Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives.

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Launching batch files from PortableApps

Being a big fan of PortableApps, and of Textpad, I noticed that later versions of Textpad, provided you have a valid license, allow you to create a portable version of it. So I did that, installed it, ...
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Are there drawbacks of cache in usb drives?

Background A few years ago I was glad to find out that there is a new flash drive with on-board caching (the SuperTalent Express RAM Cache), which gave it a really neat performance on small files. I ...
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Firefox Portable version on Linux?

As a developer, I need to test my sites and Add-Ons in different Firefox versions, so I need a Tool to create a firefox in a special folder with its own profile and data. Also some customers need a ...
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Where exactly does a portable app is running when the usb stick is pulled out without closing that app?

Where exactly does a portable app is running when the usb stick is pulled out without closing that app? Is it in memory? Is it written the on hard disk as temporary files (where exactly is it, ...
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Is there such thing as a portable database that runs easily OsX and Windows?

I need to make a small database for a project at school (not computer related at all, I'm indexing and categorizing paper documents of a research projet). The thing is that in september, my semester ...
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How to import & export the data for default programs? [duplicate]

I try to use Portable Apps as much as possible. I always put them in D:/PortableApps/AppName on all of my computers. Everytime I reinstall Windows (which I do often) or get new machines, I have to ...
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Teamviewer v9.0.27252 Not Importing Anymore

I'm a long time user of TeamViewer and been using the Portable version for as long as i can remember with the 'tv.ini' file for importing settings. I have TeamViewer Portable which i use on a PC (so ...
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How to bundle files for a portable app?

I published a standalone (portable) Application with Adobe Air. Now I would like to make it easier for the user to find the right file that launches the Application. How can hide everything in the ...
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Why does FireFox portable come with two Firefoxes and what is the difference?

As discovered in this question Firefox Portable edition (downloaded from here) contains two Firefoxes. One is FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe and is 211KB, and the other is ...
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How to use Microsoft word as portable application?

I installed Microsoft word in my server machine. I share that installed drive that means i give full rights to that drive, The clients of my domain user can access that drive. Is is possible to use ...
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App for synchronizing only folders [closed]

This is the exact situation I'm in. I have amassed over the years quite a lot of portable apps for the Windows OS. I also decide to add or remove portable apps as time goes on. I have at least 3 ...
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How do I use Lua for Windows from a USB stick when I move to another machine?

My scenario is this: I am tired of carrying my computer everywhere and, when mobile, find that I can achieve most of what I need using PortableApps. I am getting to grips with Lua but there is no ...
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Is there any way to run VMware Player from a flash drive without admin rights?

I was wondering if there is any way that I could install VMware Player on my flash drive, and run it from my flash drive without needing admin rights. I could use admin rights when installing it on my ...
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Portable Dropbox/Google Drive

I am planning to buy a new external harddisk, which will hold my project files using XAMPP Portable, my contacts, documents etc, as this thing is dealing with sensitive data, and I cannot rely on a ...
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Is there a way to locally include Adobe Flash with Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition?

Is there any way to locally include Adobe Flash with my Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition? I'm using the one from portableapps.com I need to do this so I can use my browser in another computer ...
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How can I list down all the occurrences of certain text in my portable RedNotebook?

I have a portable RedNotebook that I want to find out how to list down all the occurrences of a certain text. If I type a text in the search box, I will get a list of dates wherein that text appears, ...
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Digital Rights Management Error on Netflix with Firefox Portable and Chrome Portable

I've successfully installed Microsoft Silverlight 5 for Portable Firefox by installing Silverlight 5 as usual in C: and copying the contents within the folder C:\Program Files\Microsoft ...
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Are flash cookies from different firefox profiles stored separately?

Are LSOs from different Firefox profiles stored separately? or are they stored in one central location? Are LSOs from firefox portable stored separately?
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How can I organize portable applications with a customizable launcher menu?

I have acquired quite a few useful tools that do various things and do not require installation (e.g. putty, ftp wanderer... etc). Some of them come as a single file while others need a folder to ...
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Fix: Portableapps.com: another instance of “” is currently closing. Please wait for it to finish before launching again [closed]

I got the following error in a portableapps.com program: Another instance of feed notifier protable is currently closing. Please wait for it to finish before launching it again It happened after ...
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Firefox Portable: addons are marked as “not compatible”

I'm using Firefox Portable from portableapps.com, the program is stored in my Dropbox folder. Everything works OK, except for a few addons, namely: LastPass and URL Alias. When I finished to work ...
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Make Office Portable for Linux?

I have an Microsoft Office 2010 license, and I wanted to know if there was a way to have this suite as a portable app (or apps) and use it from Linux. (I'm using CentOS 5.9, by the way) Do you know ...
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Any reason not to use portable versions of software? [closed]

Some programs, like Firefox for example, have normal versions that need to be installed and portable versions. I know the difference between these. Now are there any reasons to not use the portable ...
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Set pidgin settings to another folder

As default on Windows 7 Pidgin sets its message logs and account settings to the folder %AppData%\.purple How do I move that folder to another location on my drive D:/ ? I thought about using a ...
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Why do my apps go to my Launch pad instead of to my ITunes where I can sync the with my IPod

When I download an app, some go to the Launchpad and some go to my application folder. I need them to go to iTunes so that I can sync them with my iPod. How can I do this?
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How to use a codec without installing it (portable)

I'm using CamStudio Portable and there aren't any good codecs integrated. So additionally you need to install a good one like ffdshow tryouts. Q1: It is possible to use a codec without installing it ...
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Portable folder encryption software that doesn't require admin rights?

