Wednesday, April 08, 2009

How to Creating portable apps

Download these software tools:

1. winrar:
2. Universal Extractor:

Do the following steps one by one:

Step1: first take the set up file of the software that you want to make portable. Like firefox setup file.
Step2: now install both winrar and universal extractor in your computer.
Step3: now put the setup file in a folder say skextract. now right click on the set up file and select UniExtract to Subdir.
Step4: this will extract all the dll files and some folders along with the executable (exe) file. (setup.exe) but it depends upon the software so it will be different. Just copy the whole name along with the extension i.e., setup.exe
Step5: now press ctrl+A and select all the extracted files and folders and right click on it and select add to archive.
Step6: now when you will click on Add to archive a new window will open, its Winrar Application. In the right side in General tab put a tick on Create SFX Archive.
Step7: now go to advance tab at the top and click on SFX options. In the set up program in Run After Extraction enter the name of the file along with the extension that your copied in Step4 i.e.,setup.exe
Step8: finally, in the top bar click on Modes tab and put a tick on Unpack to temporary folder under temporary mode and also check on Hide all under silent mode and now press ok to close Advanced SFX options dialog box and press ok again to close winrar window.
Step9: when you  will click ok second time, winrar will create a file and that is your portable application.