Portable version of Brave

I just joined to see if there are any new developments for a portable version of Brave. In my search of this community, there does not seem to be anything definite.

Can we expect a portable version anytime soon?

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I totally agree. Many users prefer portable versions of software and sometimes it really may be more useful than installed one. But many popular apps still don’t have a portable version. Why not? What if I just want to try the browser without installation? For example, I can choose stand-alone installation for Opera and Vivaldi, or I can just download ZIP-archive for Maxthon. But many people need portable version, because sometimes they just cannot install something on PC.

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Hi @romeroom,

Thanks for writing in and for the request! We do not currently have plans for a portable version but I will pass this along to the team.

So do the developers read these posts and respond?

Hi Steeven,
If Brave is serious about a portable version there is an open offer to create one.
https://portableapps.com/comment/232217#comment-232217
His only stipulation was this “if the publisher is interested in having an official portable version”.
Specifically here was his offer: “All that said, if the Brave devs want an official portable version and asked us to do one that they’d also make available to their users, I’d still do it. But I have no interest in maintaining an unofficial version.”

So if you give your permission and offer to make it available he will make it for you.
Is this acceptable?
Jestre

NOTE: Repost: Make Brave Portable
& https://portableapps.com/comment/230697#comment-230697

Apologies in advance for my poor English. Hi, I would like to get a portable version of the browser. Now at work I have to use Opera from a USB flash drive because of this, although I like Brave more

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I would truly support the idea of portable version! When I reinstall my PC it is very annoying for me to transfer all the bookmarks, reinstall plugins and configure the Brave browser in the same way as on previous PC. I also use portableapps.com, which takes care about the updates. This would be for me the perfect place to have the portable version.

Just to let everyone know a little protip, you can technically take your current Brave and make it portable for flashdrives by navigating from C:/Program Files (x86) by copying it to desktop.

You must have admin permissions to do this on the PC your using to make the app portable!

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Like so!


Navigate to BraveSoftware/Brave-Browser/Application

Then launch Brave.exe! Congrats! You made a portable!
Hope this helps someone…But it probably will :sunglasses:
Enjoy!

** Please note ** It WILL NOT keep data from your wallet if you plan to try and keep the BAT from it on other PC’s unless added from backup!

This was mainly for fun and informational purposes. Do at your own risk!

-AASB