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Portable VirtualBox shared drive without a drive letter

I have installed VirtualBox portable onto a USB stick and created a virtual machine. I want to share files between guest and host via a shrred folder, but VirtualBox will not accept a folder of the ...
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How to batch install setup-file (*.exe) on PC?

Instead of repeatedly double-clicking tens of setup files (*.exe), can batch-installing at once be possible? Or at least one double-click is enough to sequentially activate them? The closest Google ...
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UEFI Linux Installation To External Flash Drive

Recently I've bought myself a "Mini-PC" box that came with Windows 10. It only supports UEFI boot (no BIOS). Eager to play with Linux Mint on the box, I've installed it in UEFI mode, making sure the ...
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Installing Windows 10 on External Drive

This question has been asked a few times and all had good replies that I have followed and it seems I am SO close to getting this done... But the Windows 10 ISO I have downloaded from Microsoft does ...
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What is the difference between “Rufus” and “Rufus portable”

On this site : https://rufus.akeo.ie/, there are two downloads, one labeled "Rufus 2.8" and the other labeled "Rufus 2.8 portable" I have tried both, and they do not differ in functionality as far as ...
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Making Eclipse portable

Note: Yes, I've seen this. However, it seems like Eclipse has changed something since 2010, because trying to run a fresh install from my flash drive doesn't work anymore. Since the question was asked ...
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“something prevented the text engine from being initialized.” in Photoshop CS5 portable

I'm using a portable installation of Photoshop CS5 Extended. Two days ago I did some animated gifs with text on them. I have not been using Photoshop much recently, but I had also done some work on ...
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Is there a portable version of the Upwork Team App (time tracker) software?

Is there a portable version of the Upwork Team App (time tracker) software, or how do I install the original (non-portable version) on Windows 7 without admin rights?
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How to use a software without installing it on a computer? [duplicate]

I hope my question fits superuser. I am a PhD student and I must use a software on my computer at the faculty's office but unfortunately, the informaticians are not at the university since a quite ...
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Portable android studio

I downloaded android-studio-ide-141.2288178-windows.zip and uncompressed it and I installed also jdk, the problem is that when I run studio64, I get the splash screen for less than a second and ...
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Windows 10: Cortana Search is not finding portable applications

This question deals with finding applications in general but not portable ones: Cortana Search is not finding applications on Windows 10 I have a portable application located but not installed at C:\...
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Compiling Firefox Portable

Is it possible that I install addons, change settings in about:config, and then compile then? So that when I install that Firefox, it will already have hose settings/features/addons already?
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Any PORTABLE application to open Active@ Disk Image Backup File (ADI)

Recently I formatted & reinstalled my Windows System. Before that taken back-up of whole 'C' Drive (using AOMEI Backupper,free backup software) to an ADI extension file. There is option to mount ...
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How can I create an image gallery with just a few mouse actions?

I would like to be able to create an HTML image gallery in Windows 10 with a "1-click" approach. Is there a way to do that without having to install any software?
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Will my portable app (Portable R) work on both my PC and Mac?

I installed the portable program onto my usb. I am wondering whether it will work on a MAC computer at school. EDIT: The program is portable R -> http://portableapps.com/node/32898
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DbVisualizer Error “No JVM could be found ..” and “please define EXE4J_JAVA_HOME”

On this download page i downloaded dbvisualizer.zip and unpacked it to a folder. Starting the dbvis.exe i get this error: No JVM could be found in your system. Please define EXE4J_JAVA_HOME to ...
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how to Portable Apps permanent file type association?

I have windows 7 64bit. I have many portable apps in my D Drive. PROBLEM: I was able to before, now I cannot associate my files (txt,docx,...any extension) to PortableApps[dot]com portable apps such ...
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Portable web browser fo Windows with a proxy individual [closed]

I need a portable brower which can be run on Win 8.1. In my desktop I have a running two browser in time (FF+Chrome). So, Portable FF can't start when I have a running normal version (Only one ...
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When can you copy/paste whole apps or games? [closed]

Is it possible to know when certain apps / games in Windows can be copy/pasted/moved without issues and when you cannot? Why can I install a game like Diablo 3 from a CD and move its directory but ...
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Portable applications Benchmark/speed

I am setting up a new PC and I was thinking of getting as many programs/applications as portables (so I can keep the PC "cleaner"). My main concern is, does portable make the application run "slower" ...
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accessing files directly from SFX archive

Similar questions have been asked on this forum, but not identical, so I am sorry if this is a bit redundant. I have made a "portable" application. I used WINRar to create an SFX self-extracting ...
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Cannot install Hostapd in Porteus (Slackware)

I’m trying to install hostapd (to share laptop’s Wi-Fi) into Porteus (I guess it’s a slackware based distro). I’ve tried usm -s hostapd, it said: driver_nl80211.c:21:31: warning: netlink/genl/genl....
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Ho do I build and use a portable Windows OS environment for developers?

I am a developer and use several applications, tools and programs on my Windows 8.1 machine. I work frequently from home in addition to the office. Currently, I use one souped-up laptop that has all ...
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How I can create a multiplatform portable pendrive of Ubuntu?

The goal is to carry a pendrive with your personal files and Ubuntu. Just plug in a computer and boot it. Is this possible? Across Mac/Windows/Linux?
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run 2 different versions of ffmpeg form same server

I'm trying to run a second version of ffmpeg on a unix server without update or remove the old version. In the server it's installed version 1.0.1, can I compile latest version of ffmpeg (current 2.5....
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Executable to change default programs

I have a flash drive with several portable apps on it (Foxit, Chrome, etc.) that I bring to the computer lab at my university. Is there anyway to create an executable that I can run from my drive that ...
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chrome portable in which file to change accept-language

I know I can change accept-language when I open Chrome Portable in settings but I need to do it in my python script. Does somebody know which file shoudl I change in chrome portable?
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Portable browser as default browser in Windows 8.1

Is there any way to make a portable browser the default browser of Windows 8.1? Apparently the registry tricks of Windows 7 are not working in Windows 8 and 8.1!
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How to use linux bash “sort” command in a portable script?

I am writing a bash script and I want to make it portable, to have the same results in the other computers. From this question I learned the system settings, like language settings and possibly other ...
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Is steganography software, specifically OpenStego, can be run portably from USB stick without any risks? [closed]

Is steganography software, specifically OpenStego, can be run portably from USB stick with no problem? I have managed to run OpenStego from a USB stick, but I'm not sure what is the risk? Are there ...
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Fully-independent MAMP stack on external drive?

More and more, I find myself needing a common environment between my work and home machines. Right now, I have two separate MAMP installs (one on each box), with the webroot symlinked to a folder on ...
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slim down Firefox Portable for backup

I'm using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com Occasionally, I want to backup the whole folder for safekeeping, but the backup usually takes very long time. I am guessing the reason is that there ...
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Zombie cookies are apparently stored in different locations, inside a computer, common to all Web Browsers installed on that specific computer, right?

Zombie cookies are apparently stored in different locations, inside a computer, common to all Web Browsers installed on that specific computer, right? Does the same process works when someone is ...
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how to install portable virtual box on LINUX HOST

I'm looking for info on Google. I can only find solutions on how to do it on a Windows host, but I want it done backward. I run Linux (Ubuntu) and I want to create a portable virtual machine to ...
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Installed Chrome and 2 Portable Chrome (paf format) - can open alongside simultaneously. Is it really official?

Installed Chrome and 2 Portable Chrome (paf format) - can open alongside simultaneously. Is it really official? In any other browser, I cannot do this even in Chrome. But I just tried it now, it ...
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How do I factory reset a Motorola WT41N0 wearable computer?

I've got two Motorola WT41N0 Wearable Computers with WiFi issues. If they run out of battery the certificate is lost; and for some reason the device will not properly enroll again. So, I've got a ...
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Is there any way to install windows server 2003 on 16GB flash memory?

Is there any way to install windows server 2003 on 16GB flash memory to have a portable server? I don't want use it as server. I tried to install it using Portable-VirtualBox. but it doesn't work. ...
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Is it possible to give “out-of-the-box” programs an executable command in Linux?

I don't know if I'm being clear. Take the following scenario: You have downloaded a .tar.gz compressed program, you unpack it, and it runs right from there. It's not source code, just an application ...
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Even though FireFox portable is set as default browser, it doesn't launch when I press the keyboard key to launch web browser

I want to use Firefox portable as my main browser. I noticed when I use the shortcut key built into the keyboard to launch the web browser, something strange happens. A version of Firefox opens up but ...
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can I assume downloading and using firefox portable on foreign computer keeps me private?

Nothing so paranoid, but I just didn't like my history and any of my add-on/plugin installs will be visible on public computer after my use. I started using firefox portable, but because usb memory is ...
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How to create a portable VM

I am curious on how to create a portable Virtual Machine image and having it on my phone. I want to be able to take and plug my phone into any computer with Virtual Box (i.e. Windows, Linux, Mac(the ...
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How to open regular Firefox after Firefox portable has been open

I noticed when Firefox portable is opened, then the regular Firefox is launched, it actually launches Firefox portable again. For example say Firefox portable has the add on No Scripts and the regular ...
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Using enclosed ssd as portable computer?

I have a laptop with USB 3.0 ports and I have a solid state drive I never got around to installing on my desktop or using at all. I was thinking about buying an enclosure for it and booting off it on ...
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Opera Portable puts a blue Downloads folder in my User's Favorites folder when the browser starts up

I just installed Opera Portable 12.16 on my flash drive from PortableApps.com. When I start it up, a blue Downloads folder is created in my User's Favorites folder. I have set up the Downloads path ...
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Installing only registry settings of program or game?

Is it possible to copy the install directory of program or game between different computers instead installing it all over again, and only install the registry settings for the program/game? Will the ...
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Create a portable firefox

I have the .exe installation file for firefox and I want to create a portable version for it as in my laptop any external software installed in C drive does not run. Can anyone tell me how do I ...
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Prepackaging FireFox for Distribution

I install FireFox for a lot of my clients and tend to install a set of plugins and configurations for the browser. Is there a way to package Firefox with it's settings and plugins and make it easier ...
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How to create portable Linux system on a USB Drive?

I want to create a portable Linux system which I can keep on my 8GB USB drive and take with with me anywhere I go, basically I want to have all my programs, settings and files stored on the USB so ...
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Capture raw internet traffic

I am sure that this has been asked before, but I can't find exactly what I am looking for. I am looking for a free *standalone* program that allows one to record all traffic between a computer (my ...
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How can I map Samsung Galaxy S4 as a removeable storage

Is there anyway for me to get to the Samsung S4 (running Android Version 4.2.2) via the Windows 7 CLI (command line interface)? The phone is showing up as a Portable Media Device.