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"settings" folder in Data

Coming from here:
https://portableapps.com/comment/236441#comment-236441

I tested RenamerPortable. Now I have:
\Data\Presets
\Data\settings
\Data\Presets\ExamplePreset.rnp
\Data\settings\ReNamerPortableSettings.ini
\Data\Settings.ini

By comparing this structure to the developer original program structure, I can understand that
\Data\settings
\Data\settings\ReNamerPortableSettings.ini

is not Renamer settings, but settings added by PortableApp.
Wouldn't it better to have different folders:
AppData (=settings managed by program)
PortableAppData (=settings managed by PortableApp)
?

Another thing, is the names of the directories.
(">" = is better than)
RenamerSettingsFiles > RenamerData > AppData > Data
The more specific name can make it easier to learn PortableApp without need to read PortableApp Help.

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The Data folder is universal for all portable apps in PA.c Format. Having it a different name for each app would break the easy ability to back all your data up across apps with the platform.

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I've mentioned 2 things:

1. The idea of separating App settings from platform settings.
2. Changing the Folders name to a more specific name.

Needless to say, it's to consideration only when preparing to a Major Update (Like Firefox Major Update).

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