By default, your application will store activation data in the Windows registry. For users who do not want to modify the registry or for those who don’t have enough user rights, you can enable the option “Do not store activation info in the registry, but in an external file (portable mode)”.

With this option, the application stores activation data in an external file. This file is placed in the same folder as the application EXE file, and it has the same filename as the EXE, with ”.lic” as extension. This file is by default hidden by Windows.


Be careful that customers should not delete this file, otherwise their licensing info will be lost.


If you create keys that expire, you should leave this option turned off. Otherwise, deleting the “.lic” file will reset trial date