Yesterday I tried to install jPortable (x64) on my Win 10 machine (via Portable Apps ... get more apps...). It went through the motions, it said it installed it (the option disappeared from the list of available apps). However, when I subsequently checkd on the list of installed portable programmes, it was not there. Now I can not 'uninstall' it (because it's not on my list of installed progs), nor can I re-install it , because it is not on the list of 'available' apps.
What am I doing wrong?
In PortableApps>Common or CommonFiles.
Yes, I see it there, thanks. However it does not show up on my list (of already installed) portable apps, hence my confusion. I see that there is a later (non-portable) version installed on the machine (v1.8.0_ 271) currently installed. Should I remove this?
It’s added to your usb drive in case there’s not an installed copy on your local pc. The version on your local pc will be used, in your case, first, unless you indicate otherwise. Example: Libre office; it automatically uses the java on the local pc first unless it’s not installed, then you have to point Libre office at the portable version unless it automatically looks for it. I’m not familiar with how Libre office connects to java, I just know that it uses the portable version if the fully installed version isn’t available.