How do I add PortableApps to Hiren's Boot CD?
seding1983 - January 6, 2013 - 5:31pm
If anyone is familiar with the popular Hiren's Boot CD you'll note that he already includes several programs in the .iso that are launched with a command-script shortcut. Among these are 7-zip, CCleaner, Defraggler, etc.
What I want to know is how to add PortableApps in their "native" format to a custom Hiren's Boot image. In the extracted archive is a folder "Programs" which contains the command scripts and a subfolder "Files" which contains the actual programs they launch.
The HBCD Customizer program says I should add files to the folder C:\MyBootCD\CD. What I'm wondering is if I add a PortableApps folder directly under the folder "CD" or if this is just a baseline of where to start and I should add them as a sub-sub-subfolder HBCD\Programs\PortableApps.
The nest goes like this after extracting the .iso with Hiren's Boot Customizer. Screenshots are below (with annotations) for clarification.
HBCD Customizer executable:
HBCD Customizer main window:
.iso extraction process:
Completion dialogue and directory suggestion:
Contents of C:\MyBootCD\CD (shows "HBCD" folder):
Contents of C:\MyBootCD\HBCD (shows "Programs" folder):
Contents of C:\MyBootCD\HBCD\Programs (shows "Files" folder):
Contents of C:\MyBootCD\HBCD\Programs\Files (.7z executables):
Contents of C:\MyBootCD itself (shows aforementioned folder "CD"):
Apologies in advance for the loaded post my first time around. I just want to make sure I'm doing this right and figured I'd ask here.