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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All the similar questions are out of date.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.

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  • 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, 2015 at 0:43
  • @Applecot Ok but which was the previously released version? There are thousands of entries.
    – Chloe
    Jul 5, 2015 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, 2015 at 1:23
  • @Chloe - Try the next build below yours which would be the previous build.
    – Ramhound
    Jul 5, 2015 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 Nov 2, 2018 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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  • Download version 46: commondatastorage.googleapis.com/chromium-browser-continuous/…
    – YumYumYum
    Dec 2, 2015 at 1:31
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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, 2016 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
    Apr 15, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 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, 2016 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. Oct 9, 2016 at 5:01
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    @steveJohnson But where can I find the checksums for Chrome?
    – JRR
    Apr 29, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2015 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, 2015 at 0:07
  • Why do you want to go back to 46?
    – Skyyy
    Jan 4, 2016 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, 2016 at 16:06
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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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  • Those are online installers. And since google deleted the old files from their servers, the installer won't work.
    – user136036
    Jan 24, 2019 at 17:12
  • What version did you try to download? How old is "old"?
    – Sun
    Jan 26, 2019 at 1:05
  • The online installer tries to download the files from the google server for an older Chrome version. But those files no longer exist as google deleted them. So the online installer won't work as it will throw 404 errors.
    – user136036
    Jan 26, 2019 at 5:04
  • If Google doesn't have the old version, then you'll have to try OldVersions or these old repo but you'd have to trust a third-party that the binaries are not compromised.
    – Sun
    Feb 5, 2019 at 17:29
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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.

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    I would never recommend to download software from an unknown domain. But UpToDown claims ‘Uptodown has become an international reference within the field of legal software downloads.’ … Aug 12, 2019 at 14:44
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Docker(arbitrary image). If you're not running within a container, or vm, don't download anything from any site mentioned here that isn't a google owned domain. Literally everyone here, that is suggesting any other third party site, is a scammer, putting in the work to cast the net as wide as possible.

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