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Q: Portable Windows Mail


I would like to use Windows Mail (which I think is an EXCELLENT piece of software) on both my desktop and Laptop computers.

I have tried copying all the files to the alternate machine, which works.

BUT - and this is the BIG BUT, each time I move the files to the other machine, I have to re-input passwords for all the e-mail accounts I have set up. As I have several, this is a real pain.

Does anyone know where these e-mail passwords are held?

Also, IDEALLY, I would like to specify that the mailstore was on a flash drive or external disk, but Windows Mail (like Outlook Express before it, does not allow this). Does anyone know a workaround (eg: registry edit) to fix this?


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Preferred Solution: Portable Windows Mail

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Hi Guys,
I?m looking for a portable program which includes a Browser and a Mailing program,
like Opera is, but NOT Opera (must be able to run beside Opera & Firefox!!)

Is there any good program out there?

A:Portable Mail and Browser Suite

Try SeaMonkey.
The SeaMonkey? Project

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Hi, ive been looking around for a portable E-mail client that supports pop3 so i can also get access to my hotmail account, all from my flash drive in one utility...any suggestions??

Been looking and i cant find anything thats worth while..let alone portable

Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

A:Portable E-Mail client for Hotmail ???

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Does anyone know a portable mail client,
that supports something like a hotmail/outlook.com connector to support also subfolders?

A:Portable Mail Client with outlook.com connector?

There is a portable version of Thunderbird Mozilla Thunderbird, Portable Edition | PortableApps.com - Portable software for USB, portable and cloud drives

I'm not sure if it'll do what you want but you could try it and see.


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If anyone needs flash for portable browsers, go here ---
Portable Adobe Flash Player

Easiest way to use flash for portable browsers. I use on Firefox portable.

The website is of a well known member RejZoR on Wilders & Avast, etc...

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i am looking for a replacement for my fawtly Seagate 500gb with new 1TB Seagate external HD model I cannot decide of buying portable or non-portable. Do branded portable work as good as non portable? The reason i ask is becasue i have Steam games working from faulty 500gb exteernaall HD,so in upgrading to 1 TB will the fact it is portable/non have noticable effect?

A:portable external HD work as good as non-portable?

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Looking for anyone out there in the virtual world that knows how to put my old e-mail folders and messages into the windows live mail. My old laptop AC port stop working.....so took info off of old hard drive to external hard drive to new computer but can't seem to put all e-mail folders and messages into new computer. They are both windows 7 operating systems. Also have a vista laptop and can't seem to put it in there either.
All help appreciation and thanks in advance!

A:transferring e-mail messages and folders from windows mail to windows live mail

Create a folder on your Desktop. Drag the Windows Mail messages into the folder. Now drag the messages in the folder to Windows Live Mail.

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Some software publishers or authors offer both portable and installable versions of their products. (Kee Pass is one of them.)

Is it advisable to systematically prefer the portable version, when running it from a fixed drive and not a thumb drive, according to the logic that if it's possible not to write into the registry, it's better not to ?

I often try new software, and I'm concerned about long-term stability. I install and uninstall a lot, using Revo Uninstaller Pro. But I've come accross people advising not to use Revo or other fancy uninstallers, just to stick to the product's own uninstaller or the Windows function.

Also, I have set C-Cleaner to a daily auto-run. In the past, I used its registry cleaner quite regularly. But some people say it's better not to clean the registry at all.

So I figured the more applications could stay away from the registry, the better. Is this a correct assumption ? Are there any drawbacks to portable apps ?

A:Are portable apps preferable, even for non-portable use ?

I have been using a lot of cleaning softwares too . Registry as well as junk cleaners.
Registry cleaner to me is a good thing as it removes the useless leftovers of programs that are left by their regular un-installer or some deleted files.

ANS1 > I recommended to clean registry as it improves performance and reduce junk in resgitry . So if portables apps dnt have or create these junks in registry then ur assumption is right and i m at your side too because " u dont need to re-install every software when u replace OS as it will work as it is if its PORTABLE "

ANS2 > Portable softwares are better then installed ones .

