I am new to this forum, so please excuse me if this feature has already been requested or is already present. I would like the ability in the Portable Apps platform to re-install an existing portable app. Currently the only abilities I can see is to add new apps, uninstall existing apps, or upgrade existing apps.
The reason I need this feature is that the Firefox upgrade fails. I have set Firefox as my default browser on Windows, and when the updater tries to delete the subfolder with firefox.exe in it, the delete fails, but the install is marked as successful by the Platform. After the upgrade, when I try to run FireFox Portable, the FirefoxPortable.exe is found, and runs, but it exits with an error message that firefox.exe is not found.
My current workaround is to reboot the computer for the folder to be deleted, and then download the latest PAF from PortableApps.com and run it. Not too much trouble, really, except that my browser (Firefox) doesn't work!!
Please don't suggest that I use another browser as my default, or that setting Firefox Portable as my default browser is a dumb idea! :-)) Perhaps it is, but that's what I want to do. On the other hand, if there's another way to set Firefox Portable as my default browser that avoids this problem, I'd be delighted to hear about it.
Also, I don't want to uninstall the existing Firefox app and then get the new version by installing Firefox as a new app because I will lose my current settings for Firefox.
My suggested approach to solve this problem is to add a "Re-Install" option to the right-click menu for the Platform - in other words, I'd right-click on Mozilla Firefox, select "Re-Install", and the platform would download the PAF file and run it, just like an update.
Any alternative suggestions are welcome!!
Thanks for a great and truly useful platform!!!