Vault 3 FAQ: How to Install Vault 3 on a Flash Drive

If you plan to run Vault 3 on multiple computers, a convenient option is to install Vault 3 and the Java Runtime Environment on a flash drive, and run Vault 3 from the flash drive. Follow the below instructions if this option appeals to you.

Install Java on your Flash Drive:

  1. Browse to http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp.
  2. Scroll down to "Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE)":

    Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE)
  3. Click the Download button.
  4. Select a platform of "Windows" if you intend to run Vault 3 on 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. Select a platform of "Windows x64 if you only intend to run Vault 3 on 64-bit Windows:

    Select Java JRE Platform and Language
  5. Press the "Continue" button.
  6. Click the "Windows Offline Installation" link:

    Windows Offline Installation
  7. Click the "Run" button:

    Click the Run button
  8. Click the "Run" button again:

    Click the Run button again
  9. IMPORTANT: Check the "Change destination folder" checkbox:

    Change the destination folder
  10. Click the "Accept" button:

  11. Click the "Change" button and select a folder on your flash drive. For example, F:\Java:

    Select a folder on your flash drive
  12. Click "Next".

    Click Next

Install Vault 3 on your Flash Drive:

  1. Download the proper version of Vault 3.
  2. Check the "I agree to the above terms" checkbox.

    Check the I agree to the above terms checkbox
  3. Click the "Download" button.
  4. Click the "Open" button.

    Click the Open button
  5. After the download is complete, select File / Extract All.

    Select File / Extract All
  6. Click "Next".
  7. Click the "Browse" button and navigate to your flash drive. Create a "Vault 3" folder at the root of the flash drive (for example, F:\Vault 3).

    Navigate to your flash drive
  8. Click "Next".
  9. Open Notepad and create a "Vault3.bat" file with the following text:
    .\Java\bin\java -jar "\Vault 3\vault_win.jar"
    
  10. Save this file as "Vault 3.bat" in the root of your flash drive (for example, F:\Vault 3.bat).

Run Vault 3 from your Flash Drive:

  1. Click the Start button.

  2. Click "Run".
  3. Enter the path of the .bat file you created (for example, F:\Vault 3.bat).

    Click the start button
  4. Click "OK".
  5. Click "Run".
  6. Vault 3 is now running from your flash drive!