Chromium as default mailto: on Windows XP

comparisonHere’s how!

If you have Chrome installed, uninstall it, or this program (below) will use Chrome by default instead of Chromium (Chromium is not Chrome)

Make sure this directory structure exists: C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome (replace User with your username)

Don’t create an Application folder inside the chrome folder – the next steps will do that.

Get the Sysinternals Suite (or at least the junction program for creating softlinks)

Run this command:

junction “C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application” “C:\Documents and Settings\User\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\Application”

(Replace User with your username)

Download ChromeMailer and go through setup

Launch ChromeMailer and choose your options.

Trouble? ChromeMailer (as of 8/09) looks for Chrome in it’s default path – your profile\Google\Chrome\Application

You can either install chromium into that directory, or install it into the proper directory and create a softlink (junction) so the folders mirror each other. If you delete something in one folder it will be deleted in the other one, too. Look up softlinks on wikipedia for more info.

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