Pale Moon Portable 27.2.1

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:
  1. Download the Pale Moon Portable file (below)
  2. 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
  3. Run palemoon-portable.exe (not palemoon.exe) in the location you unpacked to
That's it! Simple enough?
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 Windows.
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 31 MiB (EXE):
SHA-256: b038708e97c424aa62352d2353206503109a00434d752ee74cb03043228b5e26
GPG/PGP Signature: [Sig]

Download Pale Moon Portable x64 (64-bit):

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):
SHA-256: 241ebc78a494435e919e36203904fc7f54cadd5fa651a9ce6496eecdfc5210fc
GPG/PGP Signature: [Sig]

I already have an earlier version of palemoon-portable. How do I upgrade?

Recommended method:
  1. Download and extract the portable version of your choice to an empty folder.
  2. Copy the "user" folder from your old installation over to your new one.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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