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kjisi
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Unable to connect to PortableApps.com to retrieve portable apps

Hi there,
since a few weeks I cannot use the platform Help/Check for Updates anymore.
Even if I reinstall everything from scratch I can download portable apps, but the update function still doesn't work.

Is there a log file which knows a bit more about what fails and where?

I have Windows 10, a DSL connection without any proxy, in internet connection settings every proxy option is unchecked.

How can I proceed to fix this?
Thanks, Klaus

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Antivirus and two drive letters

OK, found it finally.
Bitdefender had in its firewall an entry to permit "C:\Z2P\PGMS\PortableApps\PortableApps.com\PortableAppsUpdater.exe".
But that path maps in windows 10 to "E:\Z2P\PGMS\PortableApps\PortableApps.com\PortableAppsUpdater.exe", and I have a shortcut to the E: path to start the platform - and the update from there.

That was not understood by Bitdefender.

I added "E:\Z2P\PGMS\PortableApps\PortableApps.com\PortableAppsUpdater.exe" to the firewall configuration, and now everything works again :-).

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