Re: Portable Google Chrome
For those interested in having Chrome/Chromium fully portable, do the following.
(I keep mine in default path C:\Program Files\Chromium)
- Open Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder options > See > Show hidden files and folders
- Windows Vista users, go to C:\Users\[Your User Name]\AppData\Local\Chromium OR Google\Chrome
- Copy the UserData folder to C:\Program Files\Chromium, and rename it to Profile.
C:\ is the my drive letter. Yours may be different.
- Windows XP users go to C:\Documents and Settings\[Your User Name]\Application Data\Local\Chromium OR Google\Chrome
- Follow the above steps.
Then, to make Chrome/Chromium not create a new UserData folder in AppData, you must start it with a "special" command. The easier way is to create a shortcut, either in Desktop, for easier access, or your pen, if you place Chrome/Chromium in it.
To create a shortcut, right click in an empty space, New > Shortcut, then go to the directory where Chrome/Chromium was extracted to, and pick chrome.exe. Then pick a name for it. I named mine Chromium, because... well, that's what I am using.
Then, right click that shortcut and go to Properties > add the following --user-data-dir="PROFILE" after "C:\Program Files\Chromium\chrome.exe", and press OK. From now on, you have fully portable Chrome/Chromium.