- Download the latest Telegram Desktop portable version from https://tdesktop.com/win/portable
- Extract the .zip file and put the file
telegram.exeinto a new folder, e.g. on your flash drive or in a folder on your desktop
telegram.exeand it will automatically create sub folders
Done. You are now using the portable version.
What does it mean? Let's say you created a folder on your desktop called telegramdesktop, then you could copy/move the telegramdesktop folder to another storage device and run the
telegram.exe from there. All local settings are saved.
Theoretically the -many -key parameter should work but the Telegram Desktop developer does not recommend it.
Here's how it could work: Create two shortcuts and launch Telegram Desktop with parameters.
-many -key data_paul
-many -key data_paula
On Linux perhaps it requires launching through command line and many instances (“-many”) with the same key will lead to message loss in either of instances etc. Regarding to the Telegram team it was more a for-debug feature.