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I work in a company that has lately deployed a GPO that disables all sync capabilities of Chrome. Thus I cannot "login" into Chrome, have no extensions, and the bookmarks don't sync.

I managed to find an "offending" keys in registry under HK_LM/Software/Policies/Google/Chrome/* like SyncDisabled=1. Unfortunately I am not an admin so I cant delete/change these keys.

I downloaded Chrome Portable but it still seems to adhere to these policies... Is there some truly portable version of Google Chrome that ignores all registry settings? I know about Chromium, but I couldn't find a link for download (only sources for building).

Thanks.

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This is just a workaround, but have you considered running Chrome in a program such as Sandboxie? –  ekaj Dec 10 '12 at 9:40
    
Did you tried the one available at Portableapps.com ? –  Lamb Dec 10 '12 at 10:09

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SRWare Iron is a web browser that is based on the "Chromium" Sourcecode.

http://www.srware.net/en/index.php

The portable version can be found here - but without some features that privacy advocates object to.

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/iron_portable

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This might also be the solution if Iron supports chrome sync (I did not try it because I found somewhat more simple solution). Either way thank you. –  NeverStopLearning Dec 10 '12 at 17:47
    
I think it does support Chrome Sync if I remember correctly, as I used to use it when i was having trouble with Google Chrome on my PC. However I am glad that you have found another way –  Simon Dec 10 '12 at 18:09
    
I have accepted your answer as it is also a viable and good solution. If they ever block Chromium as well I can switch to Iron:) –  NeverStopLearning Dec 12 '12 at 9:57
    
Yes it is fully Chrome compatible & it was a good solution for me when the Google Chrome browser unexpectedly starting playing up on my PC. I'm glad that your situation was resolved –  Simon Dec 12 '12 at 10:25

I managed to locate compiled sources for latest Chromium and it works! I just downloaded zip file for win32, extracted and it works like a charm (including sync). FIY: I ve read somewhere that it only works because it loads registry keys from different "path" (e.g. Policies/Chrome vs Policies/Chromium).

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