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    Hi,
    This has happened twice,
    I go to About Google Chrome, see an update is available and download the latest version, 3.0.195.20.
    In C:\Documents and Settings\****\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application the old version (3.0.195.17) remains, swelling the folder by 66MB, on both occasions I have deleted the file with no problems.
    If I didn't delete the file would Google do it automatically at some stage?.... because if not that's a huge amount of wasted disk space growing as the updates add up.
    Any info would be appreciated.

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    one previous version of Google is kept so that the user can revert if there are problems with the updated version;
    when there is an update, a new folder with the latest version will be created and the oldest version will be deleted

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    Thanks sulasno, so two versions max, I was dreading a 'Java scenario'!

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    were you expecting an avalanche of Chrome folders? :-)

    after running the latest version of Chrome and without any experiences of crashes, the older version can be deleted

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    Yeah, hundreds of them!
    Very nice browser by the way, I'm starting to become quite attached to it, I'd become very attached if there was an equivalent to Adblock Plus.
    Last edited by budchekov; 09-12-2009 at 04:10 AM.

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    And how can I rollback a version?

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    @Firehalk

    You can try this from a previous post of mine, you'll just need to substitute version numbers ...

    http://www.chromeplugins.org/google/....html#post9042

    Enjoy :-D

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    Thanks a lot Steve!

    Works like a charm

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    Glad to here it ....

    Seems like a real long time ago since I came up with that little piece of magic ;-)

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