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Cannont run portable app from "C:\Program Files", but that isn't the location

I have a folder on my C:\ drive called "Program Files (portable)" where I keep all my portable apps.

I just downloaded the latest GIMP portable, and when i try to run it, i get this error message:

GIMP Portable cannot be run from inside C:\Program Files. This location is for standard local software only. Please use this application from another location.

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Program Files

Program Files and sub directories is specifically restricted for the reasons outlined here:
https://portableapps.com/node/31820#comment-193047

Unfortunately, there was a bug in the PortableApps.com Installer prior to 3.0.4 where it would treat C:\Program FilesANDSOMETHINGELSE as a subdirectory. The fix is mentioned here:
https://portableapps.com/node/31820#comment-197050

Your best bet is to use C:\PortableApps or similar. Everything will work from it and all the installers will find it automatically.

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Okay. Thank you very much!

Okay.
Thank you very much!

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fre:ac Portable

I just downloaded fre:ac Portable v1.0.23 (Date updated: 2014-12-02) and put it on
:/Program Files - portable/freacPortable

When trying to run, I get the warning "[...] This location is for standard local software only [...]". But I'm not using "Program Files" - I'm using "Program Files - portable".

I thought the bug was fixed???
Or was fre:ac packaged with an old version?

Please fix. Thanks.

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Specifically

It specifically excludes:

%PROGRAMFILES%\
%PROGRAMFILES64%\

It doesn't exclude anything else. I just ran the fre:ac Portable v1.0.23 installer and installed to C:\Program Files - portable\freacPortable without a problem.

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