PhpStorm as portable?

I have a licence to PhpStorm and I want to use it at work. But I don't have any administrator rights on my computer.
Can I install the program as a portable to any directory without installation wizard?

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Hi Marina,

You should be able to do this:
1) Download ZIP instead of EXE
2) Unpack it to a desired path
3) Edit bin/idea.properties if necessary (to point to a custom profile location).

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Hello,

I've bought a license to PHPStorm 5.0.2. Where can I download ZIP instead of EXE for 5.0.2 (I have the same problem with admin rights as Marina has)?

Thanks

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http://download.jetbrains.com/webide/PhpStorm-5.0.2.zip
(just copy the .exe link from the downloads page and replace it with .zip)

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Oh, that's great!
Thank you, Serge!

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Thanx a lot. Your post help me.

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If I may suggest, JetBrains should make the portable version more prominent (as in not hidden...). Add a link on the download page maybe?

For every update I do replace the .exe in the url with .zip but you have to know this pattern.

Is JetBrains discouraging the discovery of the portable version?

 

 

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It's Jan 2017, same thing here. There's no clear indication that you can download a .zip instead of .exe... just replaced .exe with .zip as suggested and downloaded successfully.

I do not believe that JetBrains even read our comments.

Need a portable version for college classes where computers in the classroom are deepfrozen and I don't want to be always downloading and installing into the computer. I could just run it from my USB drive.

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For the record, as of 4/22/2018, current version is at https://download.jetbrains.com/webide/PhpStorm-2018.1.1.zip 

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As of April 2019, that solution doesn't work anymore.

Also, would prefer a JB Toolbox portable with all the apps in it portable as well.

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As of April 2019, that solution doesn't work anymore.

Please clarify what exactly doesn't work, in terms of portability, the only flaw right now is password saving.

Also, would prefer a JB Toolbox portable with all the apps in it portable as well.

Please vote: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/TBX-1877

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I tried to download 2019.2.1, while changing the .exe with .zip, but I get a access denied. Is the zip variant still available?

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@David

Try using .win.zip extension

At very least it works for EAP builds (see the next link), not sure about final releases: https://blog.jetbrains.com/phpstorm/2019/08/phpstorm-2019-2-2-preview/

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