It is a nice project and all, but I think in 2013 it shouldn't be a challenge to save all of an application's files into its own folder (maybe even by default), so you can use it without installing/uninstalling.

I just don't have that much space on drive C. I use drive D for stuff. Is there a solution?

Google just brought me to this discussion which lead to all the fancy alternatives to the original client. I just want to try original Bitcoin-Qt first.

Would no one be interested in a portable Bitcoin-Qt? It would be very useful in my opinion.


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  1. Put the bitcoin-qt.exe binary in the folder
  2. Create a bitcoin.bat file
  3. Open the file with notepad
  4. Add the following line: bitcoin-qt.exe -datadir=.
  5. From now on you can start by double-clicking the bat
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    You can also create a shortcut, modify the shortcut properties, and add -datadir=. there.
    – gak
    Aug 31, 2013 at 9:49
  • This should work for any foobarCoin-Qt client. Dec 9, 2013 at 0:09

Make a folder called "data" in same folder as the application.

In a batch file, develop this code:

bitcoin-qt.exe -datadir=./data/

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