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Steve Lamerton
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Drop Portable Variables in 2.0?

So at the moment I am hard at work on 2.0 (as well as getting 1.2 out of the door) and I was wondering, does anyone actually use portable variables? If so how would you like them to change, either in implementation or how the user interface is designed?

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Don't use.

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It depends...

I think portable variables have unreplecable function when synchronizing between computers which have user data located in different paths, e.g. on different drives (C: on one, D: on second).

Also, I don't work with directories of 'C:\Documet and settings\\...blabla...\My Documents\' type, but purely in ':\LuP\'; I use a named portable variable which points to ':\LuP\' when synchronizing.

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I only use it for paths on 1 computer. Maybe remove the ability to add new ones within the interface, but still leave the backend code so we can manually add it to the INI.
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I would like to use them

I would like to be able to use them, but they aren't all that reliable. The backslash doubling is a problem, but also often just a drive letter doesn't seem to want to work right. (Making P: as a variable and then doing @ExampleDrive@\PortableApps or whatever doesn't work, however entering P:\PortableApps works fine.)

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What's wrong with using

@drive@?
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Synching to different computers

I have a local encrypted drive that I synchronize my USB drive to. The drive letter isn't necessarily the same on each computer. Of course I use @drive@ to reference the USB stick.

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