Chromium Portable

Chromium Portable is a custom-built version of the Chromium web browser ― the open-source project behind Google Chrome ― optimized for portable use and packaged in the PortableApps.com Format, so you can run it from an iPod, USB flash drive, portable hard drive, CD or any other portable media. You can take your bookmarks, extensions, themes and plugins with you, and Chromium Portable will leave no personal information behind on the machine you run it on.

Chromium Portable is based on Google Chrome's Dev release channel, and is updated at least twice per month. You can read more about the Google Chrome release channels at the Chromium development website.

See the topmost entry in the Changelog below to download the latest version.

Features

Contact

Chromium Portable has a discussion forum at Google Groups. If you have any question, you can post it there. If you want to report a bug, see also the next section.

If you are posting the first time, there may be a small delay (usually less than one hour) before your post appears, because the moderators (i.e. I) have to approve the unrecognized address. After the first or second time, there should be no more delay.

Since your message will be sent for a large group of people, it is useful to observe a special etiquette when sending it. Basic help about this is at the Mailing List Etiquette FAQ. See also How To Ask Questions The Smart Way.

Before Reporting Bugs

Before doing anything else, check if the problem is not with Chromium itself, by trying to reproduce it in a non-portable Chromium or Google Chrome. If you manage to do it, please report it to the Chromium project instead. If you don't have Chromium installed locally, you can try to search in their bug tracker.

Once you're sure the problem is in Chromium Portable, search the forum for existing discussions about your problem. If there is one already, feel free to add more info to it.

How to Report

If you really discovered a new bug in Chromium Portable, you can create a new forum topic. Remember to write a meaningful summary: not just “I found a bug”, but e.g. “Error when running from UNC paths” instead. Be as detailed as possible in the description; the more information we have, the easier it is to fix problems. Which Chromium Portable and Windows version are you using? What did you do when the problem occurred? How can we reproduce it? Did you changed any options from the default?

How To Report Bugs Effectively is a general document outlining the things programmers need to know to solve problems. There is also Tips to Write a Good Bug Report.

Changelog

37.0.2062.3

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_37.0.2062.3.paf.exe

37.0.2041.4a

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_37.0.2041.4a.paf.exe
Changes
Fixed disabling of background mode

37.0.2041.4

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_37.0.2041.4.paf.exe

37.0.2017.2

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_37.0.2017.2.paf.exe

36.0.1985.18

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_36.0.1985.18.paf.exe

36.0.1976.2

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_36.0.1976.2.paf.exe

36.0.1941.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_36.0.1941.0.paf.exe

36.0.1933.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_36.0.1933.0.paf.exe

35.0.1916.27

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_35.0.1916.27.paf.exe

35.0.1916.17

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_35.0.1916.17.paf.exe
Changes
Fixed crash when quitting the application by closing the last window
Fixed stealthiness regression in chrome_elf

35.0.1916.6

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_35.0.1916.6.paf.exe

35.0.1912.2

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_35.0.1912.2.paf.exe

32.0.1700.6

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_32.0.1700.6.paf.exe

31.0.1650.8

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_31.0.1650.8.paf.exe

30.0.1599.10

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_30.0.1599.10.paf.exe
Changes
Added options to load Google API keys

29.0.1541.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_29.0.1541.0.paf.exe

26.0.1410.12

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_26.0.1410.12.paf.exe
Changes
Fixed incompatibility with Windows XP

26.0.1410.5

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Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_26.0.1410.5.paf.exe
Changes
Changed the default search engine to DuckDuckGo for all locales
Bundled Mozilla's PDF.js HTML5-based PDF viewer as an extension
Fixed lack of tooltips (to the joy of our usersor not)

25.0.1364.5

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_25.0.1364.5.paf.exe

24.0.1284.2

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_24.0.1284.2.paf.exe
Changes
Added PPAPI Flash support

23.0.1271.10

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_23.0.1271.10.paf.exe
Changes
Relicensed the standalone launcher and the custom code of the PortableApps.com under the Mozilla Public License 2.0
Added portable password encryption, using the PortablePasswords plugin, to the PortableApps.com launcher

22.0.1201.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_22.0.1201.0.paf.exe

21.0.1180.15

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_21.0.1180.15.paf.exe

21.0.1180.11

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_21.0.1180.11.paf.exe
Changes
Removed Do Not Track support.
Fixed translations.

21.0.1163.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_21.0.1163.0.paf.exe

21.0.1155.2

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_21.0.1155.2.paf.exe

20.0.1123.4

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_20.0.1123.4.paf.exe

20.0.1105.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_20.0.1105.0.paf.exe

19.0.1084.15

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_19.0.1084.15.paf.exe

19.0.1068.1

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_19.0.1068.1.paf.exe

19.0.1061.1

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_19.0.1061.1.paf.exe
Release notes

This release continues the default search engine change introduced in the previous release, now using a more sophisticated mechanism. The change is currently only perceptible for new installs. The next release will seamlessly add DuckDuckGo to the search engines' list of all users.

Changes
Changed the default search engine to DuckDuckGo for English-speaking locales

19.0.1049.3

Release date
Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_19.0.1049.3.paf.exe
Release notes

This is 2012's first release, after a relatively long public hiatus. Internally, however, many changes and developments were made, including an upcoming set of tools to automate tasks like the download and installation of Google Chrome-only additions and the management of the launcher's settings.

