[GUIDE] Visualize Your USB Drive With Portable VirtualBox

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  1. jlgager

    jlgager MDL Developer

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  2. jlgager

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    #2 jlgager, Jan 21, 2011
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    The file structure has to be the following:
    ROOT
    Virtualize_This_Key.exe*​

    Portable-VirtualBox
    Portable-VirtualBox.exe*​

    Portable-VirtualBox/app86
    VirtualBox Program Files

    Portable-VirtualBox/app64
    VirtualBox Program Files

    Portable-VirtualBox/data

    - Portable-VirtualBox/data/.VirtualBox
    VirtualBox.xml​
    VirtualBox.xml-prev​
    - Portable-VirtualBox/data/.VirtualBox/HardDisks
    LinuxLive.vmdk​

    - Portable-VirtualBox/data/.VirtualBox/Machines
    - Portable-VirtualBox/data/.VirtualBox/Machines/LinuxLive
    LinuxLive.xml​
    LinuxLive.xml-prev​

    - Portable-VirtualBox/data/.VirtualBox/VDI
    LinuxLive.vdi​

    - Portable-VirtualBox/data/language
    english.ini
    french.ini
    german.ini
    italian.ini
    portuguese.ini
    spanish.ini​

    - Portable-VirtualBox/data/setings
    settings.ini
    SplashScreen.jpeg
    vboxinstall.ini​

    - Portable-VirtualBox/data/setings
    7z.exe
    devcon_x64.exe
    devcon_x86.exe
    mpress.exe
    snetcfg_x64.exe
    snetcfg_x86.exe
    upx.exe​

    Portable-VirtualBox/linuxlive
    launcher.log​
    settings.ini​

    Portable-VirtualBox/vboxadditions
    - Portable-VirtualBox/vboxadditions/GuestAdditions
    VBoxGuestAdditions.iso​

    *Virtualize_This_Key.exe is a shortcut to Portable-VirtualBox.exe in the Portable-VirtualBox folder. You can start VirtualBox with either file.
     
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  3. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    I've tried running 'Virtualize_This_Key.exe' as both a std user and as admin.
    Both while its in the 'Virtualize_This_Key' folder and in / (Root).
    But nothing happens. :(

    I've downloaded the 'Virtualize_This_Key.zip' three times now from different sites with the same results.

    Any idea why its not working ?

    Specs:
    Drive: 4gb Kingston USB 2.0
    ISO's:
    Offline NT Password & Registy Editor
    AVG Rescue
     
  4. jlgager

    jlgager MDL Developer

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    See the above post where I just added a list of the file structure. Virtualize_This_Key.exe is just a shortcut to Portable-VirtualBox.exe in the Portable-VirtualBox folder. So if Virtualize_This_Key.exe you can start VirtualBox with Portable-VirtualBox.exe. There should not be a 'Virtualize_This_Key' folder on the drive. I just had u create the folder while you are extracting the files for organization.

    Just copy the contents of Virtualize_This_Key.zip and Portable-VirtualBox_v4.0.2-Starter_v6.4.3-Win_all.zip to the root of your usb drive and start at step # 10. Hope this helps! :)
     
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  5. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Hi jlgager,

    I got it working now.
    Dosen't work the way I hoped, but then again not much does now :D