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Is it in C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe or is it in C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application?
Few months ago, a friend of mine said the former. But yesterday, I asked another friend who did a fresh install of Chrome, and she is saying the latter.
Which one is true for Windows 8 ?
Did Chrome change something ?

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This is what google says on their change to the install directory:

Actually we did change the download page to install system-level by default (and fall back to user level if that fails or the user says "no" to the UAC prompt). Installing in AppData was never a security measure, it was for convenience to make sure people could install Chrome even without admin rights.

Our data shows that preferring a system level (Program Files) install with a fallback to user level improves the install success rate. - Mark Larson (Google)

Standard: C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\

Fallback: C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application

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So that means, by default it will be Program Files? And in which version did this change occur? –  abhim12 May 6 '13 at 10:19
    
Ok, just googled it - groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/?fromgroups=#!topic/… Thanks! –  abhim12 May 6 '13 at 10:20
    
Interesting. Wasn't aware this change had happened –  Sathya May 6 '13 at 10:27

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