Tuesday, September 10, 2013

How To Create Any Portable Application

Step-by -Step Tutorial to make any Application Portable with Winrar & Universal Extractor:
What is a portable program ?
A portable program is a piece of software that you can carry around with you on a portable device(USB thumb drive, PDA or aniPod) and use on any other computer(Office, school or Colleges). It can be your email program, your browser, system recovery tools or even an operating system. The coolest part about it, is that all of your data and settings are always stored on a thumbdrive so when you unplug the device, none of your personal data is left behind.
Ok,Now Let’s See How to make a Portable Appz:
I am sure after reading this Tutorial you will not Download Portable Softwares.
To create Portable Application you need to download Universal Extractor and Winrar.
In this Tutorial i am going to provide step-by-step instruction along with Screenshot to create Portable Appz of Keepass(Freeware Utility)

1.Install both Universal Extractor and Winrar
2.Right Click on the Application which you wish to make it as Portable.There will be Option UnExtract to Subdir.Click on it.

3.This will Unextract the Appz and a Command Prompt will be displayed on the Screen.

4.After this you can find some extracted Folder as you see in Screenshot below.

5.Now open {app} Folder here only you can find the Original Applications Setup.exe File. For KeePass Appz there is KeePass.exe(Blue Colur File) Icon.Now Press F2(Rename) and Copy(Ctrl+c) the FileName.(This File name will be used in Step9)
6.Press CTRL+A (Select All) and Right Click.Now Click add to Archive ..
7.Now give a Archive name.(I have given KeePass.rar).Under Archieving Option Select Create SFX Archieve.And set Compression Mode as Best.

8.Now Click Advanced Tab and Click SFX Options.

9.This will Open a New Dialog Box(Advanced SFX Option).
10.In the General Tab.Under Run After Extraction.
Give the Appz File name (Here i have given KeePass.exe this is the File name copied in Step5)

11.Now move on to Modes Tab.Select Unpack to Temporary Folder,Hide all,Overwrite all Files.

12.Click ok.Again Clcik ok to start the SFX creation Process.

13.This will Create a Archive for the respective Appz.

14.After this Process you can find the Portable Appz in SFX archiever form.

15.If you click on that the Appz will open immediately without running the installation Process.

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