Solved chrome stand alone download where is it on my computer

June 12, 2015 at 14:48:57
Specs: Windows 7
I have downloaded chrome stand alone download now I want to remove it how do I do this windows 7 professional

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June 12, 2015 at 14:55:43
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Is chrome actually installed and available for use?

Typically downloads go into Downloads folder within a given user's profil - which you normally see as (in this case) MyDocuments (i.e. your personal files/folders).

If you believe you have actually installed chrome then use add/remove programmes option Control Panel?

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June 12, 2015 at 15:01:31
go start click once then go to control panel then program and features and find it in the list right click on it and remove it there. hit uninstall and it will remove it


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June 12, 2015 at 16:11:30
If it really is a "stand-alone" then it just runs from a saved file and has not been installed in the true sense of the word. It will therefore not appear in Control Panel > Programs and Features.

As trvlr said (#1 response) it will have arrived in a folder somewhere. If you are using a shortcut to it, the target of the shortcut (right click > Properties) will find it. Otherwise you need to search around for it but downloads is the most likely place. Windows sometimes has a knack of dumping things in the last used place (a silly philosophy IMO) so "documents" or even "pictures" are possible.

To remove it all you have to do is delete the saved file. If you can remember the file name (or part of it) then a Windows search will find it.

If you made the mistake of using Run rather than Save (Save should always be used for stand-alone's) then it might be in temporary files. Using the free version of CCleaner will clear those out:

If you give us a link from the website you got it from we can tell you exact file name you downloaded so that you can search for it.

I must emphasise that all the above is related to Stand-Alone programs. In no other circumstances is deleting the file the right thing to do. The correct procedure for all other programs is to go to Control Panel > Programs and Features (or use a provided uninstall).

By the way, there is a lot to be said for never using the Run option for downloading things. Use "Save As" instead and it will tell you where it is going to put it. Installing from a saved file means you can differentiate between the download and the install, which are quite different things. "Run" cobbles both together so you can end up with no idea what is going on or where things are being put. A good way to get viruses.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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