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Feature Addition: Scanning multiple directories for apps, opinions sought

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Submitted by John T. Haller on February 22, 2017 - 6:59pm

There have been a few requests over the years to have the Platform scan additional paths for apps. The rationale is usually that users want to keep non-PAF apps separate from PAF apps or apps that are updated automatically by the platform separate from those that are not. I'm planning on implementing this within a future release of the Platform and wanted to layout the setup and see if there are any comments or suggestions. Platform Bug Report and Feature Tracker

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Submitted by John T. Haller on July 19, 2011 - 11:29pm

Please report any bugs you find with the platform here. There is a separate forum thread for localization discussion and another for apps that need an update. Bug reports made in comments will be deleted once added to this categorized list. Duplicate reports will be removed. Fixed bugs are listed in the Platform Changelog.

Some Way To Uninstall PA Plugins?

Submitted by NotMine on April 21, 2018 - 2:20pm

Is there some way to uninstall unwanted Portable Apps plugins, like the GNUPG plugin (v2.26?) in the most recent update?

I can look through the entire PA menu system and not find a single reference to PA plugins. That's where I would normally look to find some PA apps that I want to remove.

I looked through the PA folder structure on my SSD and did not see any obvious indications of te PA GNUPG plugin being installed anywhere. I did not do any "file by file" searching; Windows isn't exactly friendly like Unix or Linux when that needs to be done.

USB is Write Protected

Submitted by Soumy on April 8, 2018 - 10:44am

My USB is Lexar 32gb, with NTFS fs and no lock switch. After I installed the platform (14.4.3), it was working for a little while. Suddenly, when I try to exit, it said something like "Unable to write to E://PortableApps/PortableAppsMenu/Data/PortableAppsMenu" or something like that. After that, all the files on my usb are write protected, and I don't seem to have the control over it, as Nothing seems to have worked.

[Bug] Unable to update apps via Platform 14.4.3

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Submitted by John T. Haller on April