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Windows 7: Installing Google Chrome to a different path/folder/drive/location

14 Jan 2012   #11

Win 7 x64

I found this info some where, sorry I lost the spot so I can't give the poster his due credit. It was a very old post though and had to be tweaked for Win 7. mod - I totally understand why my post was moved from "Software" to "Browsers & Mail". However, I just wanted to point out this is a "Software" issue concerning an install routine. With that said, I think most users would look in this Forum for this solution.

Ok, so how did I fix this problem. (Disclaimer) This is not an official Tutorial, please don't try this until it has been approved by the mods here at the SevenForums.

I'm running Win 7 Home Pro x64 as an Administrator

1. Backup all browser info you have (export/sync) & make sure it will be portable to Google Chrome(doesn't recognize Opera installed out of Program Files).

2. Download the Junction.exe file: Junction and extract into C:/Windows/System32

3. Uninstall Google Chrome.

4. Navigate to C:/Users/"Username"/AppData/Local

5. Cut & Paste the "Google" folder to a location where you can find it (Desktop).

6. Open an elevated Command Prompt: Start-All Programs-Accessories-right click on Command Prompt-select Run as Administrator.

7. Type the following as it would apply to your PC: "junction.exe "C:\Users\"Username"\AppData\Local\Google" "(Some other drive letter):\Program Files x86\Google"
example of how this looks on my PC: "C:\Users\Dirtydeedz\AppData\Local\Google" "E:\Program Files x86\Google"

8. Press Enter (Close Command Prompt)

9. Cut & Past the "Google" folder on your desktop to your new location.

10: Reinstall Google Chrome. Wala!! It will be installed to your new location.

11: Sync up Google Chrome with your backed up settings from step 1

Hope this helps someone. It helped me.

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01 Apr 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

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