I am new to PortableApps.com.
I want to make sure I understand the UPDATE / UPGRADE info provided at: https://portableapps.com/support/portable_app#using
Upgrading a Portable App
PortableApps.com Platform Updater (Recommended) - To upgrade your apps using the platform's built-in updater, just select Help and then Check for Updates. The platform will inform you what apps are out of date and offer to automatically download and install the updated versions.
PortableApps.com Platform Manual - To upgrade a portable app from the PortableApps.com Platform manually, first, make sure the app isn't open. Then, click Apps and then Install a New App. In the window that comes up, click the Install button. Then, browse to the AppNamePortable_x.x.paf.exe file you downloaded and select it. Now, follow the on-screen prompts if there are any. The Platform takes care of letting the installer know where to install to. All of your current settings and data will be preserved.
Standalone - To upgrade a portable app manually without the PortableApps.com Platform, just browse to the location of the AppNamePortable_x.x.paf.exe file you downloaded. Double-click the file to start the installation. Follow the on-screen prompts and select the location you'd like to install to. For upgrades, you should select the parent directory of the AppNamePortable directory in which the app is currently installed. For example, if the app is within X:\PortableApps\AppNamePortable, you'd want to select the X:\PortableApps directory in the Browse Folder window. After clicking OK, it should show X:\PortableApps\AppNamePortable. All of your current settings and data will be preserved.
- Does UPDATING require the PA Platform... or can portable apps located in other folders also be UPDATED manually or automatically?
- What are the UPDATING consequences of using the PA Platform for downloads... and then moving the downloaded FOLDER to another disk location?
- Are there any VIDEOS that clearly explain the above?
Thank you in advance for a prompt and detailed response.
MicroCenter PowerSpec 1510 notebook
Intel® Core i7-7700HQ
G.SKill RAM 16GB DDR4 2400
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Disk-1: Samsung 960 EVO 250GB NVMe M.2 SSD
Disk-2: WD Black 7200 RPM 1TB