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    agressiv is offline Junior Member
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    Why on earth does Chrome, an application, install itself into what would be considered a settings directory for ONE user?

    On my XP machine, my current logged in user has no admin rights. I use a separate administrator account to install all software. I ran the chrome installer, and when I didn't see a start menu entry for Chrome, I figured it installed just for the admin account (which it did) and I went to Program Files to find the app. It wasn't there either.

    So, I had to check the path, and its:

    C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe


    That is NOT a location that applications should be installed to. Settings, sure, but not the EXE's. That is what Program Files is for.

    How do you install Chrome for all users in the proper folder? Do I just have to hack it there? Seems backwards to me, its not following the standard Windows development guidelines.

    So, its actually allowing a non-privledged user to install without any escalation. To us, that is a bad thing. I was able to install the application as a non-admin.

    agressiv

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    It installs itself to an equivalent path under Vista:

    C:\Users\<Username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

    I eagerly anticipate an answer to this question as well.

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    Timothy J. Lanza is offline Junior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by agressiv View Post
    So, its actually allowing a non-privledged user to install without any escalation. To us, that is a bad thing. I was able to install the application as a non-admin.
    "Rahul Kuchhal" actually posted about this in the Chromium devblog on January 16th:

    http://blog.chromium.org/2009/01/goo...d-updates.html

    I completely agree with you... An application vendor deciding to bypass convention to allow non-admin users to perform an install of anything is a little unsettling.

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