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New: LAN Messenger Portable 1.2.35 (Peer-to-peer LAN chat and file transfer) Released

Submitted by winterblood on February 1, 2013 - 3:04pm
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logoLAN Messenger Portable 1.2.35 has been released. LAN Messenger Portable is a peer-to-peer chat application that lets you chat and transfer files with other users on your local network. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Platform. And it's open source and completely free.

Update automatically or install from the portable app store in the Platform.


ScreenshotLAN Messenger is a free and open source cross-platform instant messaging application for communication over a local network. It does not require a server. A number of useful features including event notifications, file transfer and message logging are provided.

Learn more about LAN Messenger Installer / Format

LAN Messenger Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Platform including the Menu and Backup Utility.


LAN Messenger Portable is available for immediate download from the LAN Messenger Portable homepage. Get it today!

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There's an error in the link

There's an error in the link from the main site: h


Fixed, thanks for the heads up

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Thanks for packaging this up, Ken. No changes other than some minor help/readme fixes and adding the splash screen.

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Thanks for releasing it John.

Thanks for releasing it John. Was a nice Saturday morning wake up surprise to see it update.

It's not a bug, its a feature.

another error

There's another error above: the second line says LAN Messneger Portable instead of LAN Messenger Portable.

any alternative?

as I understand Qualia do not update this messenger anymore, can anybody suggest me portable alternatives with Terminal Services support?
I've tried Softros Is this tool has portable version?

Just Use It

It doesn't matter if it's not updated if it continues to work properly.

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Multiple instances

Thanks for the portable version of the app, but you can tell me how I can get the source code? I am trying to open two instances of the application, but returns error that there is already another running. I'm using different IPs because I run one machine with Aster, and even as the sandbox, it returns the message. I would just allow multiple instances. Something we do in Firefox with "AllowMultipleInstances = true".

App Itself

The app itself has to allow multiple instances. It does not. The launcher is already configured to allow you to run another instance. But the app locks a given port and then the second instance will error.

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The source is on SourceForge

Every Open Source App's page has links to the source near the bottom of the page under the "Download Details" section.
For LAN Messenger Portable that section is here.

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