Above are the answer given as a user , i have used many portable softwares never had any issue just benefits

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Has anyone made one or what'd be the best way to have an Antimalware scanner on a USB stick? I know there is Malwarebytes Techbench, so has anyone used it and does it use MS-DOS tool or what?


A:Portable scanners & Malwarebytes Portable?

this? Techbench - USB Malware Detection & Removal

seems just a portable version using both a GUI and a Command line interface.

for portable scanners, you have plenty: Emsisoft Emergency Kit, HMP, etc...

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HP deskjest 100 portable printer will not recognize a new tri color cartridge (98). Just says :  "cartridge not installed" When I put back the old one that is out of ink, it works fine.  I have tried several new ones and all say same message.I have physically looked for any possible mechanical issue but found none.  The printer is about 3 years old but has printed maybe 200 pages.      Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks!

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I am using the following things 
Universal USB Installer 
Hard Disk partitioned in 2 drives (78 GB Each)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional X64 Incl Update Jan 2016 - Freeware Sys 
ok , So i first used universal USB Installer to install into one of the drives and it didn't work as it was formatted in (FTA32 Format)
and then i formatted the drive into NTFS and then tried to install with the help of the above mentioned problem (Luckily it worked but there was an error )
Setup does not support configuration of or installation to disk connected through USB or IEEE 1394 port
What i am trying to do here is make a bootable hard drive which is use wherever i want to and while installing it shows only options of Main Operation System (Drive 0) and Drive 1 but i am not able to install this windows in Drive 1 (This drive is for HARD DISK )  
In short i plan on using that external drive across multiple computers to boot from
Note : I am not willing to use Rufus as it makes our pendrive / harddisk write protected and we cannot write it anymore.

A:Portable USB Windows 8.1

Is this a legal copy of Windows?

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I am looking for a program I once had, but I don't know the name of it.  It's not a virtual disk, it does not require OracleBox, and it does not require Virtual PC.  I already have those.
This particular program is an application that does run within Windows 7, but it's function is more like a portable program and not a virtual machine.
What is the program?

A:Windows XP Portable

I think you are looking for Mini-XP or Win-PE.

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Is there a portable version of windows 8, that can boot of of a USB drive?

A:Windows 8 portable

It is called windows to go. In the tutorial section

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MS and their mail systems are giving me grief. I have a Vista 32 PC using "Windows Mail" and want to transfer email folders (lots) and messages to Windows 7 using Windows Live Mail 2011.

Note: Windows Mail was a replacement for Outlook express on Vista.
Windows Live Mail 2011 is a replacement for Windows Mail on Windows 7.

I tried a couple of things.

1) Basic Export and ImportI exported relavent files: Account info, Contacts and all the messages to a folder (in Windows Mail format) on old computer and used the old "Addias" transfer - copied folder to stick and RAN it over to the new computer.
- Imported (using the Windows Mail format) the Account info successfully,
- imported the Contact info successfully.
- Import Messages - appeared at first to be successful

Issue: Message folders appear to be renamed and some folder names have been truncated, not all folders appear to be there. (Looks like "long Name folders greater that 8 characters get truncated)


2) Tried the "Easy transfer mechanism (Vista and Win7 transfer utility) - but couldn't get the new computer to see the Vista even though I could see them on the network. I thought that this would transfer the folder names correctly.
I'm about to try a time consuming effort of coping folder by folder (export/Import)
What I am more concerned about is that the individaul messages may have the same issue Ie not all coming accross and subject names being lost.
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A:Solved: Troubles transferring Windows Mail Vista to Win7 Windows Live Mail 2011

I get a little nauseous just thinking about Windows Live Mail 2011, much less expending effort to use it, but I would try installing it on the Vista and see if it has the option right up front of importing stuff from Windows Mail. If it does, and happens to work correctly, then all you would have to do is find its files and copy them over.

By the way, are you putting on airs with "Addias" transfer? We plebeians just used "sneaker net."

