My first post - hope this is the correct forum.
I want to add XMIND to the portable apps menu. This would work if I could edit the path to the Xmind exe in the menu entry. Xmind has its exe 1 directory deeper than PotableApps expects.
Is there a way to edit the menu entry so that I can change the path to the xmind.exe?
According to the support page, you can add other apps top the menu. But they will only be picked up/ displayed by the menu if they are located in the right place:
where X is your drive letter.
You cant manually edit the path and make it look for the exe one folder deeper.
You can either change put the exe one folder up or create a stub launcher that will just launch your exe one folder below. For that you'd have to understand a bit how the launcher works.
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As far as I can tell XMind shouldn't need it's exe to be a folder deeper than normal, so why does your "portable"(ish) install of XMind have "its exe 1 directory deeper"?
Could you perhaps give us a visual of (the pertinent parts of) your setup?
something like the following:
I tried to install sublime3 text editor portable version to the portableapp.com directory, as described. Problem is, it seems your software just takes the first available exe , which is "crash_reporter" and not sublime.exe
To specify a path to the right exe would help a lot..
It takes all EXEs that are one level in directory-wise and then you can hide the ones you don't want.
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I had the same problem. I have a few apps which run without installation but their *.exe is located in a subfolder like "minetest/bin/minetest.exe". So the launcher didn`t find it and added it to the launcher menu. My workaround:
- download "Bat 2 exe converter"
- create a new *.bat in the rootdirectory of your app (in my case: z:\minetest\NEWFILE.bat)
- open it with a texteditor and type "start location/of/exe" (like "start bin/minetest.exe")
- open bat2execonverter
- locate your self created bat-file (if you don`t change the save-path it will take the same location like the *.bat file has)
- assigne a own icon (optional)
Now you can add the new created *.exe via "renew/reload symbols" (don`t know how it is called in the english version of the launcher, i use the german one) to the menu.
Like that, you can now add all *.exe to your menu, no matter how much subfolders there are.