The latest Google News we bought you was the release of Google maps’ overhead 45-degree view. If you’re a Google Chrome fan, today we’ll show you how to run Google Chrome on any computer from your flash drive! The setup is fast and simple, so let’s begin.
Step 1 – Getting Chrome Portable
To begin you’ll need to download the Google Chrome Portable extractor. After downloading, plug in your flash drive and open the downloaded file. Once the little extraction window pops up you’ll need to enter the location where you’d like chrome to be extracted. Apparently that would be your flash drive, so go ahead and navigate to there (example below).
Step 2 – Changing Google Chrome’s Language
Once you start chrome from your flash drive, it may not be in your language. To set a different language follow these instructions (below – screenshot of Chrome Portable running in English).
Step 3 – Setting Up Google Chrome
If you want to import all your saved passwords, cookies, most visited pages and other settings, simply copy the files from C:\Users\Your Username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data and paste them into Your Flash Drive Letter:\Crome Portable\Data\profile. If Windows asks you whether you want to replace the files, check the small box “Do this For The Next * Conflicts” and then click on “Copy and Replace” (example screenshot below). Note – If you’ve been using Google Chrome on your PC for a long time, then the files you’ve gathered on your PC may just exceed 700 megabytes – prepare yourself for a LONG copying process.
Alright! You’re done! Now, no matter what computer you go to, as long as you’ve got your flash drive, your browsing experience will make you feel like home.