I had the platform installed on a Sandisk Cruiser, everything worked wonderfully. Then I tried installing Wine on my Linux Mint machine ... never did get it working. Now I'm back at work on a Windows 10 machine, open my PortableApps Platform just as I've done for weeks now, and all I get for a PortableApps launcher is a big green box, with "lblAppButtonxx" where my app buttons would be (xx being 01 through 20); if someone can tell me how to add an image to my post I'd be glad too.
I tried a "quick format" of the drive, reinstalled PortableApps, no change. Did a full format of the drive, reinstalled, no change. What the ...???!!!
An update: The PortableApps drive described above works fine on my Windows 7 laptop. The problem appears to be with the Windows 10 machine on our corporate network. It worked fine a week ago, so I'm at a loss.
It appears that I can browse to the PortableApps directory and manually run the programs; it's just the PortableApps Platform that's having this bizarre problem.