Re: creating A portable copy

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I have to say that once you have it, assuming its on an internal drive, I simply make a shortcut and move that to my desktop as you get more used to things you can as I do put little batch files in the folder with nvda which will automatically close any other running instance of nvda first. its good to do this even if its on a stick or it won't work if nvda is on the machine but acting silent. One thing to watch is that if you are doing portable work and you may encounnter a machine running xp or vista, is to have two versions on the stick, one 2017.3 for those machines and one of the latest release.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene New Zealand" <>
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Sent: Friday, April 13, 2018 12:25 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] creating A portable copy

Hi Casey

When ever i make a portable version of NVDA I always make a folder and
usually call it nvda. it will then put all your files into that folder.
make sure you do not have other folders or files starting with the
letter n as well.

You can have other folders on the USB stick but not with the letter N
and or you could put your files into those folders if it is other stuff.
Otherwise what could happen also is if it is the only thing you are
putting the files onto it will splatter your files all over the USB stick.
It would be rather harder to start your copy of nvda then.
There are 58 files or so that nvda uses and if you had extra folders or
files you get the idea.

I do if you are interested have different ways of starting NVDA from a
USB stick on my website which can be found on my nvda audio tutorials
page on my website at
The easiest way for new people is to start narrator then find the USB
stick with nvda on it if going to a new machine. I do not use narrator
as i am pretty use to starting NVDA from a USB stick on a different

Gene nz

On 4/13/2018 11:08 AM, Casey wrote:
Hi I have the drive that I would like to make my portable of NVDA on.

Now what I would like to know is should I create A folder for the
portable copy and then make the portable copy?

And then once I do that how do I run the portable copy after it has
been made?

Or should I just make it to the root of the drive I want to use for
the portable copy?

I would like to know the best way to go about this.

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