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Two Way Sync of folder on PC to USB Thumb Drive over the internet

I'm looking for an app that will let me automatically sync a USB drive with a folder on my home system over the internet. I would like to roam from computer to computer and run this syncing app from ...
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What's the difference between portable and install versions?

Is there any difference between the portable and desktop install versions of software or an application? For example, I have both portable and install versions of Google chrome. Are they the same? ...
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How to migrate Notepad++ settings?

I am trying to portabilize every program I use if possible, and Notepad++ is on the list. The only problem is that I've had a native installation until now so that I'm not totally sure which settings ...
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Convert Custom Firefox Setup to Firefox Portable?

I have a pretty awesome firefox set up and spent a lot of time getting it perfect. Is there any way that anyone knows about to convert the entire configuration to portable? Programs like MozBackup are ...
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Why does Chromium run so slow in portable mode?

I am using Chromium on a flash drive through LiberKey and it does everything I want it to do as far as syncing my Chrome bookmarks from home, etc. But it's soooooo slow. If I open more than 1 tab, or ...
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How do I make lock screen ask for a password on my USB Ubuntu install?

Whenever I lock the screen on my USB Ubuntu install be it manually or automatically when I get back it just shows the desktop again without asking for a password. How can I enable the password lock ...
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Program to open .bin files that doesn't need installation [closed]

I'd like to know if it's possible to open .bin files(image files) so I can extract its contents without having to install any software. I'd like some kind of software that is just download the files ...
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A list of 'best practices' for extending the life between charges of a notebook battery

I'd like to compile a list of best practices for getting the most out of a single charge of a typical notebook battery (be it Li-Ion or Li-Poly). Sources would be great as well. I've heard, for ...
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Is it possible to use XP visual styles (*.msstyles) or Windows Blinds in a thinapp portable application?

It's been a while since I made a portable (Office 2007) Thinapp application, and since then I've uninstalled VMWare from my machine to free up space, so I'd like to know if someone already knows the ...
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Exchange enrypted messages with a single recipient

I need to exchange encrypted messages with another party. These would be in the form of email like communication (not instant chat). The solution needs to be portable (USB stick). I've tried ...
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What is the most portable and cross-platform format to store my email backups?

I currently use gmail, but this question is valid for any client: What is the best way to backup and store my email so that in the future I will be able to access it on a variety of platforms and ...
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Setting the viminfo path in gVim for portability (Windows)

I'm trying to make my gVim installation as portable as possible, and in doing so I want to put the _viminfo file in the $VIM directory rather than $HOME. I'm pretty new to hacking vimrc ...
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compatible applications for vmware thinapp [closed]

compatible applications for vmware thinapp? For windows 7 or xp
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How to make Soulseek portable

Is it possible to run Soulseek portably from an external hard drive? The main problem I foresee is that Soulseek uses local paths to "Documents and Settings," which means it can't be portable unless ...
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How do I autorun applications after mounting a TrueCrypt container?

I would like my TrueCrypt virtual drive to act as a newly inserted USB drive or CD/DVD by executing commands in the partition's autorun.inf file. I've read several suggestions online including ...
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Prevent the use of portable software on non-admin accounts

Is it possible to disable the use of portable applications on non-administrator accounts? I am the administrator on a Windows XP machine, and I do not want limited users to be able to run portable ...
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Is there a portable version of Spybot Search & Destroy?

I'm trying to make everything portable, as my office IT has cracked down on native app installation. One of my favorites (and a good CYA app in this case) is Spybot. All I can find are directions on ...
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Portable Hard drive not working with large length USB cable

I have portable Harddrive without a power supply. It works with a short USB cable but not with cable length more than 1m. Any solutions?
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Highlighter for a broswer

Just something that can used to highlight text on a page in a way that can be viewed later (after refresh, etc). Any ideas?
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How to see or download only 1st page of any online PDF without downloading whole PDF?

I've to note title inside PDF(Which are on first page of each PDF) from 300 PDF files which are online. and size of PDFs are big. everyone is above 5 MB. Can i just see or download only 1st page of ...
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How to tile vertically only selected windows in Windows XP [closed]

many applications are open on my Windows XP desktop but i just want tiles 2 windows vertically. I need portable freeware.
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How do I configure nVidia drivers on a Portable Ubuntu setup?

I've been pulling my hair out over this one for a couple of days now, google is no help. I've created a wonderful (until this issue) portable copy of Ubuntu linux that will boot on mostly anything by ...
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Which freeware player would be best to play video? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the best video player for Windows? I want to play Quicktime Divx Avi Dat (VCD) MPG MPEG RMVB MKV VOB (DVD) FLV and HD quality video also etc . would it be ...
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Is there any task based/action based macro recorder to perform task automated in web browser? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any keyboard mouse macro recorder to save time time on any repeted task? @John T ...
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How to make portable CCleaner detect portable web browsers?

