First, thanks to you all who made portableapps.com such a wonderful piece of software!
I've been eagerly waiting for the 2.x platform in order to keep my apps up2date automatically. However things don't work as expected in my environment:
We've got a rather stringent policy in place that restrict .exe-files of being executed only from certain locations. Googling my way around I found that the auto-updater ("check for updates") in the portableapps suite seems to download the updates so some subdir of %TEMP% then trying to install it from there.
This is where my problem starts: Files/executables in %TEMP% and/or subdirectories thereof are blocked by policy from execution. As a consequence the updater downloads all necessary files, but can't update the apps.
So here's my question:
How do I change the directory where the updates are downloaded to from the default to some other place? (Please note that I don't have admin-privileges in the machine in question, so fiddling with the system-settings (control-panel) is a no-go here).
Thanks much in advance for your help!
You can try this:
Previously known as kAlug.
Thanks much for the hint wrt trying this from the commandline.
Yes, it work, though, at least in my installation, you not only have to set %TEMP% but also %TMP%.
Suggestion to development: What would be really nice is setting these things from right within the platform-app itself (possibly restarting) or in an .INI file.