Get the new PortableApps.com Platform 12.0.5. Better, stronger, faster, and prettier. Download Now or Buy on a Flash Drive
Instant access to over 300 free and legal portable apps (over 9GB) including the new Solfege (Aug 30, 2014)
PortableApps.com needs your help: Please consider making a donation today

Read Only

Anonymous - May 4, 2006 - 3:28pm
Share on Facebook

When I try running ClamWin on a write protected usb drive I get errors saying it is unable to write to the media. Why does ClamWin require writing to the drive?

I use my USB drive for repairing infected machines and as a precaution I keep my usb key write protected. Ideally ClamWin should have the option of running on a read only disk.

( categories: )

You can't

Portable ClamWin readjusts the INI file on each start. ALL the portable apps here require read/write access unless otherwise specified.

If you want a version of ClamWin that runs off of a read-only drive like a CD, you'll need to build it yourself as indicated here:
http://www.clamwin.com/content/view/118/89/

You will only be able to structure the directories in the exact way you edit the INI for.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!