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Environment variable with the portable app path to be able to call it whatever the situation

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chrisfox
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Environment variable with the portable app path to be able to call it whatever the situation

Hi, I am using WinMerge Portableapps to compare files (great for that).
And I have another tool compare folders (WinMerge folder comparison is not usable), which is not portable unfortunately. https://imgur.com/a/qhse3hS

Is there an environment variable created by PortableApps Platform I can use in order to enter the path of WinMerge Portable?
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mjashby
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Environment Variables

If the ViceVersa product you refer to is by TGRMN Software then it is inappropriate to discuss here as it is a commercial product which comes with a restrictive license which prohibits user modification.

As far as Winmerge (and any other PortableApps) goes, you can examine for yourself how any Environment Variables are handled by checking the application's .ini file in PortableApps > [Application]Portable > AppInfo > launcher, using https://portableapps.com/development/portableapps.com_format as a guide.

chrisfox
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No PortableApps environement variables?

My question is independent of any third party applications. I am just asking which environment variable are recreated by PortableApps Platform ?

a/ when I look at the URL sent above, I can only read about these environment variables: %PROGRAMFILES%, %COMMONFILES%, %DESKTOP%, %WINDIR%, %SYSDIR%, %APPDATA%, %LOCALAPPDATA% and %TEMP%.
But these are Windows environment not PortableApps Platforms environment variables.

b/ I have also looked into the System of my Windows running PortableApps Platform, and I cannot see any PortableApps related environment varibles ! If there are not here where are they?

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