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smuike
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Opera auto updates

Today I check via PortableApps for updates and when I saw Opera updated to 42.0.2393.517 I accepted and hit Next.
All ran smoothly, as usual, and the update installed.
I started Opera (OperaPortable.exe) and checked the About page and immediately Opera contacted home (37.228.108.171) and the version line said that I must restart - "Restart Opera to update to version 43.0.2442.806" with the button behind "Relaunch Now"

After I've done that my version is now 43.0.2442.806 (PGO)
Is it normal for a PortableApps application to be updated in this manner? I thought updates must be via PortableApps only?

Opera is running fine and all extansions in tact, no problems.

John T. Haller
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As Designed

Opera's own portable version includes an auto-updater. It works portably. So, our Opera Portable package is designed to use the auto-updater when it's run without the PortableApps.com Platform. If you use it with the PortableApps.com Platform, the updater is disabled as it's assumed you'll use the platform's updater.

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Thanks John, you're so

Thanks John, you're so correct. Now that you mention it I remember that I downloaded the paf.exe file and installed it via the PortableApps GUI.
The autoupdate.exe is now active and that's what I do not want.

Should I uninstall and reinstall, but now via PortableApps, I'll have to start from scratch because the profile folder will be lost.
Currently in ...\PortableApps\OperaPortable\Data\profile.

Is there anything I can do to save the situation?

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Where You Run From

The autoupdate is activated and deactivated based on where you run it. If you run it from the PA.c Platform, it's deactivated. If you run it manually, it's activated. If you want it deactivated no matter what, you'll need to manually delete the autoupdate EXE each time you upgrade, just as you do with Opera's portable install from their installer.

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