Portable Scrivener

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clexidra
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Thu May 23, 2019 8:37 am Post

Hello,
I'm wonder if is possible to use Scrivener on a portable USB flash drive and how to configure it.

thanks.

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panton41
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Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:57 pm Post

My advice is just to try it and see what happens. I used to do that with OpenOffice about a 15 years ago when Office 2003 roamed the university computer labs and a 1GB USB drive was considered enormous.

When you install point it at the portable drive, let it install, active and tinker with preferences. Then unplug it and try it on a different machine.

My main concerns has to do with maintaining activation and the location of preferences files. You might have to save the preferences to a file and manually update them every time. If the activation is stored in AppData or ProgramData an uses a machine specific identifier then you're kind of SoL about activation.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:53 am Post

Sadly, because it's using the Qt framework, I don't believe it will work that way. Too many paths, DLLs, and registry entries to get Scrivener and the Qt framework components properly registered to run under Windows.
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