Is it possible? Because I tried it and it seems that it doesn't detect the portable apps the browsers. I'm currently using Google Chrome for browsing and Firefox for downloading.
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How to make boxes with measurment in pixel for various things on design? [closed]

How to make boxes with measurement in pixel for various things on design ? transparent boxes on design with height and width. Like this. round corner is not necessary. but when i draw boxes then size ...
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How to draw a marker or like indication arrow on screen and keep at same position until i move?

How to draw a marker or like indication arrow on screen and keep at same position until i move? I need freeware, portable for Windows XP. I want to use this type of tool in presentations.
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Portable Anti-virus/spyware/malware toolkit

I am trying to remove a plethora of viruses from a friend's computer and was wondering if anyone knew of a portable anti-virus toolkit? What I am thinking of is a live-cd/dvd that may boot up ...
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Wiki on a pendrive - should work with any OS

I want to have an "extended memory" and want to accomplish that with an wiki on an pendrive. I already decided to use PmWiki, but if another wiki solves my problem that would be fine. The issue is: ...
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How do I install an application to my USB and get it to work on any machine when you aren't “Administrator”

I've tried applications like Mojo and portableapps creator but either it doesn't work or I need Administrative rights (Mojo). How can I get a simple install app to work on my USB without being an ...
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Download from SourceForge without using the browser [closed]

I need to download Firefox as a portable app from SourceForge., but I am using IE6 and the browser crashes before the download can finish. I have found that SourceForge no longer supports IE6, so I ...
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Is there any keyboard mouse macro recorder to save time time on any repeted task?

Is there any keyboard mouse macro recorder to save time time on any repeated task?
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Which is lightest on resources, free and portable MP3 player for Windows with playlist support? [closed]

Which is lightest on resources, free and portable MP3 player for Windows with playlist support? I don't need any visualization/plugin/skins. Please give info about memory usage (while song is ...
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Can I charge a computer through its USB port?

Can I charge computers by inducing 5-volt into their USB connectors? Is this possible? I noticed that when my EeePC 900 is off but plugged in charger, there is power coming out of the USB port. Can ...
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Lightweight Windows Alarm Clock tool

Is there any good lightweight portable alarm clock tool for Windows?
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How to prevent Google Toolbar being installed in Portable Firefox?

Recently, the campus computers installed Google Toolbar in Firefox. Now, I have no use for this toolbar, so I don't want it there. For that and other reasons, I installed Portable Firefox on a USB ...
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Portable virtualization software?

Does anyone know of any portable virtualization software for Windows that will run from a flash drive and doesn't require administrator privileges?
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How can I ensure my portable applications are up-to-date?

Perhaps the major problem with portable apps is the process of updating them smoothly. Most portable apps lack of a good procedure to update them (maybe because many of them is not made to be ...
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A script so that you don't forget your usb drive on a public computer

So I have a problem because I'm an idiot. I seem to always leave my usb drives in public computers at school and the like. I unmount them and log off leaving them still in the pc, and of course I then ...
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Does a portable secondary laptop LCD monitor exist? [closed]

I'm looking to buy a portable secondary LCD monitor for my Macbook Pro, does anything like that exist? I found some laptops that provide a dual 15'' monitor solution (but it's already baked into the ...
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Making an application portable - registering DLLs, and DLLs in system32

I want to make an application portable (on Windows XP), so that it can run directly from a CD. The application requires some DLLs and OCXs to be registered, and some of these need to be in system32 ...
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Windows based portable PPTP Client separate from built-in OS client

Is there any Windows based portable pptp client separate from built-in OS client that I can put on my jump drive for use in a lock-down PC User/Guest account in XP or Vista? I would like to use my ...
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Portable Twitter clients?

Are there any good Twitter clients for Windows that can run on a thumb drive?
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How to make gVIM portable

Is it possible to make a default gVIM installation (Windows) portable so that I can carry it on a USB stick? I know there are a few portable distributions out there, but they all seem to be ...
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Looking for a USB Thumbdrive / Flash drive encryption solution (not TrueCrypt) [closed]

I am looking for a USB Thumbdrive / Flash drive encryption solution. I have searched the net but I have never come accross a solution which meets the following: Must handle at least 4GB volume If ...
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Super Uninstallers that can be run from a USB Flash Drive?

Does anyone know of a 'Super Uninstaller' package that will allow you to run it from a USB Flash Drive? I used to have a CD that was a Super Uninstaller utility that would uninstall anything. I ...
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How to copy files to an untrusted computer?

I want to copy files securely from one computer to another, the other computer however isn't trusted and I don't have direct access to it other then giving the owner of the computer instructions. In ...
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Where are the Greasemonkey scripts kept in Portable Firefox?

I'm trying to transfer settings between my old copy of Portable Firefox and the latest version of it. Where can I find the Greasemonkey scripts that I downloaded before so I can copy them over?
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How common is fancy IP math accepted by tools?

If we specify an IPv4 address we all usually do the pattern of 1.2.3.4 Now essentially this is only 'a' way of writing a 32 bit number in a more human readable form. The IP address 1.2.3.4 can also ...
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Encryption Program for Flash drive data

Is there a program that I can use to encrypt my flash drive? I would like to be able to access data from any computer, however, so the program will probably have to reside on the flash drive.