Google Chrome Portable 10.0.648.127 (web browser) Stable Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 8, 2011 - 10:31pm

logoGoogle Chrome Portable 10.0.648.127 Stable has been released. Google Chrome Portable is a web browser that runs web pages and applications with lightning speed. It's designed to be simple and stylish. This release updates Google Chrome to the latest version. The beta and updated dev release are also available. It's packaged as a portable app, so you can take your browsing experience with you and it's in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. It's partially open source freeware for personal and business use. Read on for more details... Platform 2.0 Beta 5 users who already have this app installed, simply click 'Check for Updates' in your PA.c Menu to update to the new version.


screenshotGoogle Chrome's features include:

  • Quick to start up
  • Loads web pages in a snap
  • Runs web applications faster than ever
  • Designed for efficiency and ease of use
  • Search and navigate to web pages from the same box
  • Arrange and organize tabs however you wish — quickly and easily
  • Get to your favorite websites with just a click, from the thumbnails of your most visited sites in the New Tab page
  • Themes to add delight to your browser Installer / Format

Google Chrome Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Google Chrome Portable is available for immediate download from the Google Chrome Portable homepage. The Development and Beta builds are available from the test section. Get it today!

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Google Chrome 9.X just got declared stable.

Is 10.X already stable, or is it really still beta?

When starting Google Chrome Portable there is an error message "Your preferences file is currupt or invalid. Google Chrome is unable to recover your settings."
Deleting the whole folder of Google Chrome Portable and reinstalling it anew does not help. There is still this error.

John T. Haller's picture

Offhand I'd guess you're running on a NTFS drive with improper permissions. Please make a post in the support forum for additional questions (this is a news story comment).

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

I wanted to use portable Chrome and install certain extensions, namely the personal site blocker.

Total Fail.

1. portable chrome loses all extensions when the USB stick is uninstalled.

2. portable Chrome loses all stored passwords when the USB stick is uninstalled.

This makes Google Portable Chrome useless.

It's hard for me see past my disgust - I have looked for answers, but there doesn't seem to
be any.

Anyone with a more objective view have any clues?

(I'm particulary disgusted after spending a half hour adding a long list of web spamming
urls to the personal site blocker extension - just to have Chrome lose it all.)

John T. Haller's picture

Passwords in Chrome Portable aren't portable unless you enable portable passwords. This is mentioned right on the Chrome Portable homepage and details are in the included help.html file. The reason for this is that Chrome itself has no encryption features builtin and uses IE's for that, so passwords are usually encrypted for a specific PC and will not work on other PCs. The launcher has a feature that will unencrypt them and then encrypt them using a portable technique with a password you give it.

Extensions generally work just fine portably. There are a few oddly-written extensions that will break, though.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Chrome is not portable.
The left-handed monkey tricks with passwords and the supposed
fix only shows that Chrome is broken as a portable app.
You wrote yourself that the password function is dependent on
using the same machine as the hashing is machine specific.
Even if the password mechanism worked from go this fact
breaks Chrome as a portable.

The Personal Web Site Blocker fails in portable Chrome.
Yes, it installs but (as I wrote) it is not retained when the
USB stick is unmounted. This is reproducible on barious OSs
and mcahines. I'm not going to keep re-typing all the sites
I want blocked every time I open Chrome.

Fortunately Google released Personal Site Blocker for use in browsers
other than Chrome. You do need to be logged into a google account, but it works
and, more importantly, is portable.

Chrome is not portable.

Are new threads started with every beta release of Chrome?
Should I post this also in the general forum?

John T. Haller's picture

You complete misread what I wrote. If you enable portable passwords with the INI switch, *passwords are portable*. The launcher handles this for you. Then your passwords will work on every machine. The launcher decrypts and re-encrypts them for you automatically and just asks you for a password to do so on launch. So, yes, passwords, most extensions, etc are fully portable as are all your bookmarks, cookies, etc. As is the browser. Seems you just found an extension that is NOT portable. So, don't use that extension.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!