How To Create Portable Applications Installed Programs In Windows

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Make this process does not depend in one way, there are several methods you can use to make the application already installed can make a portable program . It is true that there are very simple ways to do this, however, there are other methods that get a little more complicated.

This article shows how to do it. But before I explain what the INI files because of them, we’ll talk later.

What are the INI files?

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Whenever you install a program and use it on your computer, it stores its configuration in two ways which are major. First store it in the key of Windows and second register using a text format IN I write a configuration file.

These files or INI files Initialization Windows for short, were used until new methods have emerged with new operating systems. Now that you have this clearer idea, proceed to the next steps, as appropriate for each file.

Convert a portable application using an INI file

This is one of the simplest methods. The advantage of having a Windows application which INI format is that you can convert to portable programs. This is also possible with XML files used to store data.

Using a file from a portable application

As I mentioned earlier, these steps can be carried out if the files are formatted using INI or are XML . With this in mind we turn to the steps:

  • You must first locate the files you want to convert the application in Program Files
  • If this is the case that the application has been installed for a user, the files are in the folder that the user’s data.
  •   Now you must transfer the file to the application folder in Program Files
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  • You must copy this file and paste it into the removable device
  • Now you need to select the main program and create a shortcut.

Convert an application in a portable file using WinRAR

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One way to accomplish this procedure is the extraction of files found on the installation program and create a SFX file (self-extracting) This can be achieved using program WinRAR or 7z

WinRAR is a program that has gained popularity because it is a fairly comprehensive program to compress   and Unzip or open files. This is software that you can download for free, but being a paid program, you can enjoy the demo version, but quite functional.

One of the great advantages of this program is that it supports all compression formats. It is time to take the next steps for extract the files of the program you want to convert.

Just you Delete files in the application installer. I do it is very simple in some cases, because you right-click and choose Delete here but does not work in all cases.

What are the steps to create the mobile app?

already counting the extracted file, you must locate the executable file, namely running or starts the program (you’ll get in the folder with the application name)

You need to open this directory and select all the files, then right click where a small menu appears and you choose the option of WinRAR: ” add File …”

In the box, you must then choose the small box understanding of the method. “The best” options and choose the second section entitled Creating an SFX file

In the Advanced section, click SFX Options and enter the Run box after extraction, the name of the executable file of the application.

Finally, you must open the Modes tab and click temporarily should select the “Unzip to a temporary folder. “In silent mode, you select the” Hide everything and overwrite mode ” choose” Overwrite all files “.

And this is the whole procedure simply click Yes and then proceed to create your mobile file WinRAR.

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