I was wondering how 7-Zip stores its information. Is it in the registry?
I ask because I was hoping to be able to use 7-Zip as a standalone, portable application. This way, I can keep it on my flash drive and have 7-Zip wherever I go.
If it's not currently supported, I can open a bug request...that'd be a good place to discuss possibly changing this behavior and how.
7-zip stores its settings in the registry in
I've been using it that way for a while now and I've had no problems using it, albeit I only use the simplest functions, i.e. creating archives, opening archives, etc.
Every time you use 7zip on other persons computers you leave traces and unwanted entries in the registry. It can be avoided by deleting these entries with a batch or a .reg file. Just place these entries in the .reg file:
DO NOT (!) forget the minus in front of the key and also DO NOT forget a blank line after the
"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-ZIP" (just press Enter after that line)! Just copy the content above wihtout the lines.
Or you can simply use the standalone command line version : 7za.exe :-)
So, 7za doesn't save registry entries?
I don't suppose it supports drag & drop, huh?
The problem is, many of the computers I use are public machines at my school, and they don't allow access to the command prompt (access is totally cut off).
But, maybe I can create a frontend...
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