How to Make Chromium Portable , Partially !

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

C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\

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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Downloading Chromium

I recently decided to get rid of branding  in my current favorite web browser ,Google chrome ….. so I visited the chromium project website .Nowhere on the page could i find an option to download chromium binaries , all that was available was source code and instructions on how to build it for different platforms .

Then after some 15 mins of searching i found this, the list of  latest chromium snapshots .

so to download the latest build open the folder with the highest number , and download the file called

“mini_installer.exe”

after downloading the file its pretty simple , just install it and you are ready to Go!

For those who don’t already Know Chromium browser is the same as Google chrome but without the Google branding , Also Chromium is Open Source .

Be advised the latest versions of chromium are beta version and they might be unstable .


Update:New Snapshots are released Almost daily , and there is no auto updater present in chromium, so make sure you manually update as often as possible.


Chrome Or Chromium The choice

I’ve Always been a fan of google chrome ever since it released , but i could never let go of my Firefox fixation.

Chrome Vs Chromium

The main reason Firefox was so good was because of the extensions .

When chrome got extensions I immediately switched google chrome and put Firefox as secondary .

But there was still few things that bothered me about chrome ,

1.GoogleUpdate.exe

2.You can’t install chrome where ever you want , it always installs in “C:\Users\%UserName%\AppData\Local\”

The first one didn’t bother me much cause I could easily remove it ,

but the second one really bothered me .

So i switched to Portable Google chrome .

Then I stumble across this article , Now I am rethinking google chrome usage !

Now its up to you to decide whether to use Google chrome or not .

Update : I’ve stopped using Chrome and switched to Chromium.