Portable installation

  1. last year

    Sorry if this is a really dumb question, but exactly how do I install this as a portable version on a USB flash drive? I have just updated from v2 and I have it updated on my computer system drive, but I'd like to be able to use it on a work computer as well, so the portable version would be advantageous. I can't really find anything about a portable installation (in fact, searching for 'portable' brings up zero results!). And can I save my database files on the USB drive as well? (Perhaps an 'idiots guide to a portable installation' might be worthwhile?)

    Thanks - Mike

  2. rgdot

    30 Dec 2021 Test Pilot

    The portable download means that you download the portable version, then you create a folder anywhere (for example on your Desktop) and extract the contents of the download to that folder. You can copy that folder to a USB key or other location . When you want to use Doogiepim just double click doogiepim.exe in the folder and use it.

  3. doogieUser

    31 Dec 2021 Test Pilot
    Edited last year by doogieUser



  4. Thanks to both of you for the replies. I sort-of realised this was the approach - put the downloaded portable version on a USB stick, and run it from there - but it does seem you probably can't also have a version on the system drive. I'd done that - but have now deleted it, and am just using the USB (portable) version. I also wasn't sure if the database file lived on the USB stick as well - although common sense appeared to say it must if the intention is to make the application truly portable. I think the other thing that was confusing me was using the v2 database. I've renamed it for v3, and it's on the USB stick and working well!


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