Windows portable program


#1

It would be great if the Windows program was also offered as a portable program. I use PortableApps all the time over regular installable programs because I can move them between machines and they’re easier to back up in their entirety. Thanks!


#2

I searched for the same and found only this. Wouldn’t the electron package make a standalone portable version very easy? Correct me if I’m wrong :wink:


#3

Sometimes, people mean two different things by portable:

  1. Can it be run without installing?
  2. Does it leave any traces behind, if you delete it?

Item 1 is true. Here is how

  • Install Dynalist on a Windows PC. Copy the C:\Users\YOUR-ID\AppData\Local\Dynalist folder to a thumb drive.
  • Insert the thumb drive into your can’t-install PC, and run x:\Dynalist\Dynalist.exe

(Substitute your drive letter for x: )

I can’t certify that it is error free, but it appears to work, after modest testing.


#4

Thanks, @Kevin_Kleinfelter!

Delete everything related to Dynalist under AppData\Local and AppData\Roaming will do it. Dynalist doesn’t leave behind stuff anywhere else.

@Morgan_Newall: it’s not hard to make a portable version, but we figured the installer is the easiest and most common way for most people. If you want a portable version between machines, try what @Kevin_Kleinfelter suggested please :slight_smile:


#5

Sure, will do. Thanks @Kevin_Kleinfelter :smile:

I’m assuming from pc to pc u need to login again, lose your place?

Yet @Erica aren’t we talking really easy, to create an installer option, or edit config file, to write to portable dir instead of /local ?

As I type thinking it might be easiest to use a custom portable Chrome/Chromium just for the purpose, with desired extensions.

EDIT: Tested portable and it works!