InfoQube (IQ) comes in 2 flavors:
- Installable (Win XP and up, Mac, Linux in Windows emulation)
- Portable (Win XP and up)
The portable flavor is identical to the installable one, not a scaled down / limited one. It works in even the most secured / locked down work environments / Internet cafés.
It can run from a USB drive, does not write to the registry or to any local file. It leaves absolutely no traces behind.
The portable flavor is in fact more immune to PC setup, so it will, in some cases, work correctly when the installable will not. These cases are rare though and both flavors generally work correctly
1. Using the Installable flavor
- Uninstall any previous versions (using the control panel Add/Remove Programs)
- Download the InfoQube Installer
- Unzip and run setup.exe.
- When upgrading from a previous version, simply run setup and your settings will remain intact
2. Using the Portable flavor
- Download the Portable InfoQube Zip file
- Extract to any non-protected folder (local HD or portable). So do not copy IQ Portable to the Program Files folder !!! (e.g. Use c:\SomeFolder, MyDocuments\SomeFolder, etc)
- If you wish to have a desktop shortcut:
- Right-click on the file InfoQube.exe, select - Send To > Desktop
- You can drag this shortcut to the Quick Launch section of the Windows Start Menu
- If you wish to add it to the Start Menu:
- Right-click on the file InfoQube.exe and select Copy.
- Right-click on the “Start” button and select either “Open” or “Open All Users” Then, open the “Programs” folder.
- Right click on a blank space in the “Programs” folder and select “Paste Shortcut”
- If you receive a security warning when starting or using InfoQube, run the batch file UnblockIQPortable.bat
- When upgrading from a previous version, simply paste the content of the zip file to the previous version folder and overwrite the files. Your settings will remain intact.
Once installed, the following folder structure should be present (folder "Current Portable" may be named differently, depending on where you installed it):
3. Installing Visual C++ 2008 redistributable
Both flavors required that Visual C++ 2008 redistributable package be installed (VC++ 9.0). The VC++ 9.0 runtime is typically already pre-installed on Windows computers, but for older computers it may not be. If not, you'll receive a registration error message (Installable flavor) or a program lockup (Portable flavor).
To fix, download and install the VC9 redist from here:
4- Installing the extensions
Whether you're using the installable or portable flavors, you may want to install the Internet Explorer, Firefox and / or Thunderbird extension. These allow 1-click clipping into IQ.
- For the Internet Explorer and Firefox clipper extension, see 6.10 Grabbing, Linking and Clipping Web content (node 120) for details.
- For the Thunderbird email import extension: in Thunderbird, Tools > Add-ons and browse to the file InfoQubeTBExtension.xpi. The file is in the same folder as the InfoQube program
5. Installing the Help File
6. Copying user settings and IQ configuration files
Whether installing onto a new drive/folder (USB or other) or moving from Installable to Portable flavors, users will want to move their settings with them. All settings are saved in the following folder:
- C:\Documents and settings\YourUserName\Application Data\InfoQube (XP)
- C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Local\InfoQube (Vista and up)
- Portable: Your IQ folder\Users\YourUserName
This folder contains the following files:
||Configuration of the docked panels
||Log of error messages.
||Used by the Firefox clipper. You can edit this to customize. See 6.10 Grabbing, Linking and Clipping Web content (node 120)
||Your customization of the main menu
||Your customization of the HTML pane menu
||Default template for new HTML documents
||Default template for new MHT documents
||IQ options (Tools>>Options>>Program Settings)
||Window sizes, Dialog settings and values, etc
||User specific VBScript code: View>>Visual Basic Editor>>User Code
You may choose to copy all or only certain of these files