Google Chrome Portable is a version of the popular Chrome web browser that is portable, meaning it can be run from a USB drive or other portable device without the need to install it on a computer. This allows users to take their browser and bookmarks with them and use it on any computer they have access to.
The following browser is a standalone version of the popular Google Chrome Web Browser also known as Chromium. This particular USB storable/launchable version was originally made portable for Microsoft Windows users by Carsten Knobloch.
Run Google Chrome Portable from USB
Authors Website: Portable Version Project Page
License: Open Source/Freeware
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP
Download: Download Portable Google Chrome
Note: As quoted from the Author; “Chromeloader.exe is a simple AutoIt-Script compiled into an exe file. ChromeLoader.exe was packed with UPX. If you get an error from your AntiVirus software, it is likely a false positive”.
How to use Chrome Portable
To install and use this standalone internet web browser,
- Download and extract the contents of the zip to your flash drive. You should end up with a PortableGoogleChrome folder on your USB.
- Simply use the Chromeloader.exe to launch the portable browser from your USB drive. Saved settings and changes are stored in the profile folder.
Note: you can also use the included Chrome Updater.exe to keep the portable browser up to date.