Changes
Added support for the new Java plugin location (as of JRE 6u31)
Renamed the profile directory from Data\Profile to Profiles, reflecting the support for multiple profiles
Added portable password encryption to the standalone launcher, using the PortablePasswords plugin used by Google Chrome Portable and Iron Portable
Added support for storing Google Chrome's proprietary add-ons in the User Data Archive, by putting them in the App folder

17.0.963.12a

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_17.0.963.12a.paf.exe
Changes
Fixed patch regression which caused Chromium to create shortcuts to itself on the desktop and Quick Launch bar

17.0.963.12

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_17.0.963.12.paf.exe

17.0.942.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_17.0.942.0.paf.exe

17.0.932.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_17.0.932.0.paf.exe

17.0.928.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_17.0.928.0.paf.exe

16.0.912.15

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Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_16.0.912.15.paf.exe
Release notes

This release ships initial support for the Do Not Track specification. In order to enable it, edit the Preferences file inside your profile (see Profile path in chrome://version) and add "do_not_track": true, after the first {.

Changes
Added initial support for the Do Not Track HTTP header, based on Chromium's issue 81844

16.0.912.12

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Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_16.0.912.12.paf.exe

16.0.912.4

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_16.0.912.4.paf.exe

16.0.912.0

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Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_16.0.912.0.paf.exe
Changes
Removed the Settings Manager from the main package
Relicensed the standalone launcher and the custom code of the PortableApps.com under the Artistic License 2.0

16.0.904.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_16.0.904.0.paf.exe

16.0.891.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_16.0.891.0.paf.exe

16.0.889.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_16.0.889.0.paf.exe

15.0.874.21

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_15.0.874.21.paf.exe

15.0.874.15

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_15.0.874.15.paf.exe

15.0.874.12

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_15.0.874.12.paf.exe

15.0.874.5

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_15.0.874.5.paf.exe

15.0.874.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_15.0.874.0.paf.exe

15.0.865.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_15.0.865.0.paf.exe

15.0.861.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_15.0.861.0.paf.exe

15.0.854.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_15.0.854.0.paf.exe

15.0.849.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_15.0.849.0.paf.exe
Changes
Improved crash handling in the standalone launcher

14.0.835.15

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_14.0.835.15.paf.exe
Changes
Added support for Java and jPortable

14.0.803.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_14.0.803.0.paf.exe

14.0.797.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_14.0.797.0.paf.exe

14.0.794.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_14.0.794.0.paf.exe

13.0.782.20

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_13.0.782.20.paf.exe

13.0.782.14

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_13.0.782.14.paf.exe

13.0.782.1

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_13.0.782.1.paf.exe

13.0.772.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_13.0.772.0.paf.exe

13.0.767.1

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_13.0.767.1.paf.exe

12.0.742.21

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_12.0.742.21.paf.exe

12.0.742.16

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_12.0.742.16.paf.exe

12.0.742.12

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_12.0.742.12.paf.exe

12.0.742.9

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_12.0.742.9.paf.exe

12.0.742.0

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_12.0.742.0.paf.exe

12.0.733.0

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Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_12.0.733.0.paf.exe
Changes
Reverted to using Chromium's default user agent
Reverted to using the PortableApps.com Launcher, as in the 9.0.597.19 and 10.0.612.1 releases

12.0.712.0

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Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_12.0.712.0.paf.exe

11.0.696.16

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_11.0.696.16.paf.exe

11.0.696.14

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_11.0.696.14.paf.exe

11.0.696.12a

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Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_11.0.696.12a.paf.exe
Changes
Fixed issue with the “ask for incognito” feature, where the launcher and the settings manager were using different settings for it

11.0.696.12

Release date
Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_11.0.696.12.paf.exe
Changes
Added ability to launch Chromium directly in incognito mode

11.0.696.0

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Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_11.0.696.0.paf.exe

11.0.686.3

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_11.0.686.3.paf.exe

11.0.686.0

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Download URL
https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_11.0.686.0.paf.exe
Changes
Added support for using Chromium's default user agent string

11.0.672.2

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_11.0.672.2.paf.exe

10.0.648.82

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https://downloads.sourceforge.net/crportable/ChromiumPortable_10.0.648.82.paf.exe

10.0.648.45

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https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_10.0.648.45.paf.exe/download

10.0.648.18

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Download URL
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_10.0.648.18.paf.exe/download

10.0.648.11

Release date
Download URL
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_10.0.648.11.paf.exe/download
Release notes

The Chromium build bundled with this release has been modified in order to improve portability. You can run it directly, and it will load your profile from Data\Profile and will search for plugins in Data\Plugins, both relative to the directory containing the Chrome.exe executable. Note that, when using Chromium Portable this way, the options from Under the HoodSecurity are not backed-up or saved. If you need specific values for these options, you should use the Chromium Portable launcher.

Changes
Removed unnecessary actions from the registry handling code

10.0.642.2

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Download URL
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_10.0.642.2.paf.exe/download

10.0.634.0

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Download URL
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_10.0.634.0.paf.exe/download
Changes
Added support for longer path in the extra plugins load code

10.0.628.0

Release date
Download URL
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_10.0.628.0.paf.exe/download
Release notes

Live mode is now supported again (support has been removed in v10.0.612.3).

Changes
Removed support for the standalone launcher

10.0.612.3

Release date
Download URL
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_10.0.612.3.paf.exe/download
Release notes

As a result of a code base change, live mode is unsupported in this release.

Changes
Recreated the PortableApps.com launcher to share the same code base as the standalone launcher

10.0.612.1

Release date
Download URL
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_10.0.612.1.paf.exe/download
Changes
Dropped support for portable fonts
Enabled detection of 7-Zip compression options at runtime
Added code to prevent the PortableApps.com and standalone launchers from running simultaneously

9.0.597.19

Release date
Download URL
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crportable/files/ChromiumPortable_9.0.597.19.paf.exe/download