Re: creating A portable copy

Steve Nutt


I tend to always create a portable copy in a folder called nvda.

So if it's my computer, I know what drive it comes up, so I would press the windows key and R to bring up the Run menu and type without the quotes "f:\nvda\nvda.exe".

If it's someone else's computer, then I would load Narrator then plug in my drive. Then I know what drive it comes up as, and I'd follow the same procedure, closing Narrator first.

By the way, to close Narrator, just press Control+Windows+Enter again from anywhere in Windows 10, it's a toggle.

All the best


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Gene New Zealand
Sent: 13 April 2018 02:22
Subject: Re: [nvda] creating A portable copy


Probably the easiest way so you get a idea is to use narrator first.

What operating system are you using?

I think in the earlier versions of windows it was the windows key + the enter key to start narrator

In later versions of Windows in 10 i think it was not sure which version
it was the CTRL key + windows key + the enter key.

This would start up your copy of narrator. You would then navigate to
where your drives were.

i would use the Windows key + E to bring up file explorer then go down
to the USB stick then go into the folder of nvda then find the nvda.exe
file then press the enter key. NVDA then would start up then i would use
the alt/tab key to bring up narrator then close it with the alt + f4 key.

After that you would then use NVDA.

If there is a log on screen I have found no way around that. to start nvda.

The other way I have on my usb sticks is labeling the usb stick which
would be labeled qqq then a folder made called nvda and the files went
into that. I like that way 2.

The nvda audio tutorials page can be found at

There are different ways of starting nvda from a usb stick there I think
from Xp up to windows 10 which depending how you have it set is if you
jump any extra hoops which might be the same for other operating systems.

You will see what i mean for say windows 10 on how you have it set to
what hoops you might have to jump.

Gene nz

On 4/13/2018 11:40 AM, Casey wrote:
Hi okay that is what i did is create A new folder.

And then made the portable copy so then how to you run the portable copy.

So now you first put in your removable drive make the folder called
nvda on it.

Then close out of that and then go and make your portable copy but
when you are making it.

You of course select the letter of your removable drive that you want
it created on and then the folder you want it in.

So once that is done then how do you get that portable to run.

Either on your machine or another machine?

This is my first time really doing this and wanting to make sure I do
it correctly.

On 4/12/2018 6:25 PM, Gene New Zealand wrote:
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
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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