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Original Bitcoin-QT Client Portable?

trustu - January 6, 2013 - 5:35pm
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I'd really want this. Even if I install it on drive D, it will download the blockchain for C. I can't believe such an essential (or hyped) program can still work only on C in 2013.

Here's a good recent article on the subject if you are still skeptical:

I need the original client, don't really trust/want to mess around with the others.

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Please see

here, but please read the comments as there are issues with this, and it is no longer supported.

Bill G.
Frozen St. Paul, MN
land of the frozen mosquito

Yes, I've seen those comments

Yes, I've seen those comments but that thread is generally about -any- bitcoin clients and I would like to see the -original- bitcoin Qt client made portable.

Here ( his main problem seems to be that the software simply uses too much space? Just get a 8 GB USB stick (very cheap nowadays) and you will be fine with the block chain for many years and be able to install lots of additional apps as well.

A good question, too:

Just had to open this thread for Google and see how it evolves over time. Sorry.

Ps. Now you can even buy a WordPress blog with bitcoin:

I have a workaround for

I have a workaround for this.

Create a shortcut for bitcoin-qt.exe and add argument:
"[path]\bitcoin-qt.exe" -datadir=.

But as you stated earlier, the shortcut is not relative path. Not cool. Any better idea?

BitCoin Portable