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1.5 Menu ...some problems

Hi Guys,

Somehow I cannot download 1.5.1 I need menu only that link doesn't work.
but say Standard 46MB package can be downloaded.

******Main problem******

I am experiencing some troubles after installation of 1.5 menu.
I am suspecting it despite it sounds weird.

I worked with Some applications from my USB drive and that disconnected it.

Then I found that all my hard drives have their normal icons but drive C has kinda notepad icon ????.

Drive by itself works fine.
when I am inserting USB drive and invoking Portable Menu I can see that C: drive flashes its normal disk icon, which then disappears and the Notepad one is back.
Another thing to suspect Portable menu:
I can create shortcut of C drive on desktop. Then I want to change icon of the shortcut to the normal one. The first message I am getting when pressing > is

"Windows cannot find c:\StartPortableApps.exe" woW!!!??? I never seen anything like that and I am using portables fro a long time.
after confirming that message I can change the icon. But that can be done just for shortcut. Sure that doesn't work for the drive letter change

Any ideas? Basically I want my C-drive icon back without going into registry.
Well ... I'm hoping

Thank you in advance
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John T. Haller
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autorun.inf

Delete the file C:\autorun.inf and then reboot. The Platform is meant to be installed on a portable device. It looks like you installed it to C:\. You can delete the C:\StartPortableApps.exe file and the C:\PortableApps and C:\Documents folders after verifying that you have nothing important in them you want to save to finish uninstalling the Platform from C:\

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Hi John, Thank you very much

Hi John,

Thank you very much for reply

The content of my autorun.inf on drive c:
[autorun]
icon=vista.ico
=========
And nothing else. I am using Vistamized XP
There is no StartPortableApps.exe on any partition and logical drives I have
I am always installing Portables on my External USBs. They have permanent drive letters setup (Z & H)
And I have only 2 shortcuts for that with Targets:
Z:\StartPortableApps.exe
H:\StartPortableApps.exe

Hmmm… Are you still suggesting deleting autorun.inf, I mean is it at least safe?
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@ JTH

Is there supposed to be duplicate lines in the ini file like this?:

[DisplayOptions]
LargeFonts=True
HideDesktopIcons=False
Language=English
StartPositionHorizontal=Right
StartPositionVertical=Bottom
AlphaBlendMain=255
[Localization]
DisableAppLanguageSwitching=true
FadeMenu=true
LargeFonts=True
Language=English
StartPositionHorizontal=Right
StartPositionVertical=Bottom
HideDesktopIcons=False
AlphaBlendMain=255

There are two instances of the above commands. This was an update from 1.5, to 1.51 I was curious if it updated or replaced the ini.

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Hi Guys, Thanks for

Hi Guys,

Thanks for replying
gmbudwrench, the lines in autorun.inf not necessarily "supposed to be duplicate".

the file on my Z drive:
[Autorun]
Open=StartPortableApps.exe
Action=Start PortableApps.com
Icon=StartPortableApps.exe
Label=PortableApps.com
=======

Anyway, I removed that strange autorun from C: root as John suggested and after Reboot all got back to normal. I have Vista C: drive icon with space indication gauge back on my XP Smile

How and when that got associated with non-existing c:\StartPortableApps.exe remains a mystery (???)

Thanks a lot
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My post

is from the ini file inside X:\PortableApps\PortableApps.com\Data folder, not the one at the root. These control the menu options if I understand it correctly. I did an update from 1.5 to 1.5.1, "the bugfix" and when I was pilfering around in the data folder to see what changed, I noticed the duplicate listings in the ini file. I'm not a programmer or anything, I just posted this as reference, in case it causes a problem. Might help someone else out.

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Hi, gmbudwrench, Some

Hi, gmbudwrench,

Some misunderstanding is going on here.
I missed that in your first post. I thought you made a typo with ini and inF
but now I see that you are talking PortableAppsMenu.ini file and I never suspected that one regarding my problem

it is Autorun.inf, which got into c: root where it does not belong and somehow there was association with "c:\StartPortableApps.exe" which never was placed there

Initial problem was solved by removing Autorun.inf from c:\

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No problem

I'm not a programmer, I don't know an ini from an inf file. I was just browsing through the files and caught that little tidbit by accident. I had looked at it before and it only contained one instance, but after the update it contained two instances in the ini file and I was curious if that was supposed to happen. If it was... okay, if not maybe it was a bug that someone needed to fix.

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Hi gmbudwrench, My comment

Hi gmbudwrench,

My comment about ini/inf was not an argument or criticism.

Not all has to be a programmers or experts. That is what Forum for: asking if we don't know and answering and trying to help if we can.

The only thing I would suggest that you create new request and post the question. I am sure you will get the answer.

Cheers! Smile

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