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sulasno

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[FIXED] Portable version
« on: July 13, 2011, 08:01:39 »
is a portable version available ?
« Last Edit: July 21, 2011, 14:12:00 by Mathias (Author) »

jslegers

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Re: Portable version
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 10:20:37 »
That would be nice.

Mathias (Author)

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Re: Portable version
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 12:39:12 »
To transfer and configure Multi Commander for portable device you select

"Menu->Help->Install Multi Commander on USB Device".

BUT.....

When transforming Multi Commander from require registration to free version, a check if Multi Commander was registered was by mistake left in. And this will be removed for the next update.

Until then. You can download this quick fixed version

v1.1.0 Build (783)  32bit
v1.1.0 Build (783)  64bit

Or you can copy the install folder of Multi Commander to a portable device. The problem with this is that the configuration is not changed. And when starting Multi Commander from the USB Device it will store settings and session information on the host computer.

Using the "Install Multi Commander on USB Device". Multi Commander will be configured to store all this things on the USB Device so that nothing will be written on the host computer.

- Mathias

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Re: Portable version
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2011, 18:35:37 »
It would be fine if all user data will be stored in the applications folder (or a subfolder).
So it would be possible to carry the same configuration easily to any used system (USB as well).
Is that already possible?

Mathias (Author)

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Re: Portable version
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2011, 18:38:02 »
Yes
When transferring Multi Commander to the Portable (USB) Device using the tool inside Multi Commander, Multi Commander is configured to store all settings and configuration and everything other personal data that Multi Commander saves on the portable device and not the host computer.


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Re: Portable version
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2011, 19:03:04 »
Hm, that doesn't work as expected.

I did it in the described way:
- made all configuration
- used the USB copy function
- uninstalled the initial version
- copied the new folder from USB back to HDD
- starting MC acts like the very first start
- writes to registry again


What I expected:
- all necessary files in 1 folder (including complete config and history)
- possibility to copy that folder to USB, other HDD, CD, ...
- nothing in registry and nothing elsewhere

possible?

Mathias (Author)

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Re: Portable version
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2011, 19:27:52 »
It should be possible and it have worked like that before.

I will check it out later and see if anything changed.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2011, 19:31:11 by Mathias (Author) »

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Re: Portable version
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2011, 17:22:31 »
Lesmo16 was right, It was storing session information on the host computer.

A check that was checking if Multi Commander was registered or not was still left in after the change to free edition.
And it made it still store session information on the host computer. But that is now fixed.

Update to the latest beta and it should work. (At least build 789)

(How to download beta version)

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Re: [FIXED] Portable version
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2011, 09:48:44 »
Dear Mathias,
why don't you offer a portable package as a download? The present way to make multicommander portable is very inconvenient for people who just want a portable version: first installing multicommander (non-portable), then making the portable version and finally removing the non-portable version...

Would be thankful! :)

Mathias (Author)

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Re: [FIXED] Portable version
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2011, 11:18:27 »
Sounds like an good idé. I will look into that.