If you have not done so already, download your licensed copy of EditPad Pro. (If you still need to buy your copy, do so now for only US$ 59.95.) The free evaluation version can’t be made portable, since it couldn’t track the 30-day evaluation period without leaving any traces on the computer it’s used on.
A single user EditPad Pro license allows you to install EditPad Pro on your PC(s) and on your USB stick(s) at the same time, as long as you are the only person using the computer(s) and USB stick(s) you have installed EditPad Pro on. You only need a multi-user license if two or more people will be using EditPad Pro.
Insert the USB stick, memory card or other removable disk or device into your computer. If you have EditPad Pro installed on your hard disk, run it and select the Create Portable Installation item in the Help menu. EditPad Pro will then copy itself along with your configuration settings to the device. Support files like spell check dictionaries, syntax coloring schemes and file navigation schemes will be copied over too.
If you do not have EditPad Pro installed on your hard disk, run the licensed installer that you downloaded and select Create Portable Installation in the installer. This creates a clean install of EditPad Pro on the device.
To run EditPad Pro from the removable device, simply point Windows Explorer to the EditPadPro folder on the device and double-click EditPadPro.exe. EditPad Pro will automatically know it’s being run from a removable device, and won’t touch anything on the host computer. Except for files you explicitly save on it, of course.
Your Convenient Text Editor Wherever You Go
“[The Create Portable Installation feature] is a very welcome addition to your program... I don’t know how many times in the past when I’ve helped someone with their computer that I’ve had to use Notepad as the text editor and wished I had EditPad Pro to work with, especially if dealing with HTML or some other file that used indenting for organization.”
— Daniel Hutchinson
30 May 2006, Missouri, USA
“For years I have been a registered user of UltraEdit32. Recently, I discovered and quickly registered EditPad Pro. Very impressive. Needless to say I won’t be going back to that “other” editor.
“Oh, and let me point out a huge plus - the ability to install my EditPad Pro on my PortableApps USB key. Wow! That is truly a major bonus for which I am most grateful.
“Excellent work! Extremely happy to have EditPad Pro on my laptop AND my portable USB.”
— David Hankinson
30 April 2007, Canada