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Hello, I will be getting a samsung N310 for christmas and among the goodies in my stocking will be an external hard drive and some ram, I want to install Windows 7 ultimate 32bit onto it. I am aware the hardware can handle it but I am researching a permanant install of the OS onto the existing built in hard drive of the samsung(XP) from the portable HDD. So far I am unlucky and I cant find a tutorial. Getting the OS is fine, its Installing the bloody thing thats got me all conflustered.
Any Help would be greatly appreciated, and I can provide further information if any one needs it to answer the question. Thanks in advance

A:Windows 7 install from portable HDD

Christmas must have changed since I was young, because one never knew for certain what they might receive for Christmas...unless it was something that they got for themselves.

The only way that I'm aware of to install an OS from one drive to another, is via cloning, or burning an image from one drive location or another. It would be better to start with a fresh clean install.

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Ok, I'm up the wall on this, I'm trying to get a copy of Windows to install on a flash drive and boot from BIOS, but there's almost now way of doing so.

I remembered that Windows 8 7850 build had or has a feature called Portable Workspace where Windows will install onto a flash drive so you can take it to any puter you please. That's great and all, but where in the blue hell is it?! :stomp: It's like it's not there. Do I need something special to do something to it or what?
Thanks! :bounce:

A:Windows 8 Portable Workspace, where is it?!

Hi there, this feature is only for windows 8 enterprise edition. Are you running that?

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I currently have three Email Accounts. 1 x Windows Mail, and 2 x Windows Live Mail.

I would like to clean out all the File Folders in both locations, but still preserve my existing Folder setups, at the same time.

If I try to Export the Message contents of a Folder to DVD [E:/ Folder], I get this Error message;
Is there any way that I can get around this, so that I can create a DVD Archive of all of my Emails.

Basically, I just wish to clear out all the old Emails from each Account, but still retain a record of them, at the same time.

A:I want to save Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail Folder Contents, to a DVD Archive.

Hello Tony,

You will need to export to a empty folder on your desktop first, then copy that folder to the DVD, or place that folder in a ZIP and copy the ZIP to the DVD.

Windows Mail - Messages

Hope this helps,

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Hi I have a new vista pc with windows mail on it and an xp machine on which I have downloaded windows live mail
However I cannot seem to find any stationary for either of them
outlook Express stationary I saved seems incompatable
Any ideas please?
I used to also create my own by finding a cute pic and setting it to the left of the page creating a border vertically all the way down.
However when I use the stationary wizard now to do that the picture I use fills the whole page
With the text all over it!
help lol

Also while i had outlook express I could se a webpage link I wanted to email or right click a photo to email it and just the message box came up

Now the whole email program opens - in windows and windows live too

I want all my mail to be downloade to just 1 computer
But now if I find a pic or something and click send by email the email program opens and al my mail downloads itself to the wrong pc!
help please

A:Windows mail and Windows live mail - Auto opening and wheres the new stationary?

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My sister-in-law?s Window Mail is now inoperative and now wants to use Windows Live Mail instead. I have installed a Windows Live Mail POP account for her on my computer which is working satisfactory but she wants her old Windows Mail messages.

I managed to have save her Windows Mail message store file for her and I am attempting to make it work in Windows Live Mail.
I have replaced the Windows Live Mail message store file with the Windows Mail message store file
but it does not recognise it and when the recover option is used nothing happens.

Any ideas please how I can make the old Windows Mail message store open in Windows Live Mail.

A:How can I make Windows Mail message store work in Windows Live Mail

Read here.
Windows Live Mail - Import Windows Mail Messages

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Ok guys so here's a list of portable software with it's categories. If i missed something, let me know, and i will add it to the list Ok so let's get started.

