: I'm not a fan of the Dropbox service generally due to a lot of problems with unpublished link expiration. You may still find some of my old posts here in forums that have dropbox links that have died, as I don't think I was able to find/update them all. However, after some lobbying from someone unwilling to try other methods, I gave in and decided to retest. Still, I can use it as an opportunity to test the DropboxPortableAHK ...
Download and launch, go with the defaults (though I turned off auto-update notification). The Wizard-style setup worked easily, but does require download of the enormous Dropbox setup file.
Unfortunately the program requires restarting Explorer:
... and then it recommends a computer restart, not something I see a lot of in the portable world.
: Portable, I'm not used to restarting my computer so my test may not be comprehensive, but I'm confident all settings are local. Stealth
- Download: 4 megs
Disk space (thanks to auto-downloader): 800 megs. This has got to be some kind of record. In exchange for access to a handful of shared files.
RAM: 200 megs across 4 processess. The base program (DropboxPortableAHK) is only 3 megs
I'm not sure there's much the developer can do as I think the space hogs are built into the program. I tried deleting the DropboxClientInstaller.exe
program from the directory structure, but that seemed to prevent program launch.
To close the program
, click on the taskbar icon, select the profile button and choose Exit Program
: You may have to manually shut down the dropbox update process. You can do this via the excellent Nircmd
in a batch file: nircmd killprocess dropboxupdate.exe