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Wireshark-users: Re: [Wireshark-users] Portable Wireshark Settings

From: Ulf Lamping <ulf.lamping@xxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Aug 2007 01:44:30 +0200
Misc schrieb:
Guy Harris wrote:

Misc wrote:

With truly portable application, you just put it somewhere and it
works, with all its prior settings intact. That's what I need. I
understand that I'd still have to correct the path in -P switch
every  time I move Wireshark to a different folder. So I guess it's
not TRULY  PORTABLE yet, but at least it's moving in right
direction :)
Well, you'll probably never have the standard Wireshark distribution
be portable "out of the box", as people NOT using it as a portable application would want it to store their preferences in their
"profile directory" or whatever it's called.

What you might get is a separate build, or a separate package, that somehow forces Wireshark to run in a portable mode.
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Guy, we are talking here about existing portable Wireshark U3 package,
available from
No, at least I'm talking about existing U3 Wireshark package here. Where did you found the word "portable"?
Or at least it's "supposed" to be portable, and being advertized as
designed for USB sticks.
It's been designed for *U3* USB sticks - therefore the name - not for common *none U3* sticks.
That's the package that I've been struggling with. This "portable"
Wireshark couldn't find its preferences in its own folder and needed to
be pointed to its own app folder with command line args :(
It's perfectly working with U3 USB Sticks AFAIK.

Go Google yourself for U3 before firing any more of those uninformed mails to the list ...

Regards, ULFL

P.S: I guess your demanding tone and uninformed mails won't encourage any of the developers to spend some of their own spare time to improve the situation here (at least I won't do) ...