Build­ing a por­ta­ble apps tool kit

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QI’d like to in­stall PortableApps and build my own toolkit as

you have rec­om­mended. Do you have any tips or point­ers for which apps I should in­clude? Frank Plun­kett Mayank’s so­lu­tion First, down­load and in­stall the PortableApps plaform (avail­able from on a dif­fer­ent drive or par­ti­tion to Win­dows if you can; how­ever, if you have a non-par­ti­tioned solid-state drive (SSD) on which Win­dows is in­stalled, in­stall the app in a folder in­side your user folder, mak­ing sure that the folder is synced to the cloud us­ing OneDrive or a sim­i­lar ser­vice so it can be eas­ily re­stored fol­low­ing a crash or re­in­stall (plus shared on any other PCs you have).

Once in­stalled, go through the ex­ten­sive list of apps pro­vided and add those you want. Other por­ta­ble apps can also be in­cor­po­rated by ex­tract­ing them into a folder in­side the main PortableApps sub-folder and choos­ing Apps > Re­fresh App Icons. Fi­nally, th­ese pro­grams will ap­pear un­der the Other cat­e­gory – take the time to right-click the pro­gram short­cut and move them to the cat­e­gory you want.

Go por­ta­ble Un­link your apps from Win­dows to sur­vive re­in­stalls and crashes.

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