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Windows XP/Vista/7 Compatible App Packages, Adding To The App Directory

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Submitted by John T. Haller on October 31, 2022 - 8:19pm

I'm working on adding legacy builds of our officially-released apps that have dropped support for Windows XP, Vista, or 7 to the base app homepages. The goal is to make them easier to find for folks on legacy systems. I'm listing out completed packages and packages that are being researched and built below. The packages are designed to install alongside your main app installs and won't be updated to the latest version - breaking compatibility with your legacy OS - by the PA.c Platform. We don't need copies of any of the apps listed, thanks.

Outdated Official Portable Applications

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 11, 2012 - 12:00am

Welcome to the outdated apps tracker. Please post a comment for any outdated official apps that aren't already listed with AppName Version as the title (no dashes, Vs or other text). Before posting a request, please make sure that their stable Windows build is available and they have been announced by their publisher (just being available on a download/ftp server, github, or 3rd party site doesn't count as the app may not yet be official). Comments will be deleted as they are added.

Firefox Portable

Submitted by Zvonko on June 3, 2023 - 2:40pm


Firefox Portable shows the message that a new version is available (which could be downloaded by clicking on the Download button). Can this update method be used with the portable version?

Thanks in advance,

Working Firefox 32bit developer edition was updated to 64bit now doesn't work anymore

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Submitted by wonkawilly on June 2, 2023 - 1:41am

Hallo everybody I am new just registered few minutes ago. Hope this is the right place to ask for this little issue.

A while ago I had installed into PortableApps platform a perfectly working Firefox Developer Edition 32bit i used a lot, but today the update was triggered and PortableApps replaced the woking 32 bi version with a not korking 64bit that doesn't work anymore on win7 32bit.

Where can I find the last 32bit version of the Firefox developer edition paf.exe file to get back che 32bit version of this great software?

Portable Web Apps and Windows Firewall

Submitted by NetPortable on May 25, 2023 - 8:11am

Does anyone know why portable web applications fail to resolve the web at all when Windows firewall is set to default block policy, despite app allows in firewall rules?

Having given web apps like Firefox wide allows in firewall, setting default policy to block instantly fails them.
I have also tried forcing Firefox to use local wireless network DNS with continued failure. Windows native applications do not fail in this way, and I cannot understand why.