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Is it possible to get truly portable Chrome that ignores registry policies?


I work in a company that has lately deployed a GPO that disables all sync capabilities of Chrome. Thus I cannot "login" into Chrome, have no extensions, and the bookmarks don't sync.

I managed to find an "offending" keys in registry under HK_LM/Software/Policies/Google/Chrome/* like SyncDisabled=1. Unfortunately I am not an admin so I cant delete/change these keys.

I downloaded Chrome Portable but it still seems to adhere to these policies... Is there some truly portable version of Google Chrome that ignores all registry settings? I know about Chromium, but I couldn't find a link for download (only sources for building).

Thanks.




Solution

SRWare Iron is a web browser that is based on the "Chromium" Sourcecode.

http://www.srware.net/en/index.php

The portable version can be found here - but without some features that privacy advocates object to.

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/iron_portable





Comments (4)

  • +0 – This might also be the solution if Iron supports chrome sync (I did not try it because I found somewhat more simple solution). Either way thank you. — Dec 10, 2012 at 17:47  
  • +0 – I think it does support Chrome Sync if I remember correctly, as I used to use it when i was having trouble with Google Chrome on my PC. However I am glad that you have found another way — Dec 10, 2012 at 18:09  
  • +0 – I have accepted your answer as it is also a viable and good solution. If they ever block Chromium as well I can switch to Iron:) — Dec 12, 2012 at 09:57  
  • +0 – Yes it is fully Chrome compatible & it was a good solution for me when the Google Chrome browser unexpectedly starting playing up on my PC. I'm glad that your situation was resolved — Dec 12, 2012 at 10:25  


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