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irt893miw
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PortableApps folders attribute change

Hi:

I partitioned an internal hard drive for portable apps. For some reason, the PortableApps folders shows as SD attribute. There are no other folders on that partition showing SD in attribute.

When that same folder is copied to any other partition, even one without an OS, that folder becomes D attribute.

What is causing Windows Explorer to "read" the PortableApps folder as "SD"? Can I safely change it to D attribute, if so, how?

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dboki89
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That S stands for a System

That S stands for a System flag. PA did it so the little folder icon would show up. You can use FreeCommander(Portable) to change it easily. Select the folder, go File > Attributes or something like that and change it. If you want the pretty folder icon to show up still, then while ticking off System also tick on the Read only flag. Confirm and that's it.

My posts are old and likely no longer relevant.

irt893miw
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I unchecked Archive, Hidden

I unchecked Archive, Hidden and System. I checked Read. So far, no problems with running programs inside PortableApps folder.

When updating PortableApps or any programs inside, will I need to reset the folder attributes, again?

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dboki89
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Nope, just once

The flags are set when the directory is first created. It shouldn't change during upgrades of PortableApps Platform, but even if it does that is the only install after which you might wanna check. Other apps don't touch said directory directly.

My posts are old and likely no longer relevant.

irt893miw
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Thanks

There have been no problems since changing the directory to RD.

I appreciate your response.

Thanks again for your reply!

Best regards

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