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markacox
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Folder Lock 6 - overwrites Portable Apps Autorun

Hi,

Am running PortableApps Suite on a 500GB Iomega eGo USB drive - (Operating System XP Pro). I bought the full edition of Folderlock 6.2.1 to encrypt data. I have tried various ways to get around my System admin restrictions but cannot run it as admin from work lap top. - even tried making it a Portable App with the compactor but failed miserably.

Folderlock does give an option to save a file on a USB drive as an autorun .exe. Problem is - it loads this in the same directory as my PortableApps and overwrites the autorun.ini file - I cant select any other location but the root directory.

Question:

Is it possible to create an autorun.ini file that starts with
PortableApps
[autorun]
open=StartPortableApps.exe
action =Start PortableApps.com
icon=StartPortableApps.exe

and includes the following autorun.ini for Folderlock?

[autorun]
open=Portable_FL.exe
action = Run Portable_FL Program
icon=Portable_FL.exe

Thanks in advance

alanbcohen
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The simplest method to do

The simplest method to do this is to set the autorun to start a batch file (like start.bat); then the batch file can run multiple applications. The key to accomplish this properly is to make sure the earlier started applications do not prevent the later ones from starting until the earlier ones finish. I used to know how to do this, but my DOS programming skills are stale. Good luck with your research!

markacox
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Thanks Alan, Stale DOS skills

Thanks Alan, Stale DOS skills are better than my non-existent ones Smile

gluxon
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Or how about my program? It's

Or how about my program?

It's called starter, I've been using it to launch multiple applications at start up.

Download (no installer).

Once it's downloaded, just do what you did with the batch file, and edit the INI file it askes you to make.

markacox
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Nice! Thanks Gluxon

Downloaded and will have a play with this later. Thanks Smile

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You welcome, happy to help.

You welcome, happy to help.

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