Want to use Google Chrome on the go or without installing? Here is a simple way to download and use portable Google Chrome in Windows.
Of all the web browsers available today, none comes close to the Chrome browser. It is one of the most used and often loved web browsers right now. A couple of main reasons for its popularity and huge market share are its features, multi-platform support, compatibility with new web technologies, ability to sync with a Google account, and constant innovation in supporting new technologies. Even though other browsers like Edge and Firefox are trying their best, they are nowhere near the market share of the Google Chrome browser.
Generally, to use Google Chrome, it needs to be installed on your machine. Once installed, you can sign in to your Google account and sync the browsing data to resume workflow. However, what if you are on the go or don’t want to install Google Chrome but want to use it? In that case, you can use the Chrome portable version for Windows. As the name implies, portable software needs no installation. You can just copy Google Chrome to a USB drive or other removable drive and start using it on the go.
That way, your Chrome browser will always be with you. When using a public or untrusted computer, plug in the USB drive and start using your personal Chrome browser. You don’t have to worry about untrusted browsers on someone’s computer or having no access to your browsing history.
So, without further ado, this guide will show you how to download Google Chrome portable version for Windows and use it.
Download Chrome portable for Windows
Follow the below steps to download Chrome portable for Windows and install it on a USB drive.
- Plug in the USB drive.
- Download portable Google Chrome from here.
- Double-click on the downloaded exe file.
- Select “English” from the dropdown menu.
- Click “Ok.”
- Press “Next.”
- Click “I Agree.”
- Press the “Browse” button.
- Select your USB drive and click “Ok.”
- Click the “Install” button.
- Uncheck the “Run Google Chrome Portable” option.
- Click “Finish.”
- With that, you have downloaded portable Google Chrome.
- Open the GoogleChromePortable folder on the USB drive.
- Double-click on the exe file to open Chrome.
First, plug in the USB drive. Next, go to portableapps.com and download the portable Google Chrome version.
After downloading, find the downloaded exe file in the Downloads folder and double-click on it.
As soon as you double-click on the exe file, the installation wizard will open. Here, select the language of your choice and click the “Ok” button. I chose the English language.
Now, click the “Next” button to continue.
Here, press the “I Agree” button to agree with Google’s terms. Of course, read before you press the button.
Now, we need to change the install location to the USB drive. So, click the “Browse” button.
Select the USB drive from the browse window and click the “Ok” button.
Now, click the “Install” button.
As soon as you do that, the installer will download the latest Chrome version and copy it to the location you chose earlier.
Once that is done, uncheck the “Run Google Chrome portable” option and click the “Finish” button.
With that, you have downloaded the portable Chrome in Windows. After that, open File Explorer and go to your USB drive. Here, open the “GoogleChromePortable” folder and double-click on the Chrome exe file to open the browser.
Since the browser is installed on the USB drive, all your data is located in the USB drive. You don’t have to worry about Chrome storing sensitive data on the computer. When you are done using the browser, close it and unplug the USB drive.
That is it. It is that simple to download Google Chrome portable in Windows.
I hope that helps.
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