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Questions tagged [portable-apps]

Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives.

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Notepad++ Portable: Session and Theme are Lost After Opening the App in \App\Notepad++

I put my Notepad++ in my USB drive. The location is F:\Programs\Notepad++ Portable. I was figuring a way to install plugin for the portable version, and I found the F:\Programs\Notepad++ Portable\App\...
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Portableapps cannot download firefox updates

I cannot update Firefox (from v.60 to the current) from PortableApps. This topic is related, but with the following differences: I have the problem with either PortableApps Platforms 15.0.2 and 16.0 ...
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Install a PortableApp from paf in a system with limited privileges. Handle it locally

I have a PC with Win 10. I do not have admin privileges. I can run PortableApps, and use its launcher. To "install" new apps I can do it from the PortableApps app installation menu. Now I mean to ...
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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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ConEmu: How to call msys2 Portable as tab?

I mean to have several tabbed Msys2 terminals, all portable. Is there a shell that has tabs that you can use with mingw? suggests console2, but I could not find a portable version (if there is a ...
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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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Can I move the start of non-boot partition safely after shrinking Windows partition?

Partition details (1 TB hard drive): ┌───────┬───────┬──────┬──────────┬────────────────────────────────────┐ │ Drive │ Total │ Free │ Free (%) │ Contents │ ├───────┼───────┼...
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Gimp Portable and file-jpeg

I have just installed GIMPPortable 2.8.22 (32-bit) on a Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) machine. I cannot open or save JPEG files. It seems there is something wrong GIMP trying to load the file-jpeg.exe file,...
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Portable version of Onedrive desktop app

Is there a portable version of Onedrive desktop app for windows like the DropboxPortableAHK for dropbox ?
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Autorun a video on a USB drive running a portable copy of VLC

I have been working on a film project for a customer who wants me to deliver the content to his clients (all using Windows) on a number of USB drives. He wants me to set up the drive in such a way ...
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Can ImageMagick be run portably off a USB flash drive?

I want to save ImageMagick to a USB flash drive so I can use it on multiple Windows computers, similar to PortableApps. Can ImageMagick be configured to run portably?
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Powershell shortcut for launching frequently-used applications

There is probably a few dozen apps that I use on a daily basis. These are apps that are not 'installed' but reside somewhere in the file system. Launching any one of them involves something like ...
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How do I install .scm scripts in GIMP Portable?

I want to install an SCM script to GIMP Portable. Normally, GIMP's script folder is located in C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.8\share\gimp\2.0\scripts. However, the folder structure for GIMP Portable is ...
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How to redirect “AppData\Roaming” to a subdirectory to make an application more portable

Portable applications are nice, simple programs that do not need to be installed on each and every computer that you are using. Some software installers don't seem to do much except verify the ...
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Windows portable executable, Linux equivalent

Recently I made a simple game using Unity 3d and found that it works on every windows machine, just copying the files and executables. I was wondering how it can be done, because I read that you can'...
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Portable Windows Store Applications

I like to run portable applications as much as possible, so whenever I can, I either download a portable version of an application, or if none is available, I install it, duplicate it somewhere else, ...
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Firefox says it's up to date while it is NOT

I'm running Firefox on my computer, a 32 bits portable edition from portableapps.com. When I click on Help > About Firefox... The popup informs me that Firefox is up to date. While, in fact, it is ...
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Add apps stored in subfolders to the PortableApps.com Platform

Some portable applications store their .exe files in a subdirectory. For instance, Git for Windows stores git-gui under \PortableGit\cmd\git-gui.exe. I'd like to be able to launch this app from the ...
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How to integrate non-portable apps into the PortableApps Platform?

I have portable apps on my usb and I want to add another portable program not in the .paf format. I searching online and found instructions to create a folder in X:\Portable Apps\name of app to store ...
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Windows 10 portable - performance and limitations

I am considering using Windows 10 portable from a fast 64GB USB 3.0 stick, 200MB/s r/w. Should I expect any performance degradation besides my internal SATA SSD to external USB stick degradation. Are ...
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How to make a file “non-admin”

I have this portable virtual box i have in my USB. As you can see on the above image it is called Portable-VirtualBox.exe(That directory is in my USB) . And if you look closely you can see an admin ...
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Portable Firefox: Portableapps vs Direct update widely different sizes

I have Portable FF 43.0.1 in my Win 10. Portableapps offered me to update it (Main Menu - Apps - Check for updates) to FF 45.0.1, quoting a size of 95Mb, which, just in case, I verified it was the ...
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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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7-Zip: Empty tar file created

Using 7-Zip portable i created a tar file containing a folder which also contains numerous files and folders (200mb+). When i open the tar file it is empty, but the size of the tar file is exactly ...
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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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Could you use Process Monitor to move a program to a different computer?

Let's suppose you had two computers, both with the same instruction set and Windows version. Is it possible (okay, anything might be possible, but is it feasible) to use procmon to monitor every file ...
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In OS X, how would you know if an application is portable or installed?

In OS X Yosemite, how does one know if an application is a portable application (without installers, just run it) versus an application that was installed?
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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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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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Would ARM-compiled PortableApps work on Windows 8.1 RT?

I have the possibility of owning a Microsoft Surface. It's clearly not possible to install apps downloaded from the Internet. But is it still possible to launch executables stored on an SD card or USB ...
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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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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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How to make shortcut to external apps in PortableApps.com Platform?

I have few portable apps which are not available in PortableApps.com's .paf.exe format, and I'd like to be able to launch them from PortableApps.com Platform's menu. How can I add shortcut to ...
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Powershell Stop-process with spaces in name, non exe extension

In powershell how can I stop a process that has .dat extension and spaces in name In task manager I see process name: "my portable app.dat" Stop-process -processname my portable app (doesn't work) ...
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Save NppFTP information in NPP Portable?

I am using NPP Portable for a while to have always my NppFTP information with me. But last time, all gets broken. So my question ist: how to backup all FTP connections in NPP Portable? I've ...
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Creating Portable Apps from installed Programmes

I want to make an existing application on my laptop portable. From what I read, there are a number of applications that will do this but they all require that the application is a first-time install. ...
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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 is a portable app running from when the usb stick is pulled out without closing that app?

Where is a portable app running from 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, appdata or ...
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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 re-...
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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 FirefoxPortable\App\...
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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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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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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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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 ...