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portable Total Commander

I move Total Commander on my USB drive. Has changed ini file location (as default in Windows directory) and in all plugin set path %COMMANDER_PATH%\plugin.
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Alucard
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You may also try

You may also try freeCommander:

http://www.freecommander.com/

Free of charge and with a local .ini file.

random guy
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WOW

never saw that program before, saw a few like it but not one with so many features. thanks a lot.

matera
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Free Commander is my

Free Commander is my favorite too, I have been carrying it around a lot. I feel lost without it!

Kolya
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In fact I was just about to

In fact I was just about to request Total Commander.
How do you point TC to the location of the INI files?
AFAIK they are stored in the registry. I made myself a handy registry patch to accomplish this. But that doesn't give me relative paths and I need to patch every computer first.

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reinstall

reinstall total commander and change on instal ini file location in total commander directory

http://general-beck.narod.ru

Kolya
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While you can change the

While you can change the INIs' location during setup (with a non relative path!) the location still gets saved in the registry and this is where TC will look for it. I don't see how this makes TC portable.
Because without knowing where it's INIs rest, TC just runs in it's limited standard mode.

Kolya
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Solved

I did some research in the TC forum and the solution is actually quite easy:

Place your INIs in the totalcmd install dir and add this to wincmd.ini:

[Configuration]
UseIniInProgramDir=7

This overrides the registry settings if there are. So you can now copy the complete install dir to your portable device and have TC with you wherever you are.

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Not so fast

Unfortunately, not all Total Commander features are portable. Right click menu and file tooltips are Explorer-dependent.
You can configure tooltips to be much better than Explorer ones (with plugins), but nothing can be done with the menu.

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Actually, you can tell TC

Actually, you can tell TC *not* to use the Explorer right click menu.
(Look into the options.)

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Can you tell me how?

Can you tell me how?

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Solved 2

I did 3 test's and in my opinion this solution is the best.

I will only add step by step how to do this.

1. Copy all files from hdd to portable drive
example: copy C:\totalcmd --to --> G:\PStart\totalcmd

2. Copy your ini files to portable drive:
- wcx_ftp.ini ,
- wincmd.ini
example: copy C:\Documents and Settings\User\wcx_ftp.ini
example: copy C:\Documents and Settings\User\wincmd.ini
--to --> G:\PStart\totalcmd

3. Edit your wincmd.ini file form portable drive by adding strin:
UseIniInProgramDir=7
in the [Configuration] part
example:
[Configuration]
UseIniInProgramDir=7
InstallDir=c:\totalcmd
languageini=wcmd_pol.lng
...

4. Run G:\PStart\totalcmd\TOTALCMD.EXE and enjoy !!

Hebdzik

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TcmdLauncher

Did you write a launcher (NSIS fashion) for the John's PortableAppsMenu?

Would you mind sharing it, please?

If I just copy it in the PortableApps folder I see TotalCommander, Uninstall, etc...

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USB installer

There is an installer for USB drives on the Total Commander web site:
http://www.ghisler.com/usbinst.htm

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