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Melisa
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Making your own Portable App - help

Hi all,

I'm new to this forum.
I have downloaded the Portable App Creator and tried to create my own Portable App by following the instruction on the Portable App Creator. However, when I copy the shortcut to my flashdrive, I get an error message saying:

"Windows can not find ....D:\...\....exe. Make sure you type the name correctly"

This happened after I uninstalled the original application from my drive.

Which steps did I miss? Anyhelp is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Melisa

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Don't copy the shortcut. Copy the installation folder

You can't just copy shortcuts. The shortcuts are just files who point to other files on the computer. They are used to do things faster because you don't have to go in the computer to find a file especially if it is in a long path (eg: C:\a\b\c\etc). The shortcut will open that file for you. The shortcut isn't the file it points to. It just opens. The shortcuts are useless without the program itself because they are not the program. You need to copy the installation folder of the program on the flash drive not the shortcut.
Hope this helps. Wink

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Melisa
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Not sure what I did but I

Not sure what I did but I copied the intallation app and the environment folder into my flash drive and it works.
Is that the way to do it?

Do I need to copy the Environment folder created to my flash drive?

Thanks
Melisa

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