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Preston_Flax
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Works from external devices but not my internal hard drive

I have successfully downloaded and run the PortableApps suite on three different USB hard drives and on all my USB thumb drives. I even ran it off of my Sandisk m200 series MP3 player.

Out of curiosity, I tried to download it and run it on my laptop's hard drive, most programs in the suite worked perfectly, but, OpenOffice Writer did not work and gave me some error saying some file was not present. I deleted the suite and downloaded it again and then installed it and got the same problem again. Does anyone have any idea why PortableApps would not work from some folder on my laptop hard drive?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Path Length

OpenOffice.org is picky about path length. If it's in too many folders, it'll fail. Best to keep it in X:\PortableApps\OpenOfficePortable or something similarly short.

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Thanks!

I installed it directly to c:\ instead of in the Desktop folder and it worked and ran properly. Thanks!

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