1)Audio editor

Audacity (Free alternative to Adobe Audition)
2)3D Graphics Editing

Blender 3D
3)Antivirus Scanners

Hitman Pro
Dr.Web Cure It!
VIPRE Rescue Scanner
Norman Malware Cleaner
Emsisoft Emergency Kit
Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool
McAfee Stinger
Panda Cloud Cleaner
Norton Power Eraser
Comodo Cleaning Essentials
Zemana Antimalware
4)Audio Players

WinAmp (discontinued)
5)CD/DVD/BD Burning Software

BurnAware Free
ISO Workshop
6)Image Viewing and Editing

FastStone Image Viewer
FastStone Photo Resizer
Image Tuner
7)IM (Instant Messaging)

8)Compression Tools

9)Torrent clients

10)Maintenance/Tuneup Tools

10.1 Disk/Privacy Cleaners

Privacy Eraser
Wise Disk Cleaner
Disk Cleaner
Mooo0 Disk Cleaner
10.2 Uninstallers

Revo Uninstaller
IObit Uninstaller
Geek Uninstaller Free
Wise Program Uninstaller
10.3 Registry Cleaners/Defraggers

Wise Registry Cleaner
Auslogics Registry Defrag
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A:List Of Portable Software for Windows

Are they all really portable software?

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I am hoping very much that someone can help me out of a catastrophic situaition after having done a clean installation of Windows 7.

The situation is that I used my 500 GB Fugitsu HandyDrive to save Windows Easy Transfer file but now neither of my two computers will recognise the HandyDrive - they just keep saying ?new hardware found - looking for drivers? but don?t find any.

This is devastating as it is (or was!) almost ? full of months of hard work - some backed up some not (my fault of course).

I have been using the HandyDrive to work between my 18? and 10? laptops both of which had Vista.

I have the Acer Windows 7 Upgrade Kit for the 18? laptop and after 4 failed upgrade attempts and one failed clean installation, I tried one last clean installation which at last was successful. Each time I ran the Upgrade Advisor and carried out the recommendations. The Handydrive was shown as ?USB Mass Storage Device? and shown as being Compatible with Windows 7
I saved the Windows Easy Transfer file on the Handydrive.

After the successful installation of Windows 7, I carried out the Easy Transfer but was dismayed to find I had very few programs now (I had thought they would be on the Upgrade disc but cant find them). I took the Handydrive out of 18? (now with Windows 7) and plugged it into 10? (Vista) so that I could print the Upgrade Advisor file I had saved, which showed the programs I had before clean install. Disaster - it wouldn?t work! The HandDrive was not in my Cio... Read more

A:Could Windows 7 Have Reformatted My Portable Harddrive

When doing a clean install there is only one way to get your old prograams, you must reinstall with key numbers if applicable.

Reinstalling programs is one downside of clean install. Easy Transfer is used for settings, email, personal data, but not programs.

I truly wish you luck with your situation,

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Hi, I have a pc running windows 7 pro 64 bit. I am wondering why everytime I turn it on with my portable drive plugged in, it would attempt to boost from that drive and give me an error. I have checked the boost order and did not see anything strange in the setting. This is a picture that I took (ADATA CH11 is the portable drive in question- there are other thumb drives plugged in too but they do not cause any problems).


can someone take a look at this for me? Many thanks!

PS: inside that portable drive I copied the C drive of my old vista computer and put it in a folder- I do not think it causes the issue but just in case...

A:windows keep boosting up from portable drive

Double check you boot order.

Please complete this tutorial by Golden.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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SE-Explorer - a free portable alternative for Windows Explorer is updated and now supports ZIP archives and has new Size Scanner panel which allows to search and classify large files on your computer in a moment.

Features summary:

Two file windows side by side
Enhanced search function
Tabbed interface
A lot of build-in viewers:

Picture viewer which supports most popular image file formats
Video player for quick video preview
Audio player with playlists support
Text editor with syntax highlighting
Hex editor for binary files
ZIP archives explorer
RTF document file view
SWF Flash movie preview
Browser window for local web files
TTF Font files view
XML structure view

Program requires Microsoft .NET and installation is about 580 KB.

Web site: SE-SOFT.COM

A:Portable alternative for Windows Explorer

Umm, already mentioned by you : http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic108302.html


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I'm trying to create a portable version of windows 7

Do you know how to do this?

I'm trying to:
- create a VHD with system installed
- create a bootable pen with windows 7
- add the vhd, now copied into pen, to usb boot menu

.. what do you thing ?

A:I'm trying to create a portable version of Windows 7

edit - ok I see you already have another thread on this topic so lets discuss it there:

Windows 7 VHD installed and used on USB Key?

