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Questions tagged [portable]

Portable software doesn't need to be installed.

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Start multiple Firefox (Portable) instances doesn't work using -no-remote switch

Having a running Firefox installed, I want to start Firefox Portable downloaded from heise. On Windows I'm running FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote which was posted here, but always get the error: ...
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Way to run .NET application on Win7 without installing anything?

We have a few special computers that are for security reasons offline and use W7 with some tweaks. I cannot install anything on these machines, all I can do is run a portable program. I would need to ...
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How can I make a portable thumb drive with apps that would work with Linux and Windows?

So, my situation is as follows, during my weekly routine I have to transition between several computers, work, college plus home-laptop, work-laptop and sometimes sister's laptop. In college in ...
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Windows Preinstallation Environment (winpe) Web Browser

I'm trying to add any internet browser to WinPE but have failed to find a way as of yet. I've tried tons of portable apps like chrome portable, firefox portable, QtWeb portable, and more with the ...
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Tweaking sfx exe file not to be opened by WinRAR or any other extraction utility

Is it possible to change a .sfx.exe file to disguise its real identity and behave like a real PE? Is there any other packager tool to make a standalone or autonomous exe that consists of, for example,...
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Google Chrome Portable resets settings after running it on another computer - how to avoid/troubleshoot?

I had a few instances of Google Chrome Portable installed on my work laptop. After I've moved them to my personal computer, they have reset their settings(by deleting cookies, sessions, extensions, ...
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What makes a “portable app” categtorized as such? [duplicate]

In Windows there is a category of apps called "Portable Apps". What makes these apps categorized as a "Portable App"? Is it the fact that you don't need to install them to run them?
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How to make a portable version of a browser the default browser?

I'd like to set Opera portable as the default browser. How can I do that? Thank you.
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Is it possible to manually add addtional codecs to VLC Media Player for a portable install?

I have two DLL files and one OCX file for a proprietary codec format to play some specific videos encoded with it. While I have an "installer" for it that works fine to register the codec for the ...
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Windows 7 installation on 16 GB USB [closed]

I have a 16 GB USB and i want to install Windows 7(32 bit) on it. Is 16 GB space enough to run and install windows 7(32 bit) flawlessly ? On some websites people are saying all version of windows can ...
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Where to put portable programs in Windows

In Windows, what is a good location for portable binaries? Some programs don't have an installer, but must simply be put somewhere. I've always wondered what would be a good location for such files ...
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Can I make a version of windows that resets everytime I boot it?

I want to install Windows on a hard drive (I don't know if a USB would work) so it works like this: boot Windows, use it, turn off the computer. when I turn it back on, all I did before is erased, ...
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How to open this iBrightness portable app, or any portable app and replace it's resources?

I wanna ask how to crack open portable apps and replace their resource using tools like Resource Hacker. I've tried most of the most popular Resource replaces/modifier/hacker on Windows, I've get to ...
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Lastpass confusion - which to use?

I was reading lastpass documentation on portable access - lastpass pocket "Pocket essentially provides backup capability and offline access for your Vault, although we recommend LastPass Portable ...
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Portable microsoft office 2007 quick access toolbar

I am using microsoft office 2007 on several PCs and I transfer Quick access toolbar settings from one PC to another by copying .qat files from C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office Now I'...
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running linux on pc. How to use chromium portable?

is there a linux version of chromium portable ? the .exe I downloaded from the site is not working with wine. much appreciated if ya can answer this one.
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Portable Windows 10 with normal installation

I've an original Windows 10 Pro installed on SSD. I've 2 hd caddy that allows me to move my SSD between my Home Computer and my Laptop. It works fine except for 1 thing: the license. When i move my ...
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Using an ssd across computers

So I'm not sure what to call what I want to do or how stupid it might seem but I am wondering if it is possible to use one SSD across two different computers. For example, I have an external SSD that ...
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How to add “Open with Notepad++” (Portable) to Windows Context Menu?

I think that the title says it all. I use the portable version of Notepad++ and would like to have a menu on the Windows 10 right click context menu which allows me to edit files with it.
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Making Skype for Business Portable

Our company is going to be switching most of our section to thin clients without skype for business (despite skype for business being so needed for our job, they want us accessing it via a terminal ...
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Portable VirtualBox shared drive without a fixed 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 shared 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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. How can I create a portable ...
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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 ...