I have been using TeXnicCenter for a while now, and think it is a great interface. I want to use TeXnicCenter on the computers in the Library, as they have larger monitors, better computers, and faster internet connections. I have my USB 3.0 drive loaded with Miktex Portable, and it works fine. Really, though, I prefer to use TeXnicCenter.

When I read through other posts here and here and here they mention that it is possible to install portable TexnicCenter, but I can't find installation instructions. This post gives some ideas how to do it, but I am concerned it may be outdated.

Has anyone installed TeXnicCenter on a USB drive? Does it work well? How did you do it?

If it isn't possible, what portable platform should I use? Should I stick with MiKtex as my back end? What front end should I use?

For now I'm using TexWorks editor, which is ok, but I'd prefer something with more snazz.


  • The problem is the registry. I was going to try it, but am afraid I might undermine my current installation on the hard drive. Dec 4, 2014 at 3:21

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Many many students use Texmaker Portable. All is into a single folder, with even bibtex for references. it has naturally pdflatex.

A cool advice from my side

Ask me for the zip file.

Texmaker 4.3 (compiled with Qt 5.2.1 and Poppler 0.22.5) Copyright (c) 2003-2014 by Pascal Brachet Project home site : http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/

  • Seems better then texnic center
    – axsvl77
    Feb 9, 2017 at 1:39

It's not TeXnicCenter, but it is a bit more whizz-bang than TeXWorks:


Give it a whirl.



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