Pseudo but awesome portable chrome.

 

This is a nifty little script which I use for google chrome portability. There is no proper portable chrome app with proper update functionalities.

The procedure:

  • Download the zip file: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1049970/Chrome.zip (~70kb)
  • Extract it in your pen drive.
  • Copy any existing Chrome installation from C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settiings\Application Data\Google (Win XP) or C:\Users\sudhansh\AppData\Local\Google to the unzipped chrome folder. Match the folder structure already made in the directory.
  • Thats it!
  • Run chrome.bat whenever you need to use your portable installation/profile.

How does it work:

  • As Google Chrome installs itself in the local app settings directory of Windows, I copied it. The directory also contains a subdir for the user profile with all the settings, extensions etc. 
  • The chrome folder contains a chrome.bat file which when run, does either of the following 2:
    • If it finds an already existing chrome installation on a comp it runs it using MY personal profile. Local resources give better performance.
    • If it doesn’t find any installation, it uses my own installation as well as the profile.

TODO: If the existing installation on a comp is updated one, update my installation to that one. Will do that when I boot into windows next time :).

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