Jump to content

PaintDotNet in a ZIP file (no installation)

Recommended Posts


I have a school issued laptop and am looking for a ZIP version of PaintDotNet as I don't have administrator privileges. I've talked to the technology department at the school, and I was told that I am allowed to download PaintDotNet, they just cannot provide me with admin privileges to install it. If anyone could find a copy of this program in ZIP format without an installation package, or just ZIP the main files of the program themselves. I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks in advance,
- Oxi 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You can create your own portable version by following the steps here:


On 1/6/2016 at 1:10 PM, Rick Brewster said:

1. Install .NET 4.6 (or newer) on whatever system(s) ("target(s)") you need to run Paint.NET on

2. Install Paint.NET 4.0.7 or newer on another system ("source")

3. Copy the installation directory (e.g. C:\Program Files\paint.net) from that system ("source") to a USB stick

4. Take the USB stick to another computer ("target(s)") that has .NET 4.6 (or newer) already installed and run PaintDotNet.exe


Starting with version 4.0.7, this is all you need to do. Microsoft made changes to the VC++ runtimes in Visual Studio 2015 which added an utterly ridiculous amount of complexity in the name of "simplifying" things (umm wut? see also: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2015/03/03/introducing-the-universal-crt.aspx )


However, as a side effect, it made it more practical for me to bundle it in the "app local deployment" sense than to include the VC++ runtime installer (which would add 14 MB to the download).


More >> https://blog.getpaint.net/2017/07/21/portable-mode-in-paint-net-4-0-17/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Create New...