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I have a problem with the latest version of Chrome (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/31225926/how-do-i-download-a-file-with-webdriver-in-the-latest-chrome-version-43-0-2357-1) so I need to download and install the previous version of Chrome. A few places suggest FileHippo or OldVersion, but FileHippo only redirects to Google's Chrome download page and OldVersion only goes up to version 23.

http://filehippo.com/download_google_chrome/history/2/

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/google-chrome/

All the similar questions are out of date.

I already turned off auto update by setting the registry key.

  • You can try downloading an older version of Chromium, which is the source of Google Chrome. The downloads are buried within this repository: commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-continuous/… – Applecot Jul 5 '15 at 0:43
  • @Applecot Ok but which was the previously released version? There are thousands of entries. – Chloe Jul 5 '15 at 1:16
  • The higher the folder number, the newer the version is. Each folder contains the zip file with the date it was released, so look for the release date that best suits your needs. – Applecot Jul 5 '15 at 1:23
  • @Chloe - Try the next build below yours which would be the previous build. – Ramhound Jul 5 '15 at 21:55
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    You can also use chocolatey for this as they keep old versions of packages. E.g. choco install googlechrome --version 69.0.3497.10000 – Liviu Trifoi Nov 2 '18 at 13:20
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You can look up the build version of a Chromium version on https://omahaproxy.appspot.com. Simply paste the version (e.g. 40.0.2172.0) into the position lookup field and submit.

In the output the "base position" represents the build number.

example

With this number you can finally find the corresponding download on either:

  1. this page - for builds before early 2016, or
  2. this page - for builds since early 2016

Updated links may be found on the Getting Involved page of the Chromium Wiki.


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    @GOTO0 I suspect you're constrained to versions that are actually in the index. 46.0.2490.86 works. – Ouroborus Mar 4 '16 at 6:39
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    49.0.2623.112 gives branch base position (there's no "Base position" anymore) of 663, I can't find that anywhere in the table. – Ray Koopa Apr 15 '16 at 15:47
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    I'm also trying to find the installation for 49.0.2623.112 as @Ray were. And I couldn't use the branch base position to locate the build. – Kay Apr 28 '16 at 22:55
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    Seems that newish Chromium versions are now in a folder named snapshots rather than continuous. Found via this helpful page. – sethobrien Nov 21 '16 at 18:00
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I've found this page in case anyone is looking for old versions of Chrome. It only goes back to as early as Chrome 48. But they do provide full binary package for the Windows version in the form of a self-extracting zip archive.

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    I don't really trust running any executable from a unknown 3rd party source. – Kay Apr 28 '16 at 23:09
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    You can verify the digital signature of the executable files. They are the original executable file issued by Google. All they do is just to generate a zip archive out of it. Nothing has been modified. – Steve Johnson Oct 9 '16 at 5:01
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    @steveJohnson But where can I find the checksums for Chrome? – JRR Apr 29 '17 at 15:25
  • @JRR, not sure about checksums, but I right-clicked chrome.exe and confirmed that the digital signature was for Google. – Sam Jul 11 '17 at 3:55
  • Worked perfectly for me. I just had to extract the archive over the top of C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application and wipe my user data in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome. – Sam Jul 11 '17 at 3:56
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Google Chrome always keeps backup of previous version you can find you previous version in chrome installation directory

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  • Its not helping, please share the 46 download link. 47 is by default getting installed in a brand new pc. – YumYumYum Dec 2 '15 at 0:06
  • I tried to use your example but it failed for me to go back to 46, and then when i installing google chrome i have no way to go back 46 , its always and forever going only to 47 – YumYumYum Dec 2 '15 at 0:07
  • Why do you want to go back to 46? – Akash Kumar Jan 4 '16 at 15:38
  • Go back to version 46. Because HTTP do not allow HTTPS for WebRTC. MP4 does not play in Chromium 46, Address bar not hideable. Please share exactly Google Chrome 46 download link. – YumYumYum Jan 20 '16 at 16:06
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    I upgraded Chrome using the latest installer from the official website. After upgrading, the latest version didn't exist in the installation directory. – Sam Jul 11 '17 at 3:43
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You can get an older version of Chromium from Google's continuous integration servers at http://commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-continuous/index.html.

Chromium is using the same code-base as Google Chrome but does not include certain things like the built-in Flash plugin and support for some audio/video codecs (e.g. MP3).

NOTE: Google has switched to another build integration server, therefore the given build server only hosts binaries built until 2014.

For newer versions you can follow the same approach as shown in this script: https://github.com/scheib/chromium-latest-linux/blob/master/update.sh

Also have a look at https://www.chromium.org/getting-involved/download-chromium

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Personally, I prefer to download portable versions when dealing with older versions of software. Luckily, Google Chrome is one of those. SourceForge seems to keep a long history of PortableApps, so I recommend them for getting old versions of Chrome:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Google%20Chrome%20Portable/

I need to do some testing between Chrome 60 and 59, so I am going to install Chrome 59 as a portable app now.

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You can find old versions of Chrome for:

Some versions are available at: http://www.oldversion.com/windows/google-chrome/

This link give all older versions of Chrome but unfortunately it redirects to the latest version.

  • +1 this was the only usable method listed for getting older Chromes. – Armand Sep 8 '17 at 10:02

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