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Visual Studio Code™ portable app made with Portapps.
A source code editor developed by Microsoft for Windows, Linux and macOS.

Latest version 1.85.1
Internal release 48
Last updated 2023/12/26
Maintainer CrazyMax
License MIT License


Download and install the latest portable setup where you want then run vscode-portable.exe.

If you have already installed Visual Studio Code™ from the original setup, move the following files :

  • %APPDATA%\Code\* to data\appdata\Code

Then run vscode-portable.exe and remove Visual Studio Code™ from your computer.


For an upgrade, simply download and install the latest portable setup.



Here is what differs from the original release to ensure portability:

  • VSCODE_APPDATA environment variable is overriden at launch and points to data\appdata
  • VSCODE_LOGS environment variable is overriden at launch and points to data\logs
  • VSCODE_EXTENSIONS environment variable is overriden at launch and points to data\extensions
  • Check for updates disabled


Visual Studio Code™ portable can be configured through the main YAML configuration file :

  cleanup: true
  • cleanup : Cleanup leftover folders (default false)


Command Line Interface (CLI) is available through code in the root folder.

Known issues

There is no known issues Please let us know if you found one!


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