How To Make Portable Apps Using Cameyo

Cameyo is a portable and free application virtualization software that converts software into a single executable, which you can bring and access it anywhere. You can also find most of the popular portable applications at its online public apps library. Creating a virtual app is extremely easy with Cameyo’s local or online packager.

Although Cameyo’s online packager is much more convenient, it normally takes longer time to convert your apps to portable. Therefore, I would recommend you to download Cameyo and package your application locally.


1. Download Cameyo and launch the application immediately.

Cameyo Homepage

2. Sign up for a free account to start using Cameyo. Then, click Capture app locally.

Capture app locally

3. Cameyo will take initial system snapshot before installation, which requires 1 – 3 minutes to complete.

Taking initial system snaphot

4. Once the system snapshot is completed, install the software that you wish to convert. Click Install done when the installation is completed.

Install the software

5. Done! You can now test your portable app at the specified folder. You can also customize and configure your portable apps under Studio -> Package Editor in Cameyo.

Package was successfully created


1. Go to Cameyo’s online packager here. Login or create a free Cameyo account if you don’t have one.

Login or register

2. You can either submit the installer’s web location or upload the installer from your PC if you already have it. Change the baseline environment to 64-bit if you are planning to use the portable app on 64-bit operating systems. Click Submit.

Online Packager

3. Packaging time varies depends on your application’s size. Cameyo will notify you by email once the app is ready.

Online packaging

4. Once the packaging is completed, you can download the portable app on the same window or from Cameyo’s notification email.

Download portable app

If Cameyo doesn’t work for you, you may want to check out other portable app creators here.

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  • ernst

    In order to register I received your email with the message:

    Cameyo Online Welcome to your new Cameyo account
    First things first:
    To activate your account, please click here

    After clicking my computer responds with this:
    Invalid column name ‘MaxUsers’.
    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Invalid column name ‘MaxUsers’.

    Source Error:

    An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

    Stack Trace:

    [SqlException (0x80131904): Invalid column name ‘MaxUsers’.]
    System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, Boolean breakConnection, Action`1 wrapCloseInAction) +388
    System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning(TdsParserStateObject stateObj, Boolean callerHasConnectionLock, Boolean asyncClose) +810
    System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.TryRun(RunBehavior runBehavior, SqlCommand cmdHandler, SqlDataReader dataStream, BulkCopySimpleResultSet bulkCopyHandler, TdsParserStateObject stateObj, Boolean& dataReady) +4403

    I do not know how to handle this and suppose that I am not registered.

    The installation of cameyo is not on the same computer that I use for email
    Please advise

    • Carl Cheo

      Seems like Cameyo have some problem with their database system, maybe you should contact Cameyo or try to activate your account again?

  • Sarah Stanley

    Is it possible to create a portable app for a printer driver to get around network restrictions, or will it still block the use of the printer?

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