#29964 closed task (duplicate)

Cannot install Tor on USB on macOS

Reported by: tellura Owned by: alison
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Community Version:
Severity: Minor Keywords: docshackathon
Cc: ggus Actual Points:
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I have tried maybe 10 times to download and install Tor to a USB drive, as I have been told that it the safest way to use Tor when travelling. I can download the package (and have done so from both the Tor project site and by emailing gettor.. I use Mac OSX.

I can download the dmg package, but on OSX it only wants me to drag the icon to the App folder on the main computer. There doesn't seem to be any way to install it to the USB. I've tried dragging the icon to the USB folder but it says 'Your Tor file seems to be damaged, put it in the bin.'

I've read all the troubleshooting and FAQ but none of them advise on this. Can anyone help?


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comment:1 Changed 16 months ago by gk

Summary: Cannot install Tor on USBCannot install Tor on USB on macOS
Version: Tor: unspecified

I think you could drag the icon do your desktop and then after Tor Browser got extracted (but before you start it for the first time) you move it to your USB device. But I agree, we should better document that. Leaving the ticket in the current component for ggus to better triage it.

comment:2 Changed 12 months ago by ggus

Keywords: docshackathon added
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed
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