Article ID: 120655, created on Mar 21, 2014, last review on May 11, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Windows 4.6


Installation of Chrome extension fails. Starting Chrome in debug mode allows to capture following output:

[64928:73504:0311/] C:\Users\PARALL~1\AppData\Local\Temp\3 seem to be on remote drive.
[64928:73504:0311/] C:\chrome-temp\Default\Extensions\Temp seem to be on remote drive.
[64928:73504:0311/] Both the %TEMP% folder and the profile seem to be on remote drives or read-only. Installation can not complete!
[64928:73504:0311/] Can not delete temp directory at
[64928:55380:0311/] Install failed, sending response
[64928:55380:0311/] Extension error: Could not install package: 'COULD_NOT_GET_TEMP_DIRECTORY'


This behavior has been recognized as a bug by Google developers. You can find more details in Chronium bug tracker.


Until Chronium developers fix the bug you can apply following workaround:

  1. Add additional partition to the container using following command:

     C:\> vzctl partadd %ctid% --drive D: --size 1000000
  2. Switch chrome data directory to D:\chrome-temp

    It can be done by adding --user-data-dir="D:\chrome-temp" option to Chrome shortcut..

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