Pale Moon Portable 27.8.1
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
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
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
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 (should be an empty or
- Run palemoon-portable.exe (not
palemoon.exe) in the location you unpacked to
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.
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
Pale Moon Portable x86 (32-bit):
File size is approximately 31 MiB (EXE).
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
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 35 MiB (EXE).
GPG/PGP Signature: [Sig]
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
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 needed
for changes in the browser. 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