Maxthon Portable (web browser) Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 5, 2012 - 9:27pm

logoMaxthon Portable has been released. Maxthon is designed for the whole web. It has dual display engines (powered by Trident and Webkit) and the web's fastest Javascript engine (V8) make every website sing --- fast. This release updates Maxthon to the latest version. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. It's freeware for personal and business use.

Maxthon® is packaged for portable use by Maxthon-fr. Maxthon is a registered trademark of Maxthon International Limited and is used with permission.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.



  • Dual Display Engine - Tired of broken and slow web pages? Tired of "this site best viewed in IE?" Maxthon 3's Dual Display Engines recognize and load older, non-standard pages faster than any other browser.
  • Quick Access - Speed dial your favorite sites with Quick Access. Drag and drop to customize on the fly.
  • Magic fill - Set and manage all of your website usernames and passwords on one screen, securely. Maxton 3 will enter them for you when you visit.
  • Ad Hunter - Maxthon 2's Ad Hunter is enhanced in Maxthon 3. Much more powerful and efficient, Ad Hunter 3 efficiently stops Popup Windows and other Ad Content before you notice it.

Learn more about Maxthon... Installer / Format

Maxthon 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.


Maxthon Portable is available for immediate download from the Maxthon Portable homepage. Get it today!

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Hi guys, This is my first post. Sorry if eventually it is not in the right place...

Some months ago my pc turned off repeatedly in a wrong way because of external electrical problems and Maxthon portable was open. I have already updated it about 6 times at least, but since then I can't open it through the platform.I even tried to open it moving Maxthon folder outside of Portable Apps folder but with no success. It keeps opening only because I put it as my default browser, but it opens without many of its best features and I can't access a considerable part of my personal data that is saved there.

This message appears... "Another instance of Maxthon Portable is currently closing. Please wait for it to finish before launching it again" The fact is that there's no other instance closing...

In new installs everything is normal. The problem is that I have important Data in this old one... Favorites, History and Sessions. Is there any way I can export this data to a new install or substitute corrupted files in the old one? (copying and pasting... deleting something...?)

Thank you very much! Maxthon is a very cool browser and use it as a Portable App is even better. See you! Smile

John T. Haller's picture

Go into the MaxthonPortable\Data directory and delete the runtime INI file. That'll fix it.

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

Hi John, I did it and it worked but i lost all recent information from the other part I was using. Is there any way to recover it(even it is with a external recovery software or like a restore point to yesterday... )? Is these recent information saved in any folder? I have done no backups, unfortunaly...
Maxthon has 2 different instances for this data: 1 - at Portable Apps launcher,
2 - at PortableApps\MaxthonPortable\App\Maxthon3\Bin Maxthon.exe

before I couldn't access 1 and was using 2
now I can access 1 normally again, but lost 2 completly... Sad
OMG I'm so stupid, why I didn't do a parallel copy... Sad

John T. Haller's picture

If you were running Maxthon.exe directly, then that's storing everything on the local PC and has nothing to do with the portable version. All that data would still be on the local PC somewhere within your Userprofile. You can install a local copy of Maxthon to access it or run Maxthon.exe directly to access it. NEVER run EXEs within the App directory of a portable app directly. It's unsupported and will either store data locally or store it in an unsupported location within the portable app that will not be accessible later.

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

Hey, Manuh!
I had the same problem, and just now solved it!
Your ini-file (PortableApps.comLauncherRuntimeData-MaxthonPortable.ini) must have text:

Status= go

Good luck!