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Google Browser – New Google Chrome Portable Browser

A good way of testing new versions of the so called Google browser Google Chrome web browser is to run a portable version of it. The main advantage that portable versions offer is that they don't need to be installed and that they make little to no changes to the operating system because of that.

The only problem that arises is that it can be quite problematic to stay up to date with all the web browser updates that the Google Chrome team releases regularly. Long time Ghacks reader Caschy creates new portable versions of the Google Chrome browser regularly which he publishes on his website after official browser updates.

New versions of the Google browser can be regularly downloaded from the website. The browser can then be executed by launching the file ChromeLoader.exe for a normal program start or IncognitoChromeLoader.exe for starting the anonymous mode of the Google browser.

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Updates that are released can simple be copied over the existing directory of the Google browser. Users just have to make sure to avoid overwriting the profile directory which stores user related data.

Users who are interested in staying up to date with the portable Google Chrome releases are encouraged to add the RSS feed of the website to their feed reader as this seems to be the best way to be notified of program updates.

Update: Another possibility is the portable version of Chrome at the Portable Apps website. The site operators offer downloads for the latest Google Chrome Stable, Beta and Dev builds on their site. You need to install those builds into a directory first before they become truly portable.

The portable nature makes it still necessary to download updates manually from the Portable Apps website. These updates are then installed over the current location on the computer.

The portable Chrome version has several limitations. Passwords are for instance tied to the PC the browser is run on, which means they are not saved in the same directory as the portable version of the browser. The same is true for certificates.

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Google Browser – New Google Chrome Portable Browser
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Google Browser – New Google Chrome Portable Browser
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The article reviews two options to run portable versions of Google's Chrome web browser that don't need to be installed and don't modify system settings.
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  1. caschy said on May 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm
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    Hi Martin, ich bleib mal “in deutsch” – liegt mir mehr ;) – schreib mal meinen Spitznamen bitte richtig – das bekommt irgendwie keiner auf die Kette *lach*. Im Übrigen gibt es in den Vorgängerversionen bei mir (in der jetzigen .30 hatte ich es leider vergessen) einen Extensions-Loader. Damit konnte man dann auch die ersten Erweiterungen nutzen (Mailchecker und Co). Bringt aber noch nicht viel – wird aber bestimmt kommen.

  2. Sarang said on May 24, 2009 at 4:50 pm
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    hi Martin, for including this post in ghacks… and caschy, your portable appz are really fascinating, we nvr knew tht u will release portable update version of chrome that fast. Good job mate.. Best of luck for your future :)

  3. hwsris said on May 25, 2009 at 5:33 am
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    I found the Iron browser like Chrome at

    http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

    but , I’m not download for test.

  4. منتديات ماى بكتشرز said on July 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm
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    Google browser provides various facilities like making updates in world news which is very useful f

  5. siva said on October 9, 2009 at 12:40 pm
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    ok google chrome is excellent

  6. tops-post.com said on October 17, 2009 at 1:13 am
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    Thank you 4 this :)

  7. SantaCruze said on February 14, 2010 at 10:29 pm
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    Ive tried out the Chrome Browser but i still think, Firefox is the best Webbrowser on the Market so far. I already deinstalled Chrome from my PC.

  8. Felipe said on February 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm
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    SantaCruze, if gold were handed on to you, you’d probably toss it aside…

    People like you deserve Firefox, Good luck with that.

  9. R1soft said on March 29, 2010 at 2:23 am
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    Chrome is a good browser, i like how chrome jailed every tab process.

  10. Garvey said on May 22, 2010 at 4:50 am
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    There are up to 20% viewer using Chrome in my host log.

  11. Steve said on June 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm
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    Have a look at the Chromium daily builds – They don’t need to be installed so it’s like downloading an updated version that’s already portable.

    Google Chrome is based on Chromium – everything in the Chromium daily builds will be eventually released in Google Chrome :)

    1. smiley said on April 29, 2011 at 4:51 pm
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      hey whats were are you from.how old are you i love you name STEVEN thats my x boyfriend name.thats all bye1!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Conditioned said on June 18, 2010 at 8:41 am
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    Seems the webpage is in german and that the download links dont work.

