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XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable?

Postby ghost zero » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:26 pm

Are the XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable? Can they be removed cleanly without leftovers? Are the settings self-contained?
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Re: XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable?

Postby xnview » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:27 pm

the settings/database are by default in user data folder
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Re: XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable?

Postby ghost zero » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:55 pm

where is the "user data folder" ?
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Re: XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable?

Postby XnTriq » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:30 pm

  • XnView Classic
    • Tools » Options... » System Integration » Integration
      • Save options
        Default: as INI in folder [ User ]
      • Folder used for other files
        Default: [ User ]
  • XnView MP
    • Tools » Settings... » Integration » Settings
      • XnView settings
        Default: Use .ini file in folder [ User (System) ]
      • Other settings
        • Folder for Database (.db)
          Default: [ User (System) ]
        • Folder for other files
          Default: [ User (System) ]
ghost zero wrote:where is the "user data folder" ?

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Re: XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable?

Postby ghost zero » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:34 pm

so if i change the settings locations to "xnview", it would be a true portable, right?
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Re: XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable?

Postby XnTriq » Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:45 pm

ghost zero wrote:so if i change the settings locations to "xnview", it would be a true portable, right?

  • XnView Classic
      Besides changing the location of the settings, you also have to make sure that all checkboxes in Tools » Options... » System Integration » Integration are deactivated. The same goes for file type associations, of course.
      AFAIK, you can't prevent CADSoftTools (3rd-party I/O plug-in) from adding entries to the registry.
  • XnView MP
    • Files/folders
    • Registry
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\xnview.exe
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\xnview.exe
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RegisteredApplications » XnViewMP
      • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\XnViewMP
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.bmp
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.cr2
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.crw
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.dds
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.gif
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.iff
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.img
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.jif
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.jp2
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.jpc
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.jpe
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.jpeg
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.jpg
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.nef
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.pbm
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.pcd
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.pcx
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.pgm
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.pic
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.png
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.ppm
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.psd
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.raf
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.ras
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.rle
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.tga
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.tif
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.tiff
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.xbm
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\XnViewMP.xpm
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\kde.org\libphonon (Qt)
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\QtProject (Qt)
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Trolltech (Qt)
      • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\XnView\XnViewMP
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Re: XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable?

Postby ghost zero » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:27 pm

seems too complicated. can we get an official portable version?
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Re: XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable?

Postby ghost zero » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:45 am

can we get an official portable version?
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Re: XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable?

Postby tboy » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:45 am

Portable version of xnView Classic is available here: http://portableapps.com/apps
I personally use zip version with settings inside xnView directory.
You may check with regCompare or TotalUninstall or similar software if it is "enough portable" for you
Then you will see those keys XnTriq posted above to remain in registry.
For me .zip version is OK for portability.
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Re: XnView and XnViewMP .zip versions portable?

Postby ghost zero » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:51 am

thanks for the info, but i would prefer an official portable version for ease of setting up and to avoid any potential problems
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