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Platform no longer updates apps

Unfortunately the Portableapps platform no longer updates apps. If I open the platform, click apps then check for updates, nothing happens.

I've tried reinstalling the platform and also downloading and installing the platform to a new location. however it appears the settings for the portable apps platform are ironically not portable, and the new download of the platform in a new location carries over the same settings. So if the problem is corruption then I have no way to delete the old settings or use a new instance without settings.

I have many gb of portable apps and the platform si still the only way to keep them maintained. So it'd be great if I could get some help with this.
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John T. Haller
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No Idea What That Means

> however it appears the settings for the portable apps platform are ironically not portable, and the new download of the platform in a new location carries over the same settings

I have no idea what the above means. The platform is entirely self contained. One install and another share no settings. All settings are contained in X:\PortableApps\PortableApps.com\Data

If you're experiencing these issues and installers showing up for every updated app, there is an issue with your machine and/or drive. I've seen this occur on "custom" Windows installs in the past (folks who use a third party utility to add/remove Windows components and generally break Windows) as well as machines that had a malware infection that was cleaned but it broke parts of Windows. In either of those situations, you should reinstall Windows.

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

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reinstall Windows

reinstall Windows

lol such an extreme response.

PortableApps.com\Data

Ok so that'll be why, i didn't know the app spread across two directories. I deleted portableapps.com reinstalled and everything looks as new again (theme as default etc).

Now I just need to figure out why the app updater doesn't do anything anymore. No error, no window, nothing.

Edit: Ok I just took the whole portableapps directory off to another disk, downlaoded the platform again and reinstalled fresh. then copied all my apps over to the new directory. Now it works.

Really wish there was a more verbose log of what goes wrong. Really hard to diagnose when there's no information to go by.

Anyway thanks for trying to help, and thanks for the site.

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Yes...

lol such an extreme response.

...but a realy sensible one in regards of the two problems stated in the sentences before. You don't want to clear such problems - when they really are present in a system installation - by hand.

Glad, you fixed you problem in an easier way.

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