I've searched the forum, but cannot find an answer. The reason for my question is I run the Portable Apps on my external hard drive connected to my work laptop. My employer has implemented a network security warning to the network admins if I try to run a .exe program on my laptop. And now there is a platform update, so I'm not sure whether I should run it or not.
Previously I've been able to add .exe programs by running them from the external drive, but apparently some temp files are transferred to the hard drive (and some are .exe). I learned of this last week when I tried to update one of my portable apps (filezilla), and it apparently tried to update as a .exe, so my network admins contacted and questioned me about it.
I want to continue to update the platform as well as my portable apps, but should I if an .exe is run for a platform/app update? Obviously, I don't want to attract a lot of attention with my network admins where they could possibly prevent me from using PortableApps altogether.
Thanks for any and all replies.
all the portable launcher files are exe and they do run other exe in most cases, so are all the update files and all 'install' files exe.
If you are not allowed to run exe, then you can not run also any portable software.
I suggest you try to explain what portable software is to your admins, slight chance that they will understand and allow you this.
thanks Otto. Well, the platform and apps are still working without any notifications to network admins. But not sure if I should try to update any of them. The main issue is if the .exe's try to execute on the laptop hard drive (which filezilla did) and not my external drive where the platform and apps are located. What are your thoughts?
hmm, not so sure what you mean. Programs will not execute on a hard drive nor the external hard drive. They execute in processor using the RAM during that work.
When you update or install new apps, the installers are downloaded to and run from the TEMP directory. This is because many users are running from either a flash drive with limited storage space and speed or a cloud drive and they don't want to start syncing an installer to the cloud that will be deleted shortly.
For situations like this or when TEMP is malfunctioning or unavailable, you can use a TEMP directory on your portable device. Just create a directory called TempForPortableApps in the same directory as Start.exe (usually your root directory of the device). The platform will set that as TEMP for use by the platform and all your portable apps.
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