Pale Moon Portable 27.0.3
You can now take Pale Moon anywhere with you!You've enjoyed Pale Moon at home, or at the office. You've wondered if you could use it elsewhere: in
a library, on a public computer, in a cybercafé... You need something portable, that is as simple as
plugging in your USB stick and running your favorite browser, with all your bookmarks and passwords at your
fingertips? Then here is the answer: Pale Moon Portable!
Following the trend of other browsers, a portable installation has been created, which, thanks to winPenPack's X-launcher that the portable launcher is based on, is
completely self-contained. Nothing is stored on the host computer; your bookmarks, passwords, history,
downloads, etc. stay neatly where they belong: on your stick.
Note: these portables are not meant to have file/URL associations or integration with the
desktop. Their settings cater specifically to use on multiple hosts, run from removable media.
If you require desktop integration of any kind (including pinned taskbar entries, launching a mail application from mailto: links,
remembering default download locations, etc.), it is recommended that you do not use Pale Moon Portable, but the normal
desktop version instead! Pale Moon portable has been specifically designed to take with
you on removable media with high wear and slow access, and its default settings reflect this. Using
it on a stationary computer has a number of drawbacks and is not recommended.
How do I use this?
Three simple steps:
That's it! Simple enough?
- Download the Pale Moon Portable file (below)
- Extract the contents of the file to your USB stick in a folder of your choice:
Run the .EXE file and tell it where to unpack
- Run palemoon-portable.exe (not palemoon.exe) in the location you unpacked
The first time you run Pale Moon Portable, it may take a fairly long time to load, because it creates a new
personal profile on your USB stick for you. This can take some time, also depending on the speed of your
stick - up to 30 seconds, usually. After that, it will be much faster to start.
Of course, you don't have to use a USB stick; any writable medium would work:
External harddisk, a networked drive, even an MP3 player if it allows you to access it as a drive in
Do note however that Pale Moon Portable doesn't run from read-only media like
CD-ROM or DVD-ROM; it needs write access to the location it is run from.
Download links:Pale Moon portable is available for Windows only at this time.
IMPORTANT: You are NOT allowed to redistribute the
portable if you have made ANY changes to the archive! You are ONLY allowed to
redistribute the binary package if it's completely unaltered! For any other
redistribution of the binaries with the Pale Moon name and logo, e.g. with added extensions,
languages, plugins, tools, etc., you MUST get permission beforehand. Full details
in the redistribution license.
Download Pale Moon Portable x86 (32-bit):
File size is approximately 30 MiB (EXE):
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Download Pale Moon Portable
64-bit version of the launcher and browser for
64-bit Windows (Vista x64 or later). Keep in mind that this will only work on computers with a 64-bit operating system.
This means that it may not be as suitable to take with you to plug into
public computers that may potentially not run 64-bit Windows.
File size is approximately 34 MiB (EXE):
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I already have an earlier version of palemoon-portable. How do I upgrade?
- Download and extract the portable version of your choice to an empty folder.
- Copy the "user" folder from your old installation over to your new one.
- Optionally, if you have created a user.ini file for the
portable, also copy this file to the new folder, or
duplicate any changes you have made to the old .ini file.
- Test if everything is OK, and if so, delete the old installation folder.
Note on using Pale Moon's internal updater: NOT
RECOMMENDED! You can also use "Check for updates" in Pale Moon Portable itself, but this will only
update the browser, not the portable shell. On occasion (infrequently) some changes are made to the shell
to provide improvements or updates. You will not get these changes if you use the internal updater, and
this -may- cause problems or inconsistencies with documentation. Before you ask for support for an issue,
always first try to use the full portable package if you have used the internal updater of the browser.
Also, on occasion, updates are made that are specific only to the portable version, which
will not be picked up by the internal updater.