Where is Google Chrome located on a Mac?

The first few Google results didn't help. Maybe this will be the new best Google result.

  • It's worth noting that Macs have always let you put apps wherever you want, and move them at will as easy as moving any other file. Apps (or installers or updaters) that hard-code paths are considered sub-par. That said, most people follow the convention of keeping all their apps in /Applications.
    – Spiff
    Jun 22, 2014 at 22:16
  • I found it in Applications/, but needed to go to the root of the drive.
    – user560124
    Mar 27, 2022 at 18:42

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According to "chrome install location osx", which leads to How do I change the Chrome installation folder on a Mac?, it is with the rest of the applications in the usual spot at /Applications/Google Chrome.app.

If it's not there, multiple techniques for locating it (or any application) can be found here (also via the search results above):

  • In a terminal:

    find / -type d -name "*Chrome.app"
  • In a terminal (answerer was using Mountain Lion):

    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Versions/A/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Versions/A/Support/lsregister -dump | grep -i "google chrome"

I suppose you could also search your computer for "Google Chrome.app".

The related questions on the right side of this page also contain useful information. For example, How do I uninstall Google Chrome *completely* from my Mac? shows where application settings are located.


This also helps:

/Applications/Google\ Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google\ Chrome

Taken from: Start Google Chrome on Mac with command line switches

  • 1
    this worked!!!!! Mar 12, 2020 at 0:27
  • binary path /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome Jun 12 at 12:36

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