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caspian915
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Maintain Google login while using Chrome via USB on different computers

Is there any way to maintain my Google login (among others) on Chrome while using it on different computers? I use Chrome portable via a USB drive because I regularly have to switch workstations over the course of my day at my job. I use Chrome portable so I do not have an instance of Chrome with my personal info on every computer. However, each time I open it on a different computer, I have to login to Chrome and to a few other extensions (notably, LastPass) each time.

I also have to login to each workstation when I start there as well as other stations separately each time I use them. As you can imagine, this is more than just a little irritating.

Is there anything I can edit to make Chrome portable keep my login persistent across workstations? I never logout when I leave the workstation, I just eject the USB drive before leaving.

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Found my answer finally

Posting this so others might find an updated link to it:

https://portableapps.com/node/37316

Special Option
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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App Notes

This is mentioned in the App Notes on the app's homepage: https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/google_chrome_portable#app-notes

It's also mentioned in the first paragraph on the license page shown as you install Google Chrome Portable.

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Forgive the confusion but..

I followed the instructions and when switched computers I got the opening dialog box again. When I put the same password in I got a error saying it could not decrypt. No amount of pressing ok, escape, or whatever would exit this error box.

Did I miss something?

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