How to Make Chromium Portable , Partially !Posted: July 18, 2010
I have been using Chromium web browser for some time now , and I must say it is really good , and most of the time its pretty stable , but one thing I really hate is that it saves my user profile at
Now to solve this I tried many techniques , and I found out that the most simplest and easiest solution was the best , so here it is .
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1.Download the Latest chromium snapshot
To do this go to http://build.chromium.org/buildbot/snapshots/chromium-rel-xp/?O=D and select the folder with the largest number .
Download the file called chrome-win32.zip
Extract chrome-win32.zip to a folder with WinZip or winrar or your favourite archiving software .
3.Create a Shortcut
Create a shortcut for chrome.exe
Now right click on the shortcut and select properties
and add the Following to the Target field
–user-data-dir="<Path of the Custom user Directory>”
So the Target field should contain
"<Path of the Chromium directory>\chrome.exe" –user-data-dir="<Path of the Custom user Directory>”
This tells chrome.exe to use the profile folder at the directory you specify , thus making it effectively portable .
Remember this only works if you open chromium from the shortcut , Do not Open chrome.exe directly ,open it only using the shortcut .
You can also add
to the end of the Target field to make chromium run in incognito mode by default .
The above technique is not 100% foolproof so that’s why I called it partial , but it works.
Try it out and post you comments below !