Yes you can. Once it's set up it works great, although it is somewhat slower that when run from a hard drive. If you need to you can synchronize your feed read/unread statuses between the two installations.
There's this wiki page on Portable Mode
and this one of Moving user data files
One potential problem that you may encounter if you plug your USB drive into various PCs is that the drive letter may be different on different PCs. The problem and one
potential solution are discussed in this forum thread
I say "one" potential solution, because I have another one; I wrote a small VBScript file that determines the current drive (it must be on the same USB drive as Awasu
) makes a few updates to some of Awasu configuration files, and then runs Awasu. My script is probably overkill, because the SUBST command, listed in the forum thread, is really easy to use as long as you can find a common free drive letter on all of your PCs.
On one PC you might do this, if your USB drive shows up as your E drive:
And on another PC you might do this, if your USB drive shows up as your K drive:
In fact you can create a tiny batch file (.bat file extension) stored on the USB that knows the drive letter that it's running from and performs the substitution.
Let's call this MapAwasu.bat
...or even something like this if you want to map the root of the Z: drive directly to the Awasu directory (assuming the Awasu directory is a child of the USB drive's root
Of course we could add one more command to run Awasu after we substitute the drive:
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SUBST Z: %~d0\Awasu
START "Awasu" Z:\Awasu\Awasu.exe
To remove the substituted drive you could create a UnmapAwasu.bat