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gusaus173
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chrome not saving passwords

Chrome on my USB stick does not seem to be saving pass words for the sites where I need to. The box is ticked under advanced settings to save the passwords for site.

I wonder if it is saving the passwords to the chrome on C drive and not the USB stick. if so how do I get the passwords saved to the USB stick

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Unlike Firefox and Opera which are truly standalone browsers, Chrome on Windows is tied to the OS for many of its features. For passwords, they are encrypted for the current PC, so as you move around, they are lost. The Chrome Portable launcher has an advanced option to let you store passwords by encrypting them with a master password specifically for Chrome Portable. You can enable it by copying the GoogleChromePortable.ini file from the GoogleChromePortable\Other\Source to the GoogleChromePortable directory (alongside GoogleChromePortable.exe) and change PortablePasswords=false to PortablePasswords=true in the file.

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Does that mean that the passwords are saved in the host PC? My primary concern is security and this is partly why I opt for a portable browser. Does that method you described ensures that the passwords are stored in the portable browser rather than with the host PC? Thanks.

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Always Portable

All the settings are always portable, Chrome just encrypts its password store so that it will only open on the current PC. If you use the portable passwords setting, the launcher will decrypt them on each PC on exit and, if you select to encrypt them, encrypt them with a password in a portable way.

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