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Flash Drive Root Shortcuts\Batch Files

This may sound rather simple and unimportant, but I have been trying to figure out a way to create a shortcut on the root of the drive, to my portable apps execution files within thier respective folders. I have been able to create batch files that work, but I would like to assign icons to the "shortcuts" so they are more easily distinguished from one another. Any thoughts?

John T. Haller
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You can't...

Shortcuts don't work portably. That's one of the reason the launchers work from multiple locations (just about everywhere if you use the INI).

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I don't have this problem. In your Thunderbird batch script you used something like:


set RM_DRVLTR=%CD~0,2%

I use autohotkey to set up an environment, exporting that variable, and to give me hotkey access to a non-resident menu off of my usb drive. I use it with shortpopup, but something like pstart or powerpro works as well. Then I just use the RM_DRVLTR variable rather than drive letters in all of my shortcuts in the menu folder structure. For a while I simply started versions of firefox released after whatever your current portable firefox version was at the time using the -p switch pointing to my profile from a batch file which set the RM_DRVLTR variable. It seemed to work fine. Plugins, java, and extensions also worked from the thumb drive for the most part.

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Nice idea

I hadn't considered setting an environment variable.

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