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If you want to use it that way, it's probably better to install the local version (why use a portable version, that more or less does, what the installer does, but at every windows start).
Then you can put a shortcut to the UnlockerPortable.exe into your windows autostart folder. Of course that only works if the path to unlocker doesnt change.
The updater only updates officially released portable apps from here and not the original programs. Thats what the normal version is for.
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everyone uses portable apps in different ways.I personally started using them because I have many computers crash,and I hate reinstalling everything.This way if the computer crashes I simply reinstall windows and plug in my portable apps drive and pick up where i left off.
Or I can simply copy the portable apps folder to another computer and redistribute my personalized apps to all my laptops and desktops.no install process just simple drag and drop
So basically Im not using them in a portable way,Im using them in a daily everyday use way.So the closer to local installs the better
I never change the path to my portable apps folders and apps so I could do that,your correct.But when I used "cclear portable" I had to replace the EXE with the "normal" version in order to get the added "start when windows starts" option.But when windows started it called the app and cleaned the computer,but then deleted the INI config file everytime.So I simply removed it.
I guess Ill try it with some stock official "Portable Apps" and see what happens,such as this one
That's exactly what I do at my home computer, too. But it sometimes makes no sense to use a portable app especially if you try to alter the portability settings back to make the app behave like a local install. Unlocker is such a case. All the launcher does is trying to make it portable - clean up after launch and adjust path settings. Both are not needed if run locally at home and unlocker looses some functionality if not installed nonportable.
what do you mean it looses some functionality if not installed non portable? you mean the portable version loses functionality if its not installed portably?
Sorry, I have to backpedal. I derived my opinion from the portable version of unlocker (from its own homepage) since I had problems with the paf version (don't know if it was an early release from wraithdu or another one) some years ago. And I obviously did not remember the contents of this thread since I read them nearly two years ago.
So: You don't loose any functionality with this portable version, contrary to the official portable version that does not offer the shell extension.
But if you want to autorun it with windows, you loose the convenience to have the app ready at once just by copying the folder or plugging in the portable app drive. You need to make an autorun link to the launcher (UnlockerPortable.exe) either in the start menu or the registry and that is more hassle for the same funcionallity than installing the local version.
Another solution will be to autorun your PA.c menu with windows and mark the apps you need (unlocker portable f.i.) to start with the menu. That way, your setup keeps the same even if you use it portable or transfer it to different computers.
I never thought of auto starting the PAF exe.BUt setting each program to auto start through the registry is not that hard either.
Thanks for the ideas
It seems the .zip file download has been locked with a password. There seems to be not much point to offering it without the password to unlock it?
Have a look at the filename.
Should I download the installer version (eg Unlocker1.9.1.exe) or the portable version (eg unlocker1.9.0-portable.zip).
The suggestion of opening it with 7-zip suggests that I should use the portable version, but that one does not include UnlockerCOM.dll
The installer version does include UnlockerCOM.dll - so is that the one to choose instead?
Does your launcher require UnlockerCOM.dll to be present?
Download the installer version and extract the specified files with 7zip.
The download link is dead, please update it
This app was released years ago and is in the app directory.
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Are you sure? Where is it? I wasn't able to find it anywhere, except the IObit version
Nevermind, I've found a better version
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Just give me your contact if you want, I didn't know that it is prohibited in here.