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Preacher
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Can Power Desk be made portable?...

Well, Mijenix's-->Ontrack's-->Kroll's-->now V-com's/Avanquest's "PowerDesk" is the best File Mgr/Windows "Explorer" substitute that I've ever seen or used, bar none.
Link:
http://www.v-com.com/download/download_free.html

Anyway, if the free version is installed, and then the directory burned to a CD (haven't tried it yet on a memory stick, but expect results'd be similar), it's pretty darn usable as it is.
However, a fraction of the time, it will complain about not having some library file it needs, and it will then go on to work once you click "OK". - but it will then bring up the same message every time you change directories with it. Quite annoying.

So, what are the possibilities, folks, of y'all coming up with a version of V-Com's "Power Desk 6" (free version ,of course) that's fully portable (all libraries included in the app's directory, and is able to recognize and use them w/o user interaction)?...

Looking fwd to your responses...

-Preacher

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Must be open source.

To be even considered, programs must be open source and free.

"Free Trial" is not open source and really isn't free.

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@wsm23:

Didn't know about the open-source requirement (though it kinda makes sense...)
Bummer.

As to being "really" free, PD free IS 'really' free - no time-limits or significant feature limitations. Believe me, you don't stay long on MY computer if you ain't 'really' free (unless you're a commercial proggy that I AM willing to pay money for, and I have a few of those).
Ironically. I *do* have the commercial version of the program, but it's 2 versions old. I just don't see the sense in paying good $$ for a proggy whose free version has almost the same functionality. Also - being an honest bloke - I can't legitimately run commercial PD on more than two of my various PCs, so I use the free version on all but one of 'em. I barely notice the difference. The only obvious sign of its being "non-free" is a small, unobtrusive banner that runs just above the bottom edge of the proggy window. And unlike most such items, this one doesn't run a bunch of different ads. it's simply a static, unchanging banner touting the commercial version, and fairly small at that.

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