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What is the correct way to disconnect a USB portable drive from a Win7 system running Windows PE (during image capture/deployment)? Can I just pull out the USB connector or is there a safer method?

A:Disconnecting Portable USB drives in Windows PE

Try to make your removal drive offline with diskpart tool then eject it.
Hope it helps.
Alex ZhaoPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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Hello, I am not 100% sure that this topic is in the right section but here goes...

I have a portable, bootable, Windows XP Professional SP2 built with USBoot on my Toshiba 400GB external USB HDD. It works perfectly for when I run virus scanners and cleaning utilities at work as well as do photo editing and 3d modeling at school. The only problem is I've been able to boot it on every computer that supports USB 2.0 so far, except for my own computer at home.

My home computer is a Dell Dimension 8300 and it does support booting from USB devices. (I use to run Slax, and then Kubuntu off of it and they booted fine off the drive on my home system but it was frustrating to have to deal with their incompatibilities in a mostly Microsoft world...) Unfortunately now when I try to boot portable windows from it on my home system I get "Error Loading Operating System" which leads me to believe that the Bios is at fault.

An idea I had was to bootkick it from some CD or use some form of boot loader that points to the USB drive and doesn't fully rely on the Bios' ability to boot it. But I have no idea how to do that for Windows XP alone or if it's even possible. What would be really cool is if the CD could also help with booting it on systems which their Bios doesn't support USB booting, But if there's some other way that I can use to make this work I would love to hear about it.

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A:Portable Windows XP Booting issues

Hi There

Its actually not a good idea to have windows XP on a portable drive as when you move it to a diffrent PC the configuration of the OS changes to that PC, So I would recommend Installing XP onto your home drive and do not try booting XP from a portable HDD again as this damages the files on the disk as the OS has to install new devices everytime itstarts

What you could try at work is , go system properties , advanced , enviroment varibles and set the following system varibles :Varible Name: devmgr_Show_non_present_devices Varible Value : 1

Now go to device manager and click show all devices (hidden devices) , the one's that are greyed or washed out icons , you could uninstall without affecting your system. This should work

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I'm new here and i have no idea if I'm I in the right place for my question or not
any way:
I have a laptop witch used to run vista home ..... but I had a problem and my DVD-RW is brooked so I want to install vita again in my laptop I formated my HD and trayed to install vista again but that not work know I want to know if can I install vista in a HD extern and that put it in my laptop or xp

thank you for your repaly friends.

A:Can I install Windows Vista on a Portable HDD

It can be done for both Vista or XP (despite what Microsoft says): however, you need to have a system with BIOS and a motherboard that support USB booting for starters. Then, assuming it is possible from a system perspective (the issue is essentially keeping the USB ports continuously active so you don't lose connection with the USB drive) the procedures are extremely complicated. Finally, you do ultimately need to install the OS from a computer with a working CD/DVD drive (though I suppose the installation could be done with a flash USB drive if you wanted to add that complexity to the equation). Another thing is that this configuration is completely unsupported (almost nobody will be able to help you with it so you will be on your own) and there are some aspects and programs that may not properly function even if you do everything right (I've read this may apply to Windows Updates but can't confirm that). Also, you should backup the computer you are using to do this (and create a restore point and backup the registry) and you should be prepared to need to completely re-install the system because what you will be doing is very unconventional and the slightest error or the smallest problem with any part of it could cause your system to crash.

From what I've read, you need a working computer to do this so your current situation won't permit it (but if you want it on your computer, you need to install a working OS on it to get this to work (and confirm it is configured and d... Read more

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hi guys
i have 2 portable programs(photoshop and nero).the worked properly in my last windows(7) but when i open them nothing happens?

A:my portable programs do not work in windows 8

Hi there
Portable Photoshop is not a LEGAL program so according to Forum rules you shouldn't ask about these and we aren't allowed to give answers on them either.

As for Nero there's a free version available or imageburn also free is available.

The best way if you want to run "Portable apps" is really to install the LEGAL programs you need and create a Windows to Go system.


