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Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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acgrego
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TreePAD

#1 Post by acgrego » Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:20 pm

I think this is portable....the file is created in the instalation folder!

http://www.treepad.com/treepadfreeware/

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#2 Post by Andrew Lee » Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:59 pm

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).

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#3 Post by acgrego » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:39 pm

Strange....because on product comparation they say that can be installed on USB drive....

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#4 Post by Darkbee » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:17 pm

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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[update]
Just downloaded v3.0 and it writes settings to the registry in the following location:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Freebyte\Treepad2

So I'm assuming that whereever you read that TreePad can store settings outside of the registry only applies to paid versions. 
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#5 Post by Darkbee » Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:35 pm

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.

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#6 Post by erisraven » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:13 am

It's worse if you have a registered version - you have to repeat the registration process on each new computer you go to. :P

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TreePad Lite

#7 Post by Xinok » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:41 am

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
Website: http://www.treepad.com/treepadfreeware/
Download (ZIP Package): http://www.freebytesoftware.com/download/treepad.zip

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.

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Re: TreePad Lite

#8 Post by joby_toss » Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:49 am

Portable for me ... after "treepadlite.ini" file is created.

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Re: TreePad Lite

#9 Post by webfork » Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:58 pm

Added ... thanks Joby

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

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TreePad Lite

#10 Post by Andrew Lee » Thu Oct 28, 2010 10:01 pm

Application name: TreePad Lite

Website: http://www.treepad.com/treepadfreeware/

Date tested: 2006-05-13

Status: Not portable

Reason: Writes settings to registry.

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