    1. Martin said on June 18, 2010 at 10:17 am
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  13. Andri said on July 6, 2010 at 9:31 am
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    ok google chrome is excellent. Thanks for the info

  14. tommy kuntoro said on July 14, 2010 at 10:27 am
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    good article, i like it

  15. parfum artscent said on July 26, 2010 at 9:28 pm
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    google chrome is excellent, i like it

  16. Skeppsbrogatan said on July 29, 2010 at 11:52 pm
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    Why is it that google chrome has advanced from version 2 till 5 with NO visual or speed or performance difference ? They are all just as badly programmed.

    Here’s a challenge for you non-believers:

    open IE8, open 1 page, say ghacks.net on it
    go to task viewer and look at iexplore.exe process to see how much RAM it takes
    Close that IE8, open Firefox. do the same thing and loot at firefox.exe
    close Firefox, open calculator, and open Chrome, browse to that page and then in task manager look at ALL THOSE chrome.exe processes (just for one page ? are you kidding me ?) and use the calculator to add up the memories. Now compare.

    Why is it that google chrome takes much more memory, crashes more often and just acts real bad, everytime I make the mistake of using it ?

  17. llorc said on November 5, 2010 at 11:47 pm
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    ok google chrome is excellent

  18. greece said on November 9, 2010 at 7:19 am
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    Although everything about this browser is great i abandoned the use of it just for the simple reason of it CRASHING too OFTEN.Back to Avant which I used to use.

  19. alex said on November 14, 2010 at 6:54 am
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    have to admit, big G is still the best. they have the resources and funds to do everything at its best

    1. smiley said on April 29, 2011 at 4:47 pm
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      hey wkatz up what are you doing whatz your number/how old are you.were are you from?????????well thats all bye

  20. teochew said on December 10, 2010 at 5:46 pm
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    google chrome is excellent, i like it

  21. Paskolos internetu lietuvoje said on December 13, 2010 at 2:30 pm
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    I think that, browser Google chrome have very good chances to be a leader in this sector. Google company can invest very much money to it, so here they are leaders. Good marketing skills and adapting usability from huge practice, this is power of Google Chrome.

  22. Gamestube.it said on December 17, 2010 at 2:00 am
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    it is very fast…!!!

  23. teochew said on December 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm
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    google crome is very best

  24. jatim bromo said on January 11, 2011 at 5:04 am
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    chrome is good browser. i like this

  25. technoweblog said on January 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm
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    Hey thanks nice artical

  26. sung said on January 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm
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    thats nice, but i’m still prefer firefox.

  27. kenny said on February 7, 2011 at 2:59 pm
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    I wonder how it performance comparing to firefox. thx for the post!

  28. susu colostrum said on February 12, 2011 at 5:14 am
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    ok google chrome is excellent. Thanks for the info

  29. susu colostrum said on February 12, 2011 at 5:15 am
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    Chrome is a good browser, i like how chrome jailed every tab process

  30. Iniobong said on March 2, 2011 at 11:46 am
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    I luv this package but why cant i dawnload it to my phone

  31. rendang padang asli said on March 4, 2011 at 10:28 am
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    great post. google chrome is excellent

  32. Environmental Consultants said on May 20, 2011 at 12:54 pm
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    Chrome is as good as Firefox in a lot of respects, what you will not find is hordes of free mods and add ins that open source Firefox has.

    Also I feel that Google has its hooks in to internet traffic enough without using a Google browser.

    Chrome is slick in it appearance and very minimal which will suite beginners, and its ettings are easy to adjust. However, I will stick to Firefox.

    1. Environmental Pollutants said on February 4, 2012 at 9:26 am
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      When I run chrome I can’t rely on results (need third party regulation right :{ , so I pick Bing as default. Chrome no like, I no like. My next attempt is to come to terms that it is universally known as the best browser and you just don’t want to abandon Firefox. Understandable but the best choice can be made using a simple pie chart in dos. Yet I continue to use Firefox. And search Google.

  33. Arpan Kar @ Business Fundas said on June 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm
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    Nice article though buddy.. Loved your focus.
    The best part of Chrome for me is that it can handle a lot of tabs without getting slow..

  34. berpikir said on June 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm
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    I still prefer firefox becoz its have more plugin option. But i’m using chrome for my android mobile :)

  35. Dheeraj said on June 5, 2011 at 8:57 pm
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    Google Chrome is the best web browser. It really stuck my mind why people underestimating the Chrome web browser.

