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Installing and using portable apps platform and apps

I installed the Portable apps platform 12.05 and the Portable Gimp app as instructed into my onedrive from my PC. Usin the platform on my PC works fine. I cannot get the platform or the Gimp apps to start from onedrive. I have loaded, removed, reloaded both many times with no results.
How can you use the apps on other computers or the cloud? I cannot find any exe files on the apps one onedrive to get it started.

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Files Synced Locally

You can use all our apps from any cloud drive that fully syncs all your files locally. Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, etc all do this automatically. One drive can operate in two different modes. One to sync all your files, one that only opens the files when they are requested. The latter is only used by Windows 8 by default but doesn't work right, which is why Microsoft is removing the functionality in the next edition of Windows. Be sure if you're using one drive you have it set to fully sync all your files.

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Portable app platform problems

Using Windows 7. Files are fully sync. There are appropriate exe files for the Portable app Program & Gimp Portable in my one drive folder on my computer. It all works well on my computer. How to start the apps when accessing onedrive on another computer. Cannot start apps directly from the online onedrive on my own computer.

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Locally

You don't access the files from one drive in the cloud. You access them on a synced folder on every computer you use. You must have one drive installed and all the files synced locally on every computer.

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Portable Apps

Trying to understand as the info at the web sites makes it sound like you can use any computer and access you drive in the cloud and use your apps. If I am in a Hotel with wifi, how would I access these apps on their computer?

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Sync Locally

You have to sync it locally. Windows can't run apps unless they are on a locally accessible drive. When using a hotel PC, it's best to use your own external flash drive or similar as everything will run directly off of it. Cloud drives are generally used to use, sync and backup your apps between your laptop, desktop, and work PCs.

If you're using someone else's PC and don't have your files with you on a device but do have them on a cloud drive... you can, in a pinch temporarily install One Drive, sync locally, use your stuff, then uninstall One Drive and delete your files. This is not ideal and not the primary use case for cloud drives (which I mentioned above). For use next time, grab a small flash drive for your keychain and you'll have all your apps with you at a hotel without needing to do anything special.

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Portable Apps

Thank you for your help. Sorry to be a bother but I am not a computer geek. If I did had temporarily install one drive, would my computer at home have to be on with portable app platform on the task bar. I'm not sure how this is to work because I cannot start the apps from onedrive on my own computer even though all folders are synced. How would syncing with one drive from another computer work since it won't work on the home computer with all the programs?

Patricia

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Cloud

Once you sync files from a computer to the cloud using One Drive, they are in the cloud. You can then sync them to any other computer and they are pulled from the cloud. They aren't pulled from your computer, so it doesn't need to be on.

You may not be able to run the platform from work due to security permissions.

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