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Portable Version of ClipboardFusion

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Hi Keith,

Is there any way to make a fully functional portable version of CF to run of a USB?

Oct 12, 2017  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
Not at the moment, but if we do in the future, we'll be sure to let you know.

Oct 13, 2017  • #2
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Is there an update on this? I see Clipboard Fusion on the portable software download sites, but your site still says to install for full functionality. What am I giving up by running it portably?
Feb 17, 2021  • #3
Thomas Malloch (BFS)'s profile on WallpaperFusion.com
You wouldn't exactly lose any functionality, but ClipboardFusion does use the registry to save settings, and uses the Local App Data by default for the history list database. This should be fine if you're using it with one computer, but if you want to run it from something like a USB stick, you might run into some problems with losing your settings when you run it for the first time on a new computer.

In 5.8 we added a new command line option (-portable) that looks in the application's current directory for the database. This way if you wanted to run ClipboardFusion from a USB stick, you'd at least be able to bring your clipboard history/local pinned items with you. You'd still run into a problem with the settings though, but you could always throw a registry settings backup on your USB stick as well.

I hope this helps answer your question!
Feb 19, 2021  • #4
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