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Brave™ portable app made with Portapps.
A free and open-source web browser based on the Chromium web browser and its Blink engine.

Latest version 1.65.126
Internal release 91
Last updated 2024/05/05
Maintainer CrazyMax
License Mozilla Public License 2.0


Download and install the latest portable setup where you want then run brave-portable.exe.

If you have already installed Brave™ from the original setup, move the following files :

  • %APPDATA%\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\* to data

Then run brave-portable.exe and remove Brave™ from your computer.


For an upgrade, simply download and install the latest portable setup.



Here is what differs from the original release to ensure portability :

  • Following switches are passed to the process.
    • --user-data-dir=<data_path> : Directory where the browser stores the user profile. <data_path> is dynamically generated at launch.
    • --disable-brave-update : Disable automatic update to avoid regressions.
    • --no-default-browser-check : Stops Brave™ from checking if it is the default browser at startup.
    • --disable-logging : Force logging to be disabled.
    • --disable-breakpad : Disables the crash reporting.
    • --disable-machine-id : Allows disabling the machine ID generation on Windows.
    • --disable-encryption-win : Allows disabling encryption on Windows for cookies, passwords, settings…
  • A shortcut is created at launch to allow native notifications and removed when Brave™ is closed

--disable-machine-id and --disable-encryption-win have been specially crafted to ensure portability. This means that passwords, cookies and other settings will not be encrypted on your hard drive. It is therefore advisable to have this data on an encrypted hard disk. For more info see portapps/brave-portable#4, portapps/brave-portable#15 and brave/brave-core#795.


Brave™ portable can be configured through the main YAML configuration file :

  cleanup: true
  • cleanup : Cleanup leftover folders (default false)

Known issues

Here is the list of known issues with this portapp:


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