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Danger Dane
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Include standalon apps into the platform without reinstalling??

Hi,

I installed some apps as standalone and recently installed the PortableApps platform thinking it would autodetect the installed apps so that I could update etc. But is there a way to include them into the Platform, or is the only way to delete them all and then reinstall from scratch??.

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If you move your standalone apps to a specific location alongside the platform, it will automatically show them. It's laid out here: https://portableapps.com/support/platform#addingotherapps

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Standalone apps not being detected

Hello,
I have followed the instructions on this link https://portableapps.com/support/platform#addingotherapps however the platform does not detect my app. As an example, I am trying to add an app called Caffeine. I create directory E:\PortableApps\Caffeine and copy my exe file Caffeine.exe into it. I then selects Apps -> Refresh app icons but Caffeine not appear in the list. The strange think is that it has somehow added some of my other standalone apps like Notapad++. I will appreciate if I could get some help to troubleshoot this.

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Platform Location

Is Start.exe in the E:\ drive and the platform at E:\PortableApps\PortableApps.com\PortableAppsPlatform.exe?

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Platform location

Yes, my directory listing is as follows:
E:\>dir start*
Volume in drive E is MICROUSB
Volume Serial Number is 86A2-03CF

Directory of E:\

2017-04-02 11:04 PM 1 428 736 Start.exe
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E:\PortableApps>dir
Volume in drive E is MICROUSB
Volume Serial Number is 86A2-03CF

Directory of E:\PortableApps

2017-10-01 02:43 PM .
2017-10-01 02:43 PM ..
2016-02-27 11:00 PM 235 .nomedia
2017-09-29 02:19 PM AxCrypt
2017-10-01 08:56 AM BleachBitPortable
2017-09-29 02:12 PM Caffeine
2017-10-01 08:56 AM CookTimerPortable
2017-10-01 08:43 AM FreeDownloadManagerPortable
2017-08-29 12:46 PM InfoSlipsForMe
2017-10-01 02:09 PM KeePassXCPortable
2017-09-29 01:41 PM Notepad++Portable
2017-09-29 01:10 PM PortableApps.com
2017-09-29 01:41 PM QwikMarkPortable
2017-10-01 08:57 AM SmartDefragPortable
2017-09-29 02:17 PM TeamViewerPortable
2017-10-01 08:57 AM TreeSizeFreePortable
2017-10-01 02:09 PM VeraCryptPortable
2017-10-01 08:57 AM VirtuaWinPortable
2017-10-01 08:44 AM VLCPortable
2017-09-29 02:18 PM WiseRegistryCleanerPortable
2017-09-29 02:18 PM WorldClockPortable
==================================================================
Directory of E:\PortableApps\PortableApps.com
2017-09-29 01:10 PM .
2017-09-29 01:10 PM ..
2017-09-29 01:10 PM App
2017-09-29 01:10 PM Assets
2017-09-29 01:10 PM Data
2017-09-29 01:10 PM Other
2016-04-15 07:09 AM 178 616 PortableAppsBackup.exe
2016-04-15 07:09 AM 174 720 PortableAppsBackupRestore.exe
2017-04-02 11:02 PM 2 766 080 PortableAppsPlatform.exe
2016-02-27 11:02 PM 318 PortableAppsPlatform.VisualElementsManifest.xml
2017-04-02 11:05 PM 348 408 PortableAppsUpdater.exe
2016-02-27 11:01 PM 389 readme.txt
2017-04-02 11:34 PM 997 whatsnew.txt

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Anything Hidden?

Did you previously hide any EXEs? You can show hidden apps by right-clicking and selecting Show Hidden Apps.

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Now trying to re-install with bare minimum

No, nothing hidden. I will now try to backup my apps, clean up the USB drive and re-install the bare minimum and see whether the issue persists. Will report on the outcome.

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It works after re-install

Not sure what was wrong. Perhaps something in my setup. Thanks anyway.

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