Most people agree that Google Chrome is a dependable and effective web browser. It provides powerful built-in developer tools and is also known for its frequent updates.

The developers even work promptly whenever users face problems (1,2,3). However, the success of problem resolution also depends on a number of elements.


Currently, there appears to be a problem with the web browser and this time it involves the HAR files.

Unable to import HAR files in Google Chrome

Some Google Chrome users have taken to web forums to report an issue where they are unable to import HAR files in the Network tab.

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When I import a HAR file, no calls are seen although I can see activity in the overview. I’ve tried with multiple HAR files that work on different computers but they don’t work on mine.

The problem with importing HAR files first appeared with the most recent Chrome v114.0.5735.91 stable update on Windows. As a result, the Network tab simply displays an overview instead of displaying the requests.

HAR, also known as HTTP Archive format, is frequently used in web development and debugging. And importing an HAR file can be helpful in several ways like Troubleshooting, Performance and Security analysis, and more.

However, with the bug, it has seemingly become difficult for developers to gain valuable insights into network interactions.

Issue acknowledged

Fortunately, the team was successful at reproducing the HAR file import bug. They are now working towards fixing it.

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It seems that the developers have made the necessary corrections in the Canary Channel with v116.0.5827.0 build. Furthermore, they’ve requested for this fix to be included in upcoming versions 114 and 115 of Chrome.

Update for you. They have fixed the issue in the Canary Channel, and have requested the fix to be merged into versions 114 and 115, but thats all I know for now. I will keep you updated as soon as I know.

With this we hope that users get to see a permanent resolution for the HAR files import bug at the earliest.

And when it happens, we’ll keep track of the important information and update this post accordingly.

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