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Hi there

ADDED Notes for UEFI systems --- see my last post in this thread for details when using UEFI systems.
If you haven't got Windows 8 Enterprise and you want to make a portable Windows system then it can still be done quite easily (and a good learning process too).

What you need to get acceptable performance is a USB3 stick (large enough for a Windows system) or better an SSD - if you've got or replaced an older 120 GB SD for example that will be perfect.. An SSD connected to even a USB2 port will provide a decent enough response - better if you connect the SSD to a USB3 port even with the standard SATA==>USB2 cable. An esata connection is fastest. You need also a USB installation stick.

1) Download OPENSUSE 13.1 either the full version or the Live CD -- while the live CD is less download the full version seems to work better.
2) Create a bootable USB of the downloaded distro. To do this read this link - it's better on a USB even if you DO have DVD/CD's in your machine. Faster and easier.


3) boot the USB -- Very important press F2 to select your language and keyboard and F3 to select the correct video resolution for your monitor.

4) In the selections after boot choose KDE (it's the easiest and most Windows like interface for people not used to Linux).

5) Now follow the instructions here EXACTLY - especially the BOOT LOADER otherwise you will write the boot record to your Windows HDD and you'll get pro... Read more

A:How to make Portable Windows system (any version)

I've got to get me a 64GB USB3 stick to try this with, sounds like fun.

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Hello, I bought a Seagate SRD00F1 1TB external hard disk drive. It does not show up on my computer. All it shows is as portable, and nothing on the computer window.

Please help I am on the verge of losing important data

It does not detect on any other ports of the desktop or in another desktop or laptop, and also my ports are fine I can plug in other hard disk drives just fine.

A:Windows wont detect portable harddisk

Well, I would try to see if you have a Linux machine or if a friend has one where you can plug your external in and see if it can detect it?

Also, this may not be your HD failing but it could be the chip on your case that has gone bad. The only way to test this is to physically remove the Hard Drive from its external case (being VERY careful). Typically (but not always) this involves completely destroying the case. As I said "not always" my external case simply has a piece that I can remove to get to the Sata connectors, which is what you want to get to.

Once you have removed your external case and/or have access to the Sata connectors on the actual Hard drive, use a Sata data/power cable to connect it directly to your PC. (as if it were just a normal HD)

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I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits

I use Adobe Flash CS5.5 Portable for old compatibilities issues.

To make it work I've uninstalled KB3045999, KB3022345 & KB3068708

It worked perfectly till today but unfortunately after a windows update the annoying window "The application was unable to load a required virtual machine component...." has appeared again.

Any idea of which update could conflict again with portable apps ?


A:Portable apps not working again after Windows update

Uninstall one by one to find it?

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I feel like I'm missing something here, because there has to be a way to do this. I don't like data redundancy, so I'm trying to avoid having a copy of every song on my hdd and my zen micro. But, it seems that windows media player wont play songs directly off the device! Is this really the case? Under the "All Music" tree in "My Library" there is no option for portable devices! If this is really supposed to be like this, I'm a little dissapointed that I changed my firmware to PlaysForSure to sync with WMP. Am I just missing something? Thanks!

A:Windows Media Player 10 And Portable Devices

Here's a thought...

Try opening up My Computer and accessing the Zen Micro as a storage drive and double clicking to play the files from there.


Don't use Windows Media Player and instead use some thrid party program like WinAmp.

My $.02


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Like i said in title windows creates folders on my portable hdd and read only and can not be deleted when windows is running folder names look like hash, one time i saw how windows installer dumped automaticly temp files on my hdd. Thats should be all.

A:No Hurry: Windows creates folder(s) on portable hdd

I'm not sure I know the question. ???
It sounds like you have temporary files assigned to it. What do you normally store on the drive? What is it's use? Do you have any software programs stored on it? Did you download ZIP files to it?

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I have a portable hard drive 270gb. I want to install Windows 7 on it. Anybody knows? I need help. Thanks

A:How to install Windows 7 on a portable hard drive

As far as I know.

All the Windows iterations I've tried will not boot from an external drive.

