Google is finally answering a seven-year-old feature request. Back in 2013, a user wanted to install Chrome in D drive instead of C: the default location.
“The default installation puts the application down in C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application. We need to install it to a “D:” drive and would prefer to use the path “D:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application”
A few weeks ago, after waiting for this feature for years, a frustrated user wrote the following in the bug:
“Dear Google team, its been disappointing. I have given up waiting for this issue to be fixed. Thank you all google team members who have managed to keep this defect hanging for 8 years now. I am sure i shall come here to celebrate the 10 year anniversary too, obviously no solution would be offered even then”
Did that change Google’s mind? Not sure. However, soon after this comment was added, the team started their work on implementing this feature.
Install Chrome in Custom Directory
A code commit that I spotted today talks about allowing Chrome installation in custom directory.
“Allow browser installation under custom directory”
The feature request bug talks specifically about the enterprise version of Chrome. “Feature Request: Installation of GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi to D:\Drive”. However, the code commit does not specify if this is a enterprise-only feature or not.
As usual, the team has just added the code change for this. We will have to wait for a few more weeks to test this out and confirm.
Stay tuned for more Chrome and Chromebook news.