Only works on windows though, still very cool.
limitations of where the sketchbook folder could be
Sketchbook location on Portable Edition...On Linux (Xubuntu 15.10): you can choose every directory you need, everywhere in the file systemsOn Windows (Win7): you can choose every directory BUT only on the same partition where is the Arduino IDE (if you have it on C:\ is it not possible select a sketchbook dir present on D:)On Mac (OS X 10.11.1): you can choose ONLY a dir inside the "portable" folder, if you try to change the selection you receive error like explained in this topic by gpb01: http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=153592.msg2467987#msg2467987
I have always assumed that the sketchbook folder could be anywhere you want it to be - as set in Preferences....R
Yes but that path is probably absolute so if you move to another computer then you have to re-select the path.
Hi everyone. I put an Arduino, Windows patform, with "portable" folder on my projects flash drive, and works very fine. But today I received an message informing about that has a new version of Arduino IDE, and it suggesting to upgrade by download link.I downloaded Windows ZIP version and tryed unzip it on my Arduino folder on flash drive, overwriting files with same name. However don´t worked as expected: my "new" Arduino portable IDE have a lots of duplicate libraries and boards others I haved installed before on old IDE.I have done an backup before upgrade, and I needed to recovery it to back to work, then I tryed to put only my old folder "portable" inside new Arduino IDE folder, and don´t worked again, all the libraries and external boards still not worked.My question is: has some way to upgrade the IDE Arduino Portable?Thank you.
...The correct way to do it is to move the portable folder out of the IDE installation folder, delete the old version of the IDE, unzip the new version of the IDE, then copy the portable folder into the new IDE installation folder.