Why do the following portable apps:
KompoZer Portable, BPBible Portable, GIMP Portable, Mozilla Firefox - Portable Edition, Mozilla Thunderbird - Portable Edition, AbiWord Portable, Mozilla Sunbird - Portable Edition, and ClamWin Portable
show up in C:\Documents and Settings\My Name\Applications Data\
in the following way: .clamwin, bpbible, Kompozer, Mozilla (Extensions, Firefox, Sunbird), and Thunderbird?
The following, other, portable applications that I run on the same stick such as:
SIW, JungleDisk Portable, TrueCrypt, XnView and MozBackup
appear in the following way:
gtopala (siw), jungledisk (portable), Truecrypt, Xnview, and Mozbackup.
How come? I only really expect an answer on ones that are PortableApps apps, but if anyone can tell me about the others, I would most apprciate it too.
Finally, under the \My Name\ directory, which is before any of us come to the \Application Data\ directory, I have listed .gimp-2.2 and AbiSuite. Yes, I know that some of these so-called portable apps mentioned earlier are not produced by PortableApps, but what is going on here, at least with the ones that are, and how can it be stopped once and for all?
I use my apps on an IronKey, portable, flash drive, and a removable USB hard drive where all of my apps are in a TrueCrypt file. I run MS Windows XP Home with SP3 and (as far as I know) it is up-to-date.
Thank you for any help that I can get on this problem.