Re: How do I run a portable copy of NVDA from a USB flash drive


Richard Wells
 

On the advice of list members, I have re-created my portable copy within an NVDA folder on the USB stick. I wasn't worried about the clutter on the root of the drive, because NVDA is the only thing I use it for. However, Jessica indicated that I would lose functionality on security screens, so I did the deed in hopes that things would be better there. I wasn't aware that you could get full use of elevated prompts without installing it. If this solves that, this will be a big discovery. You guys are great!

On 5/24/2018 7:50 PM, Howard Traxler wrote:
Well yes, I guess when I did that was back in some earlier form of windows; probably 98 or xp.

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Hi


If i remember right they disabled the autoplay menu so it did not work
any more.


I know what you are talking about it was the first option in the
autoplay menu and you just pushed the enter key to start your copy of nvda.


I am not sure if it can still be done I would have to enable the auto
play menu to see.

I think they made it so it can not be done any more but could be wrong.


can not even remember if I still have a copy of the autorun file to try
it with.


Gene nz



On 5/25/2018 9:52 AM, Howard Traxler wrote:
When I first started to use NVDA, I put it on a thumb drive in its own
folder but had an "autorun" file in the root. Plugging in the drive
made the system execute the commands in the autorun file which started
NVDA. Haven't done this lately, though. Might it still work?


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Hi


usually when i do a portable version of nvda i usually put it into a
folder called nvda and all of its files go into that. it means i can
also have other folders and keep it better structured rather than having
files all over the place. Plus it is easier to start nvda.


Gene nz



On 5/24/2018 10:52 AM, Richard Wells wrote:
Maybe I shouldn't, but I have always used NVDA Portable on the root of
my USB media. Other than personal preference, is there any reason for
me to stop this practice? Thanks and I will appreciate all information
on this topic.


On 5/23/2018 4:00 AM, Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
That very much depends how you copied it. I think most people prefer
not to have nvda in the root of the ram drive. I would also add here
that in Windows 10, the usability of a portable version of nvda is
much reduced over using it in Windows 7, mainly due to many parts of
windows only being given access to for an installed bit of software.
Thus you might consider with the permission of the machines owner
installing nvda on the machine but not making it auto start, so at
least the next time you need to use it it has the best access it can.
Brian

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Just insert the USB Flash Drive, determine the drive letter Windows
gives it, press WIN-KEY+R, type DriveLetter:\NVDA and it will launch.


On 5/22/2018 2:57 PM, Don wrote:

I have successfully created a portable copy of NVDA on my flash
drive.
How do I run it on another lap top computer?














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