You are here

Apps settings saved locally

4 posts / 0 new
Last post
berserk
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2016-12-05 22:12
Apps settings saved locally

I'm running Windows 7 Home Edition, 64 bit. I installed PortableApps on a USB drive. I'm running Microsoft Security essentials with windows firewall.
I noticed apps save settings to the local machine instead of the external drive.
This goes for *each* app I installed.
List of apps I installed:
7-ZipPortable
AntRenamerPortable
AscGen
AudacityPortable
AvidemuxPortable
BlenderPortable
BlueGriffonPortable
BOUMLPortable
CamStudioPortable
CornicePortable
DiaPortable
DSpeechPortable
EclipsePortable
GnuCashPortable
GoogleChromePortable
HTTrackPortable
InfraRecorderPortable
InkscapePortable
KritaPortable
LibreCADPortable
LibreOfficePortable
LMMSPortable
LyXPortable
MixxxPortable
Mp3tagPortable
Notepad++Portable
PDF-XChangeViewerPortable
qBittorrentPortable
SkypePortable
SumatraPDFPortable
TEncoderPortable
ThunderbirdPortable
VLCPortable
WinMergePortable
XAMPP

Thanks in advance.

(this post was moved from the PortableApps.com Platform bug tracker by mod JTH)

John T. Haller
John T. Haller's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 52 min ago
AdminDeveloperModeratorTranslator
Joined: 2005-11-28 22:21
Details

We'll need to take these one by one and I'll need more specific details to determine what's going on. So, first, how do you know the settings are saved locally? Some apps like 7-Zip will save settings locally while running but then remove them after run is complete. Others like Thunderbird never save settings locally. Second, how are you launching these apps? If you pin them to your task bar or start menu, for example, you're not pinning the portable app. You're pinning the local app within the portable app and it will run in local mode.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

berserk
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2016-12-05 22:12
I know settings are stored

I know settings are stored locally because of 2 reasons: 1) If I delete the folder under username\AppData\whatever app, running the portable app shows reset settings, 2) Because I had to format my hard drive and relaunching apps shows reset settings.
I'm running the apps from PortableApps.com launcher.

Bye, Ivano.
.

berserk
Offline
Last seen: 4 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2016-12-05 22:12
test

test

Bye, Ivano.
.

Log in or register to post comments