Google is finally working on a problem with Chrome, which may have nothing to do with new features, but it’s still big news for Windows users. Now if you install 64-bit Chrome on Windows, the app stores some browser data in the x86 app folder.
For example, if you run a 64-bit Chrome on Windows 10, the app’s default installation path is “C:Program Files (x86)”Google Chrome.” So even though it’s a 64-bit version, you still put the files in the x86 folder. And the problem was reported on the Chromium Bugs tracker as early as 2014, but has not been properly addressed.
After six years of waiting, Google finally set about solving the problem. Citingmedia, TechDows, the latest 64-bit Chrome browser is starting to be installed in the correct folder, meaning some files will be stored under the “C:Program Files” path.
However, it looks like only newly installed browsers will enter this path, so if you’re already running Chrome, you’ll have to delete it and then reinstall the browser and move all the files to the correct folder. It’s not clear when Google will officially launch the feature.
Download: Windows x64 Chrome Canary
Latest version: 85.0.4170.0
File size: 63.62 MB
Updated: 2 hours ago