It’s normal that any Browser or program for that matter installs into the “Program Files” directory. If we missed any program shortcut icon, we can easily find in the program files directory of that application. Google Chrome is something different as it operates from another location.
After installing Chrome, have you ever observed where it was installed? You might assume in Program Files, no it’s not.
Update: Yes, it is now, things changed!, Chrome browser now gets installed in Program Files.
So for both Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10, this is Chrome’s installed location: ‘C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application’
For older versions, Chrome resides in “C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe”, from that location Google browser starts working when you open any webpage.
Bonus tip: Visiting chrome://version reveals Chrome executable and profiles paths.
Why I have to Know where Google Chrome is Located?
Because there is a case where you can not find the Chrome browser shortcut on the Desktop, and in the start menu items. Knowing its location will help you to launch the browser.