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!
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
Sometimes, people mean two different things by portable:
- Can it be run without installing?
- 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.
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
Sure, will do. Thanks @Kevin_Kleinfelter
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!
OK. It is a little more complicated than that, if you need to remove all traces.
- Install the downloaded setup.exe
- Move C:\Users\USERID\appdata\Local\Dynalist to your thumb drive (e.g. E:\Dynalist)
- Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software - Search under there for a key with “Dynalist” as a “ShortcutName”. Delete that key.
- Under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall search for “Dynalist” and delete its key.
- You can just run Dynalist from (e.g.) E:\Dynalist\Dynalist.exe. It will run with no problem.
This leaves some data behind. When you’re ready to vacate a machine:
- Put this in a .cmd file, replacing USERID with your user ID.
del /f /s /q C:\Users\USERID\appdata\Roaming\Dynalist
del /f /s /q C:\Users\USERID\appdata\Local\Dynalist
- When you want to remove your local data, run the .cmd file to remove data.
- If you just ran Dynalist, you might find it under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Direct3D\MostRecentApplication\Name. But that key changes from minute-to-minute.