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Ken
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Macromedia Apps

Hello!

I would like to ask if anyone has ever tried using Macromedia Apps (Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks) as portable apps. I often have to use work on other computers than my own, but I would like to be able to work with my apps (without installing copies of my apps in other machines, and littering other machines with registry entries or unneeded dlls).

All Macromedia apps have a section in Windows registry, and add their folder(s) inside the "Documents and Settings" folder, so it wouldn't be easy to use them as portable. But I guess a launcher could start by writing the corresponding entries in the registry, and delete them when the Macromedia application quits.

Would something like that work? Would it be legal, as long as someone uses his own copy of Macromedia apps, even in different computers?

Thanks a lot in advance
Ken

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Registry Rapper...

...does just that, I wrote it to search the registry for settings and save and delte them, on shutdowna nd rewrite them back on nextr startup. Check it out here: http://portasoft.stsolutions.us/e107/page.php?4

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Ken
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Looks good but...

Macromedia apps use the registry to store absolute paths to files and other references (among many other settings). I'm not sure if they could be converted to relative paths, independant of drive letter or user name.

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Correct...

but the way most programs use the registry is to save specifically used information. Most of the time if you watch those same absolute paths, they change as the location of the executable changes. So if the path said: Last exe directory - C:\Flash and they you exported that and deleted. Then moved the file Flash to say d:\flash, imported the entry, started the file from d:\flash. You would notice on shutdown of the app again, that the Registry now states D:\Flash. It basically is keeping a dynamic record more than a static one.

Yes, programs that use the registry extensively, such as having context menus defined in HKEY_Classes or filetypes defined, would have aboslute paths that can't be changed, but most programs that just save the last settings info don't really matter.

Registry just allows you to save your previous setings information. No relative paths are needed.

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