I’m relatively new to Brave. I’m here out of curiosity regarding a portable version of Brave.
I searched and only found one, at Portapps.io. I know they are not affiliated with Brave, and it hasn’t been updated since January.
Since I use Softpedia regularly I then checked there. I found their Brave Browser download page Softpedia.
Normally on Softpedia if their is a portable version of a product available, it will be listed as such, but not there.
However, scrolling down the to file name, it is listed as brave-v1.37.116-win32-ia32.zip. Sure enough, it is a portable version of the latest Brave release. The link to the developer on the page is Brave Software Inc
So is this legitimate, endorsed portable version of Brave? If so, why isn’t it promoted and offered on this website, to people like me who would always prefer to go portable whenever possible, and might decide against using the product if it must be installed?
Forgive me, and please correct me if I’ve been misled.
If Portapps.io does not have the latest version, you can manually update it by going to https://github.com/brave/brave-browser/releases, selecting the appropriate Release version, downloading the correct archive (should be something like brave-version-win32-x64.zip) and then copying the version folder from that archive to your portable install.
There are 2 options; a portable installer, or a zip file.
I just tried the installer to see how it completed the process. Their download page does not offer any detailed installation instructions. I wouldn’t want my current Brave profile wiped out. After the upgrade install, my previous tab session was still there, so If the user already has a previous version, it looks like the installer will not alter the current profile, but check for yourself.