  36. philips said on June 20, 2011 at 2:56 am
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    Thanks for chrome, most of websites support webkit now.
    My software web scraping tool – fminer http://www.fminer.com use webkit too, and developed two years, now it can deal with most of sites too.

  37. ashish said on July 13, 2011 at 4:39 pm
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    Now the Google Instant Search Option in Chrome has added sugar to already sweet juice to make it the best broswer…

    1. Ricardus said on July 28, 2011 at 8:42 pm
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      Yup, this is completely true. I find chrome browser as very lightweight compared to other browsers

  38. Gintas said on July 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm
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    I think you can use portable Chrome for interactive CDs as alternative to K-Meleon. All you need to is pass “–app=” as parameter.

    And plus it comes with Flash plugin. :)

  39. Anon said on July 22, 2011 at 12:54 am
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    @Dheeraj

    Maybe it “stucks” your mind because your mind is retarded. I don’t see a large percentage underestimating Chrome, I just see people using Chrome, realizing it’s crap, and moving on.

    Where are the menu’s in Chrome?
    Where are the shortcuts?
    Why is it so slow if you open more than 10 tabs?
    Where is the decent adblocking?
    There are dozens of issues that need to be fixed.

    Opera is better than Firefox and Chrome combined. It’s faster than Chrome, has better adblock/flashblock than Firefox/Chrome, and the menu’s actually make sense.

    I’ve been using both FF and Opera for years; I know both browsers’ menu’s really well, and yet FF’s menu’s still seem retarded.

    At least not as bad as IE’s menu. I upgraded a friend’s IE to version 9 the other day and I swear the menu is almost completely unchanged from IE6. IE needs an overhaul.

  40. Browser Statistics said on August 4, 2011 at 8:52 am
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    Chrome is surely going to be the browser for the future. With new additions to it on a regular basis, Its surely leading the market

  41. Hemendra Kumar Saini said on August 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm
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    Yep, I just started using Google Chrome Web browser, must say it is way lighter and faster than Mozilla Firefox but not faster like IE9.

  42. Martin Varesio said on August 20, 2011 at 3:13 am
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    I don’t see a large percentage underestimating Chrome, I just see people using Chrome, realizing it’s crap, and moving onª!!!

  43. NRG said on August 30, 2011 at 3:46 pm
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    If you are concerned about your privacy (which you shouldbe),
    use Iron Browser instead.
    It is a spinoff of the Google Chrome browser, which are both based on the Chromium platform.
    It gives you all the power and benefits of the Chromium platform, minus the Google privacy invasion!
    I been using it since it was launched and it works perfect:
    http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

    This, combined with a privacy friendly search engine http://duckduckgo.com/

    Read more about the way Google and such companies are filtering your internet experience:
    http://dontbubble.us/

    peace!

  44. gadgets said on October 27, 2011 at 2:56 am
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    well, although I have some complains about chrome web store recently but when it comes to browser I will still use chrome because it is better than Firefox, but I think IE is faster than chrome when it comes to web browsing so maybe chrome can improve on that…

  45. IT Rush said on November 5, 2011 at 1:22 pm
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    Love it already, it’s awesomely fast.

  46. sedrd said on November 18, 2011 at 2:11 am
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    google crome is very best

  47. sedrd said on November 18, 2011 at 2:11 am
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    thanksss veryy nice

  48. Anonymous said on November 22, 2011 at 8:30 pm
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    Hi thats called verryyyy good

  49. mangesh said on December 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm
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    great post. google chrome is excellent

  50. mangesh said on January 1, 2012 at 7:41 pm
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    ok google chrome is excellent

  51. mangesh said on January 1, 2012 at 7:44 pm
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    google chrome is excellent

  52. wasim said on February 2, 2012 at 7:58 pm
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    i.agree.with.chrome

  53. Gintas said on February 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm
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    The latest Chrome 18 and up to 19 starts to annoys me. The Facebook share buttons most times doesn’t works when you log in… but Google+ works just fine… and some pop-up menus in sites like Deviantart.com doesn’t works anymore. I am waiting for updates and looking back into Firefox.

  54. mangish said on May 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm
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    Chrome is a good browser, i like how chrome jailed every tab process.

  55. trans66 said on August 20, 2012 at 12:01 am
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    Chrome is surely going to be the browser for the future. With new additions to it on a regular basis, Its surely leading the market

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