Google Chrome Portable 11.0.696.68 Stable (web browser) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on May 13, 2011 - 2:48am

logoGoogle Chrome Portable 11.0.696.68 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 stable version is also being pushed to beta users over the Updater. The latest Dev build is 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...

Update automatically in the Platform 2.0 Beta 5 by clicking 'Check for Updates'.


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  • Quick to start up
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  • Runs web applications faster than ever
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  • 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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The download of additional files during setup fails because the files will not be found. Reinstallation of former Version is neccessary!

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It works just fine for me both manually by downloading and running the installer and via the Updater in the platform. If you are having another issue, please post more details in the support forum. If you're in a network location that blocks downloads from (which will show with an error like unable to download, invalid file, request error, etc), you'll need to move to another location which permits them. The installer downloads the official Google Chrome installer from Google itself during installation. Currently, if it fails during the update, you wind up with an unworking install. With the 2.0 Pre-Release coming shortly, installs via the updater will fail but your old install will be preserved.

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

The installation of 11.0.696.65 a week ago works. The current installation without any change of my firewall or proxy configuration fails. I made some screenshots, I'll send them by eMail. Downloads are allowed without restrictions.

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There is no difference between the 11.0.696.65 install and the 11.0.696.68 install except the version of Google Chrome downloaded. The launcher is exactly the same version. The PA.c Installer is exactly the same version. The only thing that changed is the file downloaded was this and now it is this. So it's an issue with the network on your end. If you try the .65 and the .68 installer, you'll find they either both work or both fail at your location.

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

The installation of .68 fails, the reinstallation of .65 finished successfully. My network configuration didn't changed since february! I'm not interested in further support!

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Can you download .68 directly? If so, you can simply place the file in the same directory as the Google Chrome Portable .68 installer and it'll use that.

I'm not sure why you're getting so upset. You've got multiple people trying to help you here. You can post images to any free image sharing service you want (, for example) and link them from here if you want to post examples. And when you contacted me using my personal email address on my personal homepage (which specifically says not to use my personal email address for support questions), I even referenced you back here in the canned reply to continue supporting you. Is there something more you expected? We can magically know what is wrong on your specific computer and internet connection that is preventing the install, so we're attempting to figure out what's broken.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome! won't understand! There is and there was no problem to download any file from any host! There is no change in configuration since february. The installation of .65 finished successfully, the installation of .68 fails. I can't see any Problem in my specific computer! I can download the chrome_installer.exe without any problem. And I never send a eMail to your personal address for support questions. I only used this address to transfer the images of my support question here!!!

Please don't reply me. If you do this, I'll not answer again.

Mosquito007 - May 14, 2011 - 3:04am

The download of additional files during setup fails because the files will not be found.

Mosquito007 - May 15, 2011 - 11:53pm

There is and there was no problem to download any file from any host!

The download fails or does not fail? That is an essential clue to narrow down the issue. Please clarify.

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I received screenshots about this issue that showed a SendRequest error. This is indicative of an issue with the local machine. As you previously stated that you were sending screenshots to an email address, I'd assumed it was you. As mentioned, we don't do support via email.

We're here trying to support you, but you won't even tell us the exact error message when repeatedly asked. Nor will you post a screenshot of the error using an image hosting service when directed to. As mentioned, the installer works perfectly fine on multiple test systems in multiple tests both manually and with the PA.c Updater. The installer and launcher from .68 is the same as .65, no changes at all were made to code or configuration. I built them both, so I know the exact changes.

We can't help you unless you're willing to tell us the exact errors you are seeing and provide us with additional information when asked for it. There's plenty of people here ready to support you and asking you repeatedly for additional information to do so, so your claim of Google Chrome Portable not having support is simply wrong. We can't help you unless you help us figure out what's wrong.

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I can't seem to install any extensions, apps, or themes with the current Chrome 11.0.696.68. I get the following:

Package is invalid. Details: 'Could not create a directory for unzipping: C:2\PortableApps\GoogleChromePortable\Data\profile\Temp\scoped_dir_19917\CRX_INSTALL'.

Is there any way to point it to the correct directory?

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That's the dreaded TEMP directory issue. It's a Chrome bug (not Chrome Portable, Chrome itself) that's been open for years and is still unsolved. It affects certain builds on certain PCs with no real rhyme or reason. It affects some PCs only when run from an external drive, but the exact same portable build will run just fine from the local drive. It could be related to TMP not being defined. There are 10 different workarounds. Some work for some people, others never work for some people.

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As John said, this is a long standing bug. The causes are not really understood.
As I'm unable to reproduce it, perhaps you could help me to figure out what's wrong.

To enable logging, copy GoogleChromePortable.ini from Other\Source\ to the directory of GoogleChromePortable.exe. Then, edit the file with Notepad and change the line containing AdditionalParameters to:

AdditionalParameters=--enable-logging --v=1

When you hit this bug, close Chrome Portable, copy the file Data\Profile\Chrome_Debug.log to another location (after this step, you can start Chrome again), and send the file to me (see kAlug.Net/Contact). Now you can delete GoogleChromePortable.ini.

Previously known as kAlug.

Hey guys thanks for the responses. The problem fixed itself, I think. After having used Chrome Portable and running into the error, Chrome on my local drive stopped working (just would not start up). So I figured it may have had something to do with the local instance of Chrome running at the same time. After re-installing Chrome on my local drive and making sure that ran fine again I opened Chrome Portable with Chrome on my local drive closed and everything seems to be fine now.

The installation of .68, .71 and .77 failed. After restore of backup stable version 12.0.742.91 was announced, only a few minutes later than .77. This installation finished successfully! No changes neccessary to my configuration! The corrections in installation part of new version solved the problem!