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Sync portable apps to windows start menu

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robert2019
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Sync portable apps to windows start menu

I would like to sync the portable apps menu with the windows start menu. This can be achieved fairly easily by searching the portable apps folders for exe files and then copy and pasting as shortcuts in a folder called "portable apps" in

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
OR
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

The problem is that there are potenially many exe files which you don't really want to display e.g. minidump-analyzer.exe from firefox portable.

It would be much better if this functionality was built into the portableapp.com launcher so that every time you started it, the windows start folder was synced to the shortcuts in the launcher.

It should only require a few lines of code and take minutes for someone who knows the code.

It would be something like:

delete all items in %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\portableapps
for each item in launcher menu
create shortcut in %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\portableapps
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