Friday, June 22, 2012

chrome & windows profile space

This is a bit like the problem I had with netbeans; chrome default installer puts a lot of stuff - including the executable - in your user directory.  On my work laptop, that's profile space.  And some genius decided to put a quota on profile space...  therefore, merely installing chrome will fill the quote, and result in a million and one pop-ups and errors.

Google provide a nice alternate installer - and there they describe how you use this to install it for multiple users.  If you're not a machine with multiple user accounts, you may not consider the need...  In fact, the alternate installs to Program Files (sensibly), so every account can use it, but as a side affect, it stops filling up your individual profile.