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Questions about portable install

Hey there. I've been using fb2k for a veeeery long time now, so long that my install went through all sorts of mistreatment so i decided to start clean. I want to be able to "backup" my entire fb2k installation as i've had some troubles in the past, including completely loosing my entire highly customised UI due to a stupid mistake. I also want to be able to "copy" that installation, along with all the customization, to one or more other computers. For this reason i had planned to use a portable install but i have 2 questions :
  • Is there an easy way to achieve what i want (backup and copy) with a non portable install? I know there are components to backup (parts?) of your settings but if i just copy that to another computer and "restore" it will it give me the same foobar? What about my components?
  • Apart from no file association and the minor inconvenience of having to manually create a start menu shortcut, is there any other downside to a portable install? Every component will work as expected right?

 

Re: Questions about portable install

Reply #1
First of all, if you go to your %appdata% folder you will find files like theme.fth and FileOps-Presets.txt
You should anyway make backup copies of them.

Then I suggest that you make a portable install for testing, and copy them to there. If that preserves what you need, then you don't need to worry about copying yourself into issues like this: https://hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=120437.0

Oh, and there is a configuration folder and a user-components folder too.
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Re: Questions about portable install

Reply #2
Hey there. I've been using fb2k for a veeeery long time now, so long that my install went through all sorts of mistreatment so i decided to start clean. I want to be able to "backup" my entire fb2k installation as i've had some troubles in the past, including completely loosing my entire highly customised UI due to a stupid mistake. I also want to be able to "copy" that installation, along with all the customization, to one or more other computers. For this reason i had planned to use a portable install but i have 2 questions :
  • Is there an easy way to achieve what i want (backup and copy) with a non portable install? I know there are components to backup (parts?) of your settings but if i just copy that to another computer and "restore" it will it give me the same foobar? What about my components?
  • Apart from no file association and the minor inconvenience of having to manually create a start menu shortcut, is there any other downside to a portable install? Every component will work as expected right?
Hi,
I often shift to portable or other PCs.
Did you try foo_jesus ?
https://www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_jesus
(BTW, "The save operation itself does the same as (hidden) command "File > Save Configuration")

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