Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

11 Jan 2012   #1
Dirtydeedz

Win 7 x64
 
 
Installing Google Chrome to a different path/folder/drive/location

Hi & thanks for any replies,

I have tried DL'ing the stand alone installer and the Google Pack(no longer). Doesn't matter what I do it installs to Appdata-grrr. I have read all the reasons google installs to this folder; none of which apply to my situation.

Also, I apologize if this topic has been addressed here before. I did multiple searches and found nothing.

At this point, I'm ready to go in and hack it out w/ the proper directions.

Thanks again for any help.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Jan 2012   #2
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Hi Dirtydeedz,

You may want to check out this discussion:

https://groups.google.com/a/googlepr...-i/6gMele6TB1g
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #3
Dirtydeedz

Win 7 x64
 
 

Thanks for your reply!

Unfortunately, that discussion is a bit dated & concerns Google Earth, which installs to %root%/Program Files/. Unless I missed something?

Google Chrome installs to a hidden folder %root%\Users\User Name\AppData\Local\Google. I cannot find any way to change this. In the Google Forums, "work arounds" have been posted; but, apparently deleted before I had a chance to read them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Jan 2012   #4
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

apologies...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #5
millka

Windows 7
 
 
C:/program/? chrome?

same problem here ?? i' ll tell you if i found something
Btw is hard to enter this forum
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #6
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by millka View Post
same problem here ?? i' ll tell you if i found something
Btw is hard to enter this forum
Why is that?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #7
millka

Windows 7
 
 

change chrome Directory

i didn't have time to read it right now but i thing there is some answer but first one didn't work
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2012   #8
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I use Chromium snap shots. They are really very stable. Now and then if you get a flaky one just use one slightly newer or slightly older. Download the win32 zip file and just unzip to an empty folder.

Index of /f/chromium/snapshots/Win_Webkit_Latest

Set up your bookmark sync and you'll have bookmarks from chrome. I also use LastPass with it. You may have to set up your extensions, but since it's chromium you will likely only need 5 or 6 extensions unless you're an AddOn freak. I only have 5 installed with 4 enabled. This disabled one is a bookmark dead link checker that I run manually once a month or so.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #9
millka

Windows 7
 
 

okay thanks why not does Chromium have text to speech ? i don't really like chrome it just for a good free text to speech solution for french sentences
and because its not in the default W7 directory opera didn't detect chrome and i can' t jump smoothly to chrome
this chrome problem seem to be old ( like 2009 at least ) but on my other laptop i didn't had this problem so Kinda strange
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jan 2012   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by millka View Post
okay thanks why not does Chromium have text to speech ? i don't really like chrome it just for a good free text to speech solution for french sentences
and because its not in the default W7 directory opera didn't detect chrome and i can' t jump smoothly to chrome
this chrome problem seem to be old ( like 2009 at least ) but on my other laptop i didn't had this problem so Kinda strange
Don't use it so I don't know. I would ask on Chromium discuss:

https://groups.google.com/a/chromium...discuss/topics

You can post about problems with the latest snap shots or anything chromium. It's really a mailing list that's adapted so you can access via browser.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Installing Google Chrome to a different path/folder/drive/location




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Google Chrome Installation Location
Hello All: Chrome installs to my C (system) drive and that's not what I want. How do I force Chrome to install to the drive of my choice? Also, how do I control where Chrome stores its Cache Files- I want them on a RAMDrive like my other browsers. TIA
Browsers & Mail
How do I change default installation location for Google Chrome?
I've looked up on google to find some people advising to use Junctions to trick it into believing it's installing into current user directory. When I had it earlier, I found some s*it load of .exe in the Roaming folders. I guess they are for the silent updates chrome does in the background. But I'm...
General Discussion
Google chrome installing problem
Hello Friend i need your help to install a google chrome in my laptop. please help i am facing this problem, please see the image
Browsers & Mail
Info about folder in AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application
hey guys, I was seeing this folder in my appdata folder for long time and seems it contains updates to chrome. here is the full path, \AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application. it contains some other files and specifically two folders named, 17.0.963.56 and 17.0.963.79, which are named exactly...
Browsers & Mail
Installing Google Chrome OS in VMWare
Hi everybody! Ive got google chrome os provided by CHIP magazine, in the dvd. I want to try it in vmware. Can anybody please suggest me what should be th vm settings? Never heard about such an os before. So need help :) :)
Virtualization
Installing Google Chrome
Have any of you guys installed Google Chrome "normally" in the Program Files x86 or Program Files folder. I'm pretty sure the updater would not work but we could always update it like any other program. Why did Google make Chrome like it is? Is it because of the updater? I could do some testing but...
Software


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App