If anyone can get Seven to do it- I want to know how

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I have always imaged my Windows 7 laptop using the in built Windows system image back up and it works great. A couple of times I have restored the image to get me out of a hole and it worked every time.

Anyway over the weekend I went to take an up to date image onto my USB 3.0 WD My Book Hard drive. I plugged the USB drive into the power strip and heard a loud bang like a balloon being burst. I quickly unplugged the USB drive. After a change of underwear I flipped the breaker back up to restore upstairs power. Everything came back to life indicating the problem must of been with the USB hard drive. But bizarrely when I tested the WD drive at another power strip it lit up and seemed to still be alive!!! So I put it down to one of those unexplained things and proceeded to start the windows image of the laptop. It took a while because it was backing up 650 gb of data and hadn't been done for nearly 6 months. After about 2 or 3 hours it was nearing the end of finishing the image backup when suddenly I got BSOD on Windows 7. Pretty annoying. I force powered off the laptop and rebooted windows. I decided to try and start the imaging off again but now the USB HD isn't detected by windows when I plug it into any of the USB ports. I tested the ports with a couple of small USB flash drives and they were detected just fine. So the problem obviously lies with the WD drive. I am just worried by the BSOD and whether that may of risked damage to my windows installation being disrupted dur... Read more

A:Are portable USB hard drives ok to use for Windows Image?

Yes, no problem. The external drives that require their own power supply are generally 3.5" drives while the smaller drives that can be powered via the USB port are generally 2.5" drives. Neither is "safer" or more reliable so it's simply a matter of personal preference which you use. As long as the smaller drive is large enough disk space wise to handle your backup needs then it is certainly much handier since there's no need to plug in for additional power.

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I had bought a WD portable HD of 1TB storage about 8 months ago. It has worked fine until yesterday when I tried to plug it in to my laptop, the pop up read "You need to format the disk in H:\ before you can use it". Formatting it is obviously not an option - not now that it has 8 months worth of data on it.

I tried assigning a different drive letter to it using disc management - but the same pop up shows up every time.

So in short, when I plug it in, an icon for it does show up in the explorer but I am not able to view its contents and get that wretched pop up that I am sick of seeing by now ..

Any help would be greatly appreciated since the drive has *very* important work related documents that I do not have a backup of - ironically the copies on the drive are supposed to be the backup copies

A:Western Digital portable HD - not recognized on Windows 7

If you have only one copy, then there is no backup regardless of the name you apply to the media on which it resides.

Try connecting the drive to another computer. If the result is the same, then try removing the disk from the enclosure and connecting it internally to another computer as a secondary drive. If the result is the same, you may need $professional$, $pecialized help.

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While its great (build 7100 x64) but till now "most" portable programs work but some don't work in windows 7, they work fine on Vista though.

Any clue how to make them work or whats stopping them from working?

A:portable programs dont work in windows 7

which apps did you use ?
Which compatibility shims were used ?

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I couldn't find anywhere else to post this question.

Why would you want to install W10 on a portable usb hard diskj you may ask?

Simply because I don't want to ruin my current W7 desktop installation+software configuration

and I would liker to try W10.

A:Can Windows 10 be installed on a portable USB hard disk?

This might be what you are looking for,

Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive

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My work PC running WinXP SP3 32 bit was recently flattened out and loaded with Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit. Some of the portable apps crash on launch. I am logged in as local administrator as well. I have performed the following steps but still no luck. All programs are under "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)" folders

1. Executed TAKEOWN /f on both directories
2. Executed ICACLS /grant administrators:F /t on both the directories
3. Set the application compatibility mode to Windows XP SP3 and even tried launching with "Run as Administrator"
4. Ran procmon when launching the applications. None of the entries stood out except a CreateFile entry prior to process exit related C:\Windows\Prefetch with result status NAME_NOT_FOUND. However I could navigate to the directory and locate the file as well
5. I tried launching in Windows XP Virtual PC and received module MSVCR80.dll cannot be loaded error message

Any help is much appreciated

A:Portable apps not launching on Windows 7 Ultimate


Portable apps not launching sometimes is a DEP problem. Event viewer would show event ID 1000 (app crash) with source 100. usally can be cured by changing dep setting to "for all apps"

Just a guess hope it works


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I had Windows 7 in my previous computer and now I am trying to use it in my Lenovo tower with Windows 10.  A message appears:  D:\ is not accesible.  The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.
Can you help me please?

