Save space disk with Chrome / Chromium (or how not to lose it…)Fabian Piau | Sunday July 10th, 2011 - 06:32 PM
Chrome / Chromium browser has the annoying habit of keeping all of its older versions on the system. Useful to return to the previous version if it fails to install the new one, this history tends to reduce your disk space. When you know that a version is about 80 Mb, it’s a no brainer !
Here is the folders location :
- With Windows 7 / Vista :
- With Windows XP :
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\Application C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application
- With Linux :
As far as I know, the browser does not backup versions. It completely uninstalls the old and installs the new one (unlike Windows, update in not possible from the browser).
Then, delete all folders matching old versions (except the latest !). For example, the folder “
12.0.742.91” can be removed if the folder “
12.0.742.100” exists and corresponds to my current version of Chrome / Chromium.