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Is the portable version of Rainmeter truly portable?

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WirlyWirly
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Is the portable version of Rainmeter truly portable?

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Does the portable version of Rainmeter leave ANYTHING behind on the host computer when run from a USB?

I use PortableApps, which leave absolutely nothing behind on the host, and am wondering if the portable version of Rainmeter that I downloaded from the homepage does the same thing.

I would like to use the Rainmeter launcher I wrote wherever I take my PortableApps, but I'm concerned that it will leave data/config/log files somewhere that I haven't noticed. I've checked all the common locations and don't see anything, but I thought I'd get some verification or advice on what I can do to make it truly portable.

P.S
I'm not knowledgeable enough about the registry to know what to be looking for, so that area remains unchecked.
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Re: Is the portable version of Rainmeter truly portable?

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WirlyWirly wrote: August 2nd, 2020, 3:25 pm Does the portable version of Rainmeter leave ANYTHING behind on the host computer when run from a USB?

I use PortableApps, which leave absolutely nothing behind on the host, and am wondering if the portable version of Rainmeter that I downloaded from the homepage does the same thing.

I would like to use the Rainmeter launcher I wrote wherever I take my PortableApps, but I'm concerned that it will leave data/config/log files somewhere that I haven't noticed. I've checked all the common locations and don't see anything, but I thought I'd get some verification or advice on what I can do to make it truly portable.

P.S
I'm not knowledgeable enough about the registry to know what to be looking for, so that area remains unchecked.
Rainmeter itself will leave NOTHING behind when it is run in "portable" mode. Windows might stick some references to it in some registry key that is tracking "last thing run" and stuff like that, but Rainmeter itself will not write anything to the registry, or write to any folder except the program folder you have it in.
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Re: Is the portable version of Rainmeter truly portable?

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Got it, thanks a bunch for the clarification and your work!