i have tried making portable apps using thinstall/thinapp. i'd like to know how to build one using the portableapps.com way. could anyone direct me to a fullpage almost step-by-step guide??? i have converted almost all of my program collections to portable. its more convinient when you need to reinstall the os, you get to keep your application settings and customizations. if i get to be successful in making my first portable, i would love to make my illustrator cs4 too. i am not really a programmer just a hobbist.