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Hey gang.

Got a quick Photoshop CS5 question. Is it possible to install it to a portable hard drive or flash drive? I've got it installed on my desktop, but want to use it when I'm out in the field taking pictures on my netbook. I can't install it to the netbooks hard drive for issues totally unrelated to hardware, so a portable hard drive or flash drive are really the only other options. If it is possible how would I go about doing it? Just install it to the external drive and go? Or would I have to mess with the registry and stuff.

Also, I'm not morally opposed to torrenting anything since I dumped $200 on the software.. So if theres a backdoor portable version, I'm fine with that.

Thanks,
Weston
Edited by Weston - 3/1/11 at 4:18pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Weston;12574620 
Also, I'm not morally opposed to torrenting anything since I dumped $200 on the software.. So if theres a backdoor portable version, I'm fine with that.

If there was such thing, such thing couldn't be talked about here.
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Originally Posted by mbudden;12574746 
If there was such thing, such thing couldn't be talked about here.

Beat me to it.
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Originally Posted by Weston;12574620 


Hey gang.

Got a quick Photoshop CS5 question. Is it possible to install it to a portable hard drive or flash drive? I've got it installed on my desktop, but want to use it when I'm out in the field taking pictures on my netbook. I can't install it to the netbooks hard drive for issues totally unrelated to hardware, so a portable hard drive or flash drive are really the only other options. If it is possible how would I go about doing it? Just install it to the external drive and go? Or would I have to mess with the registry and stuff.

Also, I'm not morally opposed to torrenting anything since I dumped $200 on the software.. So if theres a backdoor portable version, I'm fine with that.

Thanks,
Weston

There is a way to make any application portable. But it requires you to use VMWARE type software so it runs in kind of like a sandbox. It's called ThinInstall/ThinApp, you can install anything and then run the ThinInstall/ThinApp software. This would then retrieve and store all the registry information that is needed to run the software. This can be done on any software. You can then save that packaged software and run it off USB thumbdrives or portable hard drives etc...
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post #5 of 7
photoshop could be portable if you had an ipad and downloaded ignition. then you could link it to your main rig at home, but you need a wifi ipad and leave your computer on
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post #6 of 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weston;12574620 
Is it possible to install it to a portable hard drive or flash drive?

Short answer: Yes.

Easy way: If you have the Photoshop CD, and you want to use it on your net-book you would want to connect a cd/dvd drive and the flash drive (make sure it is big enough). Then install it just like you would to any hard drive.

I believe Adobe allows you to have two copies installed (for example your desktop and laptop/net-book, but using only one at a time).

Did I understand your question correctly, and did that answer it?
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post #7 of 7
Use google, it has the answers you seek.
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