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BigIUFan
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PortableApps update failures

For some time updates to both the PA platform and apps have been failing with errors like:

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PortableApps.com Platform
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Unable to download the file. This could be due to a proxy or network issue or the hosting server not permitting downloads from your location. File: http://portableapps.com/redirect/?s=p&a=AudacityPortable&d=sfpa&wv=8.1&f...

I've checked the other posts and tried the various workarounds or troubleshooting steps. I'm able to download the referenced link from within all browsers including IE. Of the apps I have installed, all fail EXCEPT for Database Browser and LibreOffice. A couple take slightly longer to fail, but fail never the less.

What additional information can I gather that can help pinpoint the problem?

Thanks.

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Firewall

Do you have a local software firewall or corporate/university firewall that may be affecting connections? What OS are you using? Note that Windows XP and Vista will have issues connecting with modern encryption now.

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BigIUFan
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I'm currently running Windows

I'm currently running Windows 10 1909. It's certainly likely that there is a firewall between me and the internet. However, given that I can download the applications directly from IE, Chrome, and Firefox WITHOUT specifying a proxy, I'm not sure how that could be the problem.

As I mentioned, it's also interesting that a couple apps with update just fine while the majority fail.

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Portable Apps Platform cannot Update: Error = Still Running

Portable Apps Platform is trying to update automatically but it results in an error: "Portable Apps Updater Still Running." I cannot "close" the updater that is trying to update. Screenshot: https://photos.app.goo.gl/yp1LhHZWvPJfisna6

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Update Worked

I tried several times to make the update work prior to posting the above comment. I just tried again and the update worked. Nothing changed except that I commented on this forum. Hmmm????

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I'm getting an update error

I'm getting an update error too. I'm also getting an download failed when I try to download the newest update directly from portableapps or from sourceforge.

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Update Fail

https://imgur.com/a/nIcT3fy
I got the same problem updating Firefox

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