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HelloCan you clone from one laptop to another laptop with USB cabling?

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Hey everyone. I have been on a mission to solve this problem. I've been seeking out and posting on several MS/tech/computer support forums looking for an answer. I've also spent quite a bit of time googling for a solution on my own. So far I have come up empty handed.

My situtaiton and problem is as follows:

I'm working in a small office where we have some computers running Windows Vista and using Windows Mail (version 6.0.6000.16388). We have hundreds of contacts and a couple of contact groups on these computer.

A few months ago we got two new computers which are using Windows XP and Windows Live mail (version 2009, build 14.0.8089.0726). Other computers in the office still have Vista and the other version of Windows Mail.

I have been able to export our hundreds of contacts and import them into Windows Live Mail so the new computers have all of the contacts... however I was unable to find a way to import the groups.

These groups are all very large and consist mostly/entirely out of contacts which don't have individual contact entries.

I have been googling to find a solution to this problem. The closest page I could find was this one:


I was very discouraged when I saw the big red warning near the top of the page:

In Contact Groups from Vista, only the contacts that are also included as normal Contacts will be imported into Windows Live Mail. Contacts that were created fo... Read more

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One of my computers has 3 or 4 emails that dropped into the junk mail folder in my Windows Live Mail for Windows 7 and I cannot seem to get rid of them.  I have tried to repair it in the control panel, and have tried a couple suggestions and steps from the internet, but I still cannot get rid of them. 
Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get rid of it?  Should I just delete the Junk folder all together, and then create a new one? 
Thanks in advance for your help.

A:Need assistance to delete junk mail from Windows Live Mail for Windows 7

I just figured it out by accident.
there was a little 'x' to the right of the junk mail box on the left hand side of windows live, I hovered my mouse over it, and the words, "empty this folder" came up.  I clicked on it, and like magic, the junk emails disappeared.  Woot!

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I have read many of the other forum threads hoping to solve this issue... to no avail.

I have been running Windows Mail on my laptop for seven months now with no issue. After changing my password, Windows Mail no longer wants to send or receive email.

I have tried many things (from other people's successes) to solve this problem:
- Changed my password again (note: both password changes have been successful in my webmail and in downloading to my Blackberry)
- Removed the email account and readded it
- Disabled the auto scan components of McAfee
- Uninstalled McAfee
- Repeated earlier deletions and additions of my email account
- Downloaded Windows Live Mail to the same errors and repeat of the above
- Reset my password/account through the email host/server

Here is the error message from Windows Live Mail:
Unable to send or receive messages for the (christine) account. An incorrect password was entered. The next time you send or receive messages, you'll be asked to enter your user name and password for this account.
Server Error: 0x800CCC90
Server Response: -ERR Login failed.
Server: 'mail.unionevents.com'
Windows Live Mail Error ID: 0x800CCC92
Protocol: POP3
Port: 110
Secure(SSL): No

Any suggestions? Both my tech-savvy friend and I are at a loss...

A:Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail Send/Receive Issues

Just a guess, you changed your password at the website of your email provider, did you also change it on Windows Mail?

Sure that they are identical?

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I've been swimming through useless google results for hours.......

Can someone PLEASE tell me how to change the taskbar icon for Firefox Portable?

A few failed attempts........

Right clicking shortcut and choosing 'change icon' - only works for shortcut. Original FF icon still shows up on taskbar.

Using a resource hacker - have tried 5 so far, and none have worked. They only corrupt the .exe file for the browser and causes it not to launch.

Using very HARSH language - only temporarily relieves tension, icon problem remains.

So sick of not be being able to change something that should be so simple. Can someone please help?

A:Changing Taskbar Icon for Firefox Portable (Windows 7)

first of all create a shortcut to the .exe
then right click on the shortcut and click change icon
change it to the icon you want it to
delete the shortcut of your taskbar
replace it with the one you just created


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