your Windows 10 system. You can find it in the Start Menu or the Desktop. Right-click on it to bring up a new context menu.

Step 2: Once the Context Menu pops up on your screen, click on “Properties”


Step 3: Click on the Shortcut tab and search for the Target text field. Now, at the end of the line that reads “C: Program Files (x86)GoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe.”, add this — “-incognito” without the quotation marks.

Step 4: Once you’ve made the changes in the Target field, tap on Apply and then click the Ok button. Doing this will give you a warning message but you can ignore it and continue with the process.


That’s all, folks! Once you have done this, Chrome will automatically start in Incognito Mode every time you open it. If you change your mind in the future you can remove the “-incognito” from the target text box and click on the Apply button to save your changes. Were we helpful? Let us know in the comments below and if you liked this guide then don’t forget to share it using the social media buttons.