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Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:20 pm
by acgrego
I think this is portable....the file is created in the instalation folder!

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:59 pm
by Andrew Lee
The program settings (font size, colors etc.) are saved to the registry.

When you unplug and run the program on a different machine, all those settings are reset to the default (or whatever was set on that machine).


Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:39 pm
by acgrego
Strange....because on product comparation they say that can be installed on USB drive....

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:17 pm
by Darkbee
There are various versions of TreePad... which one are you referring to... I assume TreePad Lite, since the rest are not freeware. Perhaps that is where the confusion lies?

For what it's worth, I noted some months ago that TreePad Lite was NOT portable and requested of FreeByte software that they make it so. They responded by saying that it was in the works, so perhaps they were good on their word or perhaps they decided to only make the paid versions portable?

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Just downloaded v3.0 and it writes settings to the registry in the following location:

So I'm assuming that whereever you read that TreePad can store settings outside of the registry only applies to paid versions. 

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:35 pm
by Darkbee
Another update:

According to the TreePad Comparison Chart, about two "page Up" keys from the bottom of the page (dependant on your screen resolution and so forth)
Run directly from external disk (USB disk, thumb drive, flash drive, pen-drive, CD-Rom, removable harddisk, etc.) without any install.
However, if you read between the lines you could interpret this as:
"TreePad Lite will still run from an external if it hasn't been installed on the current computer, it will just create new settings in the registry automatically".

Notice that the website says NOTHING about where the settings are stored, simply that the program can be run from a USB drive, which is a bit naughty really because it's kinda misleading. I'm sure there are many programs that I can run, without installing, from a USB drive but that doesn't make them portable.


Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:13 am
by erisraven
It's worse if you have a registered version - you have to repeat the registration process on each new computer you go to. :P

TreePad Lite

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:41 am
by Xinok
I know this program has been submitted in the past before. I guess they've added this feature recently which allows you to store the settings to an INI file in the program directory.

TreePad Lite
Download (ZIP Package):

Category: Text - Editors OR Text - Notepads

Instructions: Open the settings (View -> Options). Under Treepad \ Settings, choose to store TreePad settings in the same directory as the TreePad program.


Re: TreePad Lite

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:49 am
by joby_toss
Portable for me ... after "treepadlite.ini" file is created.

Re: TreePad Lite

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:58 pm
by webfork
Added ... thanks Joby

I *believe* unicode support is "partial" but I couldn't find anything for sure on this.

TreePad Lite

Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:01 pm
by Andrew Lee
Application name: TreePad Lite


Date tested: 2006-05-13

Status: Not portable

Reason: Writes settings to registry.