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I'm not allowed to install software locally - How to install portable versions?
Last Updated 4 years ago

1. Introduction

A portable application (portable app), sometimes also called standalone, is a program designed to read and write its configuration settings into an accessible folder in the computer, usually in the folder where the portable application can be found. This makes it easier to transfer the program with the user's preferences and data between different computers. A program that doesn't have any configuration options can also be a portable application.

2. Installing MobaXterm as portable app

MobaXterm can be downloaded from here. In this case choose the Portable edition .


After downloading the executable unpack it and click to run.

3. Installing PuTTY as portable app

This guide shows how to install PuTTY on a USB. PuTTY Portable can run from a cloud folder, external drive, or local folder without installing into Windows. It can be downloaded here.

After downloading the executable double click to run. Click Next.


At the next screen click Browse and select your USB drive. Click Install to install the portable application.


After installation click Finish to finish the install.


Go to the folder of the executable inside your USB drive and run it.

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