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Bob Langill
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PortableApps blocked from running

I've been running PortableApp on my work computer from my thumb drive every day for over a year, but now TREND MICRO OfficeScan blocks execution. I get a popup that gives the following information:

I:\Start.exe (risk) high (action) create C:\WINDOWS\system. . .

I get a similar warning if I try to run any of the individual apps by launching them from Windows explorer.

The offce PC is running XP professional. PortableApps Launcher recently upgraded to 11.2

I thought PoratbleApps didn't modify anything on the host machine just to run. Is there some configuration value I can change or an earlier version I can go back to that will let me run PortableApps?

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TEMP

Most portable apps use your local system's temp directory. It would seem that is what is being blocked.

You can, temporarily, work around it by creating a directory on your I drive called TEMP (so I:\TEMP would be the full name) and then launching Start.exe with a batch file. Create a text file called Start.bat on your I drive in the root. Make sure it's just start.bat after you rename it and not start.bat.txt if you have your extensions hidden. Edit the file and have it read:

@echo off
SET TEMP=I:\TEMP
SET TMP=I:\TEMP
CALL Start.exe

That should, in theory, get you working. Please let us know if it does.

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Thanks. That did the trick.

Thanks. That did the trick. PortableApps is back on the job.

09 Dec
I've noticed one slight side effect: when I use the launcher's eject button, it's more likely I'll get notification that the request can't be completed because the drive is busy. After clearing the message, the "Safely remove" widget in the systray usually works without any problem.

02 SEP 2013
The start up bat file worked fine, but having the drive letter hard coded forced me to have multiple versions because I run it on multiple computers, and sometimes the assigned drive would change on the same computer.

I recently discovered that there is a more portable way to code the bat file.

echo off
SET TEMP=%~d0%\TEMP
SET TMP=%~d0%\TEMP
START %~d0%\start.exe

by using START instead of CALL, the bat file can also launch other programs that aren't part of PortableApps.

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Are you sure you don't mean %~d0 rather than %~d0% ?

And the values of environmental variables set holds only for the running of the script. Not sure what that impact is on Calls vs Starts. Interesting to try though.

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Ask...

You should ask your work's technical staff why this has changed. Maybe there are aware of it, maybe they are not.

Ed

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Crashes on Startup Says Says not enough space

As with many apps nowdays the new version just will not work. I have 3.70gig of space on my thumb drive. Is there anywhere that I can download an older version of the portable apps platform so that i can keep running portable apps ? I am running windows 7 if that makes any difference
Thank You Ralph

ralphmccrum@gmail.com

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Supports 6TB+

The platform supports installing to media with over 6TB of space, so installing it to a thumb drive is no problem. However, like all installers, it can't install unless your PC has a working TEMP directory. Is that the issue you are encountering since you are posting in this thread?

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On start up The report says "Not enough storage space is available to complete this operation" Class ID {56FDF344-FD6D-11DO-958A-006097C9A090}

I have a working temp directory

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Of What

Start up of what? Running the current PA.c Platform installer? Running the platform? If so, please start a new thread in the platform forum with the full details including OS, amount of physical RAM, paging file size, etc. This error is a Windows error and often indicates a lack of RAM or misconfigured page file.

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