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  • How to save my Firefox data and profile to an USB to use it in a public computer?
    I used this for while I was in school: It allows you to install portable versions of lots of apps and runs them from the USB. - Source: Reddit / 9 days ago
  • Good tools to recover/repair computers for usb?
    I have PortableAppsloaded on a thumbdrive. It's like a mini OS that allows you to launch a lot of different programs without having them installed on a computer. I have apps like HijackThis, Kaspersky TDSSKiller, McAfee Stinger, and a lot of other utilities loaded on it. It's come in handy multiple times when someone visits a website they shouldn't have. You can also load your e-mail & internet browser... - Source: Reddit / 9 days ago
  • How can I free up space when I literally have nothing downloaded? I have a trash HP Stream laptop that only came with 32GB. I have nothing downloaded and I can’t update Windows because I’m low on space. What should I do?
    Yep, soldered-in eMMC flash storage. HP should never have been allowed to sell those with 32 GB of storage after 8.1, and even that was barely enough. Hell, they're selling them now with 64 GB eMMC & Windows 11, and that's barely enough. It's a borderline criminal ripoff. You'll have to download a Windows 10 ISO and make a bootable flash drive with Rufus, and do a clean install of Windows 10, and then use the SD... - Source: Reddit / 11 days ago
  • Virus blocks me from installing antivirus
    Assuming windows you can go to and from another machine and install the app on a flash drive and install an antivirus program. - Source: Reddit / 13 days ago
  • Windows' universal binary compatibility is not admired enough
    In Windows, you can keep a folder full of portable versions of apps along with their config. You can get portable versions for a huge variety of apps, including almost every open source one, and for software that doesn't offer a native portable version there's These app versions can be updated easily, or you can just keep what works. And then it can be synced to any pc you want and everything is... - Source: Reddit / 15 days ago
  • ULPT Request: how do I send a video to someone without it being traced back to me?
    If you're truly paranoid, use TOR from a PORTABLE APPS drive on a public machine at the library etc. - Source: Reddit / 15 days ago
  • Encrypting USB Stick
    Install some portable apps on it. Make sure to include Veracrypt. I used the tool. - Source: Reddit / 24 days ago
  • Do you use Firefox Portable?
    I've used it through I find it handy to use sometimes. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Any experience with Plover (stenography)?
    It is the Linux equivalent to the format of programs on for Windows. Eventually, the software will run even without a permanent installation into the operating system (hence it is invisible to synaptic or other apt package manager interface). - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Portable virus scanner with offline virus patterns
    It's been years since I've used it, but you might try It's not an separate OS like a Linux Live USB, but you can persistently update software once it is up and running, and you can just move it from machine to machine if you like. I am not 100% up to date with the licensing on that, so I don't know about commercial usage (if that kind of thing bothers you). - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • If the world was ending, what documents would you protect to save humanity?
    PS I also run Portable Apps for apps I can use in a pinch. I run this on all my USB drives. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Is there a KVM solution that is software only, works over MacOS and Windows, but also doesn't require installation on the Windows side?
    Properly.. But check if there is something in - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Recommendations for software to install a bunch of .exe and .msi on a fresh copy of windows without internet access.
    This is somewhat confusing. If you have the program installers on a flash drive, you don't need the internet to install them. Perhaps you're talking about the PortableApps launcher on a flash drive? - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Password Rules Are Bullshit
    Which password manager do you use? Perhaps it is on - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Train Linux commands and scripts without Linux
    If a live CD fails, try a persistent USB install! (They are great fun but slow) If that fails there is a guaranteed way! Https:// Download this and install the and have fun learning. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Screen/Audio recorder software as a portable app (that doesn't require installation)
    Search on there's many. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Thunderbird Profile Folder Vulnerability: How to Protect Your Data?
    I think TB does not have an official portable solution, so we may have to rely on "" right? - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Are there any disadvantages to using PortableApps programs instead of directly installing the same programs/apps on your PC?
    In case you don't know, there is a site called "PortableApps" where various apps are designed in such a way that you can save the apps on a portable drive, and those apps will work on any computer that is connected to that drive. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • “I don’t know”
    You add and download a portable browser. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Is the hope for my older MacBook?
    This is being written on a 2011 iMac which I'll use until it dies since I use it primarily for it's large screen in editing images and using to display reference images for painting. So far, Pages and similar Mac apps still work, but when/if they no longer do, I'll be using LibreOffice and/or OpenOffice myself. There are also portable apps that run from a USB stick: - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Block use of POP3 and IMAP email on company laptops?
    Are you blocking USB storage as well? What about Because they could always download a PortableApps version of Thunderbird or have it on a flash drive. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago

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