Installation

A. Standard Installation

  1. Download and run the exe installer.

    Note: When upgrading on Windows XP, exit the program before installing.

B. Portable Installation

  1. Download the portable zip file.
  2. Extract the contents to a directory. For example, if you want to install the program in F:\MaxLauncher, copy the contents of the zip file to F:\MaxLauncher.
  3. For Windows XP, download and install one of the .NET Frameworks listed in the Other Resources section.
  4. Edit the portable.cfg file.
  5. Modify the following entries:
    • ThemesDirectory - location of the Themes folder.
    • ApplicationConfigFile - location of the app.cfg file. The app.cfg file contains the application configuration.
    • FavoritesConfigFile - location of the favorites.cfg file. The favorites.cfg file contains the information for all the buttons in the favorites bar.
    • IconCacheFile - location of the icon cache file.
    • FavoritesConfigFileRO
      • false(default) - allows changes to the Favorites Bar data(favorites.cfg)
      • true - prevents any changes to the Favorites Bar data(favorites.cfg)
    • ApplicationConfigFileRO
      • false(default) - allows changes to the application's configuration(app.cfg)
      • true - prevents any changes to the application's configuration(app.cfg)
    • TabControlDataRO
      • false(default) - allows changes to the tab control/data file(*.mld)
      • true - prevents any changes to the tab control/data file(*.mld)
    • IconCacheRO
      • false(default) - allows changes to the icon cache file(iconcache.mldb)
      • true - prevents any changes to the icon cache file(iconcache.mldb). Setting this to true may slow down program startup and loading of *.mld files.

    Examples of using paths that are relative to the location of MaxLauncher.exe:

    • If maxlauncher.exe is in F:\MaxLauncher ...

      • The Themes folder is in F:\MaxLauncher (i.e.. F:\MaxLauncher\Themes). Use a "." (period)

        <ThemesDirectory>.</ThemesDirectory>

      • If you want the app.cfg file created in the same directory

        <ApplicationConfigFile>.</ApplicationConfigFile>

      • If you want the favorites.cfg file created in the same directory

        <FavoritesConfigFile>.</FavoritesConfigFile>

      • If you want the icon cache file created in F:\MaxLauncher\Temp

        <IconCacheFile>.\Temp</IconCacheFile>

      Notes:

      • Absolute paths can also be used instead of relative paths
      • A setting cannot be empty (e.g.. <FavoritesConfigFile></FavoritesConfigFile> is not allowed)
      • A missing setting will use the default location. For example, if <FavoritesConfigFile></FavoritesConfigFile> is missing, the program will use the default location of %APPDATA%\MaxLauncher

C. Other Resources