I enjoy TrueCrypt a lot. It's fast and offers a decent amount of options, but it also requires you to have admin (super user) rights on the machine you use it on. I've experimented with DCU, Peazip ...
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Which is the better VLC Portable version? [closed]

VLC 7zip and Zip packages are available and also VLC Portable from PortableApps site. Which is better for not leaving traces when run from my USB drive? Are the packages portable versions?
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Google Portable Beta is not a beta

I've installed Google Portable 24 beta from PortableApps.com. At the bottom of this page you may find installers for Google Chrome Portable Beta 24.0 and Dev 25.0. After installation I opened the ...
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Is it possible to get truly portable Chrome that ignores registry policies?

I work in a company that has lately deployed a GPO that disables all sync capabilities of Chrome. Thus I cannot "login" into Chrome, have no extensions, and the bookmarks don't sync. I managed to ...
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Going overseas for while and using internet cafes, which precautions to take against keyloggers etc?

Ok lets say I'm taking an extended overseas trip and won't have a laptop with me. Reasons being it'll be too heavy to carry and also the country I'm in isn't very safe for carrying expensive items ...
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Measuring flash-drive performance for portable apps?

I recently bought a flash drive (Sandisk extreme SD in a USB 3 card reader) to run Cygwin off of so I can develop wherever. Benchmarks ranked it highly, but there's visible lag whenever I interact ...
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Encryption of external HDD — accessible from windows without installation

I would like to use encryption on my external HDD but I would like to be able to access the encrypted data from Windows as well. As suggested in other questions, TrueCrypt is one option here, or I am ...
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How I can store my profile for permanent purpose?

I would to have my profile when I move between systems, so I tried Firefox portable instead of Firefox and chrome portable instead of chrome. They look good, but I'm missing what I'm looking for! I ...
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How to convert current java web application to a portable desktop/mobile application [closed]

I have an already built web application (kind of a tutorial) which runs on a touchscreen Kiosk. The application is written in Java and runs on Firefox. How the application works (Skip reading this ...
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Portable Internet Explorer 10 application?

Is there a portable IE 10 version? Perhaps a portable package that runs virtualized. Currently I am running Win8 with IE 10 inside a VW, which eats up much more resources than I would like. I ...
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Open file with existing instance of Notepad++ portable

I have Notepad++ portable "installed" and if I try to open a file from Windows Explorer that should open with Notepadd++ portable I get the error Another instance of Notepad++ is already running. ...
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Skype video call recorder for Skype Portable

After a recent reinstall I've decided to almost completely switch over to portable applications whenever I can. This includes installing SkypePortable from portableapps.com. However, I like to record ...
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Portable apps, Dropbox & default programs?

Currently I'm using Sublime Text 2 portable & I have put it inside dropbox to sync with my work PC. The problem is I can't set it as a default program to open HTML/CSS/PHP etc.. files, whenever I ...
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Mobile USB Apps on the go [closed]

When you build a USB drive for on the go computer management, maint., repair, diag., ect... what apps do you use/add? I know there is portableapps.com but I'm thinking even beyond that as to your ...
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VLC not playing .mkv file containing Dirac video

I am using the VideoLAN player (portable) on a Windows XP computer on which I have regular user privileges. I can't install software of any sort, so the answer to my problem can't be about changing ...
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Portable player? Yes. Portable codecs? Not so fast there, buddy

I have come across a very rare, interesting problem. I need to play video on a computer with Windows XP on which I have no system-wide privileges. I cannot install any software. However, I can run ...
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Portable file association for USB sticks?

I have a usb stick with PortableApps that I carry around between different places. But one thing that annoys me, is when I open a file (such as *.flv or *.html), either Windows says it is unsupported ...
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Any way to move Office Starter To-Go to a non-flash drive?

Microsoft's Office Starter edition has an interesting option to create a portable version on a USB flash drive using the "Microsoft Office Starter To-Go Device Manager". This creates a portable ...
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How to sync a Portable Apps folder?

Couldn't find a good resource for this particular dilemma, so I thought asking the good people at super user for help. Background: I am a portable apps enthusiast, and whenever possible, my apps are ...
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working on FOREIGN LANGUAGE Windows PCs (Portable applications)

Looking for good tools for working on foreign language (including foreign charset) computers. The main thing would be web browsing, but also working with the system, virus-checks etc. Changing ...
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Portable options for encrypting files and folders on Windows?

I'm looking for options for encrypting files on Windows that can be run portably. It looks like gnu pg may do what I want but I can't find a recent portable version of it. I do not believe Truecrypt ...
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Where can I find a portable Windows XP?

A few years ago, I found a small, portable Windows XP that I could place on my thumb drive and run from the same. Upon running, it would open a full screen Windows XP, complete with a nice filesystem ...
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Is there any way to get portable apps to register in the Explorer context menu?

I am using more and more portable apps which make switching from computer to computer much easier. However for programs such as 7zip which makes sense really only if it is a choice in the context ...
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How to use parameters when launching a Liberkey app?

I use Liberkey 5 and have a lot of portable apps in it. But I do not know how to launch an app with parameters, for example "Firefox -Safe-Mode". Any idea?