Extracting with installers

It’s higly really helpful to retailer all you portable apps in a PortableApps folder on the root of your drive (flash or arduous disk).

Doing so, installer will discovered robotically extracting path. You probably have a number of drives with a PortableApps folder on the root, installer will choose detachable in reverse alphabetical order.

If you wish to use one other location, simply choose with “Pori…” button: all the time the identical, even for browser’s plugins.

Customized use

The launcher (*Portable.exe) backup native and restore portable settings earlier than launching app. When app is closed, it backup portable and restore native settings. Native settings are registry entries and recordsdata or complete folders in host pc, portable settings are saved in Information.

The launcher create and use *Portable.ini file customizable by consumer.

Disabling splash display screen

Though the splash display screen doesn’t delay the launch, you possibly can disable it with:

DisableSplashScreen=true in *Portable.ini

You can too put your individual splash in Information (should be .bmp with transparency magenta) and write:

SplashScreenName=MySplash in .ini (for MySplash.bmp)

Passing parameters

Launcher move receipts paramaters to foremost exe:

  • a file dragged’n dropped on launcher can be opened in portable app
  • a kind of file related to launcher (Open with…) in explorer can be opened in portable app

To open a number of recordsdata by this fashion, write:

AllowMultipleInstances=true in .ini

You may generally add parameters in .ini with:


This function may be added on demand.

Different customization

Open an edit *Portable.ini to vary default settings: repair your self language, paths….


In irregular use you’ll get some error messages:

Test if foremost exe exists

“…was not found in…” inform you that recordsdata anticipated should not in good location (should you run launcher alone).

Test if foremost exe is working

Anotheris running. Close…” inform you that one other occasion (native or portable) of foremost exe is working.

You may disable this test with AllowMultipleInstances=true in .ini.

Test admin rights

You are not allowed to write to the registry!!” can clarify that portable do not run or not correctly.

You may disable this test with CheckRegWrite=false in .ini.

Test good exit

Last exit ofPortable did’nt restore settings. seems if Home windows crached or was shutting down whereas portable was working: launcher didn’t have been in a position to restore native and backup portable settings and can do it earlier than a brand new launch (really helpful acceptance).