Is there any way to load an extension in chrome browser using Selenium Webdriver

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I want to load an extension from my system and open it in chrome browser. How can I do that using Selenium Webdriver?
Jun 3, 2019 in Selenium by Harsha
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Hey Harsha, you can load an extension in chrome browser using ChromOptions in Selenium Webdriver. You can follow these steps to add a chrome extensions to chromeOptions and then load it while running a browser:

  1. Add "GET CRX" extension from Google Web Store.

  2. Download your extension (in my case its Selenium IDE extension).

  3. Go to Chrome Web Store >> Search for your extension (the one you've already downloaded) >> Click on Get CRX on top-right of the browser >> Click on Get CRX for this Extension. This would download the CRX file.

  4. Now, write your test script by following this code snippet:

    • public class openChromeExtension {
          
          public static String driverPath = "C:\\\\Users\\\\Rishabh\\\\Downloads\\\\chromedriver.exe";
      
          public static void main(String[] args) {
              
              System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver", driverPath);
      
              ChromeOptions options = new ChromeOptions();
              options.addExtensions(new File("C:\\Users\\Rishabh\\Downloads\\Selenium IDE.crx"));
      
              DesiredCapabilities capabilities = new DesiredCapabilities();
              capabilities.setCapability(ChromeOptions.CAPABILITY, options);
              ChromeDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(capabilities);
              
              System.out.println("Opening extension");
              driver.get("chrome-extension://mooikfkahbdckldjjndioackbalphokd/index.html");
      
              driver.navigate().refresh();
              System.out.println("Refresh successfully");
          }
      
      }
answered Jun 3, 2019 by Rishabh
I used the same code but my chrome extension did not got activated.Kindly suggest how to activate it.
What's the error that you are getting?

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