Make a portable application with ThinAppUSESFRBRNovember 2012It is now possible to make a portable application with ThinApp. so that it can be accessed onany platform. ThinApp is a software developed by VMWare that can be used for creatingportable applications. It uses the concepts of application virtualisation and the principles ofsandboxing to make an application run on any platform. It is not complicated to make aportable application with ThinApp but it is important to start with a clean computer and followthe instructions carefully. Once done, the application can be used on a portable storage deviceand can be accessed from any system without compromising the data. Introduction How to proceed Compilation See also: Make portable appsIntroductionThinApp is a program that can be used to make some applications portable for the user. But youshould do this only with applications that have not already been installed on your computer. Below are instructions for using ThinApp ThinApp is supported on Windows Seven since version 4.0.4How to proceed Select "All Programs" from the Start menu and choose VMWARE before double clicking the "ThinApp Setup Capture" shortcut.
When the ThinApp Setup Capture window pops up, click "Next"
Close all applications that might affect ThinApps performance as well as the applicationthat you want to make portableClick Next
The application will scan for the files required and may take some time. Do not touchanything while this process is going on. It will let you know automatically when done
When it has finished, minimize the ThinApp window as indicated on the screen
Step 6: You can now install the application that you want to make portable (theapplication used in this example is Tune Up Utilities, available through the link:http://en.kioskea.net/download/download 1448 tuneup utilities)If the application requires the serial number in order to run, enter it to validate thesoftware. Do not forget to configure the software before proceeding to the next step
When the installation is done maximize the ThinApp window and click on Next toanalyze your system again
Compilation The analysis of the system will determine which folders and files are needed for the installation of the software to be able to create a portable version of it When the user-accessible entry points window pops up, check the software that needs to be made portable and when this is done, click Next
You can now choose the flash disk device where you want the application to run andclick Next when done
Leave the Merged Isolation mode checked and click Next
Choose the Fast Compression option to get the maximum space that will be required onthe flash disk. Click Next
The folders that will be needed by the application will be put in the same directory
Once that process has finished, click Build Now
Choose the Browse Project option to get hold of the folder made specially for theportable software.
Browse for and open the Bin folderFinally, copy the executable application to your flash disk