Honestly, I'm not so sure... I did that and opening the anki.exe from that new folder... but it magically finds my former settings and doesn't ask for example on first start which language I want to use the program in, but uses the one I set for the installed version instead.
Also, there should be some more information about the availability of a portable version.
It would be very handy to have a .zip download on the webpage or even better a portable option in the installer!
Hmm, thanks for your input and explanation lovac42!
But I think we are back to start here...
I request a simpler and more user friendly way to use a portable versiont. Anki could handle that right in the installer or have separate zip download for portable purposes. USB usage and other "portable" use cases are nothing extremely unusual.
There should be a better and easier way which can be dealt with by every ordinary user!
That would be interesting, but unlikely to happen any time soon as the toolkit that Anki 2.1 uses is still new and unstable for some graphic cards. It would be more work to deal with and troubleshoot than the current -b setup which is working fine for most users already.
Even in the command line I can't make it work. Your command in the powershell does open the installer and the result after installation is the same as described above: my settings from the former installation are recognized.
This seems to be not trivial at all, I don't want to think about an inexperienced user dealing with it... I'm pretty sure this does not work for "most users", probably "some tech-savy" at best.