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by ashghost
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: CCleaner Portable
Replies: 56
Views: 37095

Re: CCleaner Portable

Yeah, I was thinking the "download the zip, but if the zip isn't available yet download and extract the exe..." would remain as the instructions -- unless they start releasing the zip at the same time again, or stop releasing it entirely.
by ashghost
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: CCleaner Portable
Replies: 56
Views: 37095

Re: CCleaner Portable

I edited the CCleaner download link to point to their "builds" page and included both methods to the "how to extract", with a mention of this new delay.
by ashghost
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: CCleaner Portable
Replies: 56
Views: 37095

Re: CCleaner Portable

I didn't see any of this after testing both 5.38 and 5.37 in Sandboxie myself, they act and scan in the same exact manner. Thanks! I investigated further and you're correct: the behavior does not vary based on the version, but rather whether the settings exist: if there's an empty ccleaner.ini file...
by ashghost
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: CCleaner Portable
Replies: 56
Views: 37095

Re: CCleaner Portable

The download link for CCleaner is currently dead, and the portable build is not available. I spent a bunch of time testing CCleaner's installer for version 5.38, and then I found this on their forum: https://forum.piriform.com/topic/49281-wheres-the-portable-version/ I extracted the installer with 7...
by ashghost
Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Portable Torrent Client with uTorrent
Replies: 55
Views: 77878

Re: Portable Torrent Client with uTorrent

The installer is a 7-zip archive. Extract with 7-zip or UniExtract. "Carrier.exe" is what we want. Rename it to uTorrent.exe. The other files are just installer junk. Thanks! I should have considered that "Carrier.exe" might be what I wanted when I looked at the contents in 7-zip. I have updated th...
by ashghost
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Portable Torrent Client with uTorrent
Replies: 55
Views: 77878

Re: Portable Torrent Client with uTorrent

The download from uTorrent now runs the installer even if "settings.dat" is in the folder, meaning that the "how to extract" directions are now incorrect. The install appears to be portable - it installs in the user's "roaming" directory, with no option to specify an alternate location. There are tw...
by ashghost
Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: Anti-Twin - duplicate finder that can match SIMILAR names
Replies: 0
Views: 1784

Anti-Twin - duplicate finder that can match SIMILAR names

Added Anti-Twin to the database: http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=2260 http://www.anti-twin.com/ I tried again to find a duplicate file detector that can help me get rid of some of my old installers, and I hit the jackpot this morning with a portable and free (for personal use) program. ...
by ashghost
Sun Jan 29, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: 4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls
Replies: 2
Views: 1605

Re: 4ur-Windows-8-Mouse-Balls

When I saw the new entry in the database RSS feed, I suspected that someone had gamed the submission system to make a crude joke. This must be the silliest name of any program in the database! Because I searched for it on the forum to check, I saw that joby_toss mentioned it last July, so I changed ...
by ashghost
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: PortableApps Launcher wishlist
Replies: 9
Views: 6878

Re: PortableApps Launcher wishlist

Somewhat related to "Directory Freedom", I would ask for more polite activity (or at least more transparent) on installation and update. I recently was notified that the launcher required an update, and I allowed it to update itself. I have it "installed" in F:\Apps\PortableApps\, but it installed t...
by ashghost
Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: HostsMan
Replies: 16
Views: 15530

Re: HostsMan

Thanks for the suggestion. It didn't help, but I tried a couple more search term combinations and found out on dslreports forums that removing ad.doubleclick.net does the trick. I wouldn't consider unblocking that one permanently, but I can probably set up an easy way to toggle a comment.
by ashghost
Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:59 am
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: HostsMan
Replies: 16
Views: 15530

Re: HostsMan

'HostsMan' has an exclusions list which is what you need...this way you don't have to keep swapping 'hosts' files. HostsXpert has a whitelist, too. I was able to find out which blocked servers were preventing me from viewing videos from ESPN and add them to the whitelist, but I haven't been able to...
by ashghost
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Freeware That Are Not Portable
Topic: HostsMan
Replies: 16
Views: 15530

Re: HostsMan

You do need administrator rights to edit the hosts file. In my (limited) experience, I don't I have to reboot after editing my hosts file, nor do I flush the DNS cache. I just close the browser. I sometimes replace my MVPs hosts file with the default file using HostsXpert (which has many, but not al...
by ashghost
Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: FocusWriter - distraction-free word processor
Replies: 18
Views: 17934

Re: FocusWriter Portable

3. The program lists a " Portable Mode ," which might mean its natively portable. It is, in fact, natively portable. There's no Windows installer - the Windows build is distributed as a zip archive only. The ReadMe file in the archive says: Create a folder named "Data" in the same folder as the exe...
by ashghost
Sat Oct 22, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: TV-Browser Portable
Replies: 1
Views: 1342

Re: TV-Browser Portable

Note that you can only access U.S. and Canadian TV listings if you have a subscription to Schedules Direct, which is $25 per year.

http://enwiki.tvbrowser.org/index.php/SchedulesDirect
by ashghost
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Submission
Topic: sWeather
Replies: 19
Views: 11517

Re: Weather Watcher

This portable version of Weather Watcher may violate the license agreement. I love Weather Watcher, and I've been using the last freeware version (installed) since it went payware several years ago. In the help file, it says that you are free to distribute Weather Watcher "provided that you distribu...