I have Google Chrome (48.0.2564.116) Portable installed, and I use it on Windows XP. This is the most current version which works on Win XP, so I cannot update to the latest version (or any version newer than 48.0.2564.116).
As of a couple of days ago, every time I start up Chrome, it gives me a popup windows saying,
Your preferences can not be read.
Some features may be unavailable and changes to preferences won't be saved.
I'd like to resolve this so that the window does not pop up every time. Ideally, I'd fix whatever issue Chrome is having and allow it to use the preferences file.
Is there a way for me to remove and reinstall Google Chrome Portable 48.0.2564.116?
I tried moving the existing installation to a new folder (by renaming the folder from
and then reinstalling the portable app. I downloaded the file "GoogleChromePortable_48.0.2564.116_online.paf.exe" from PortableApps then used the PortableApps installer (accessed by right clicking my tray icon). However this did not work, as the portable app apparently tries to go online to find the 'real' version of Google Chrome in order to do an install and it can't find it (presumably it is ver 48.0 it is looking for, and cannot find). I can find and download Google Chrome 48.0.2564.116 (from e.g. FileHippo), but I have no way to make the Portable Apps installer make use of it.
Thanks for any help on either item. PortablApps is a very cool utility.