Turn Obsidian into a portable app

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Turning Obsidian into a portable app is a 5 minute process using the free tool which @cfjrb mentioned more than a year ago.

Here's how:

  1. Download Enigma Virtual Box from https://enigmaprotector.com/en/downloads.html and install it.

  2. Run the app and it will look like this:

  1. Right click on your Obsidian app, right click on the word "Obsidian", then click on Properties:

  1. Copy the path to Obsidian.exe:

Paste that into the Enter Input File Name field:

  1. Add any path you like for output file name.

  2. Click on Add, then Add Folder Recursive:

  1. Paste in the same folder from the Obsidian.exe step, click OK and choose %DEFAULT FOLDER%:

  1. Click Process, and it will create the portable app for you.

I have tested this app on a computer without Obsidian installed, running from a USB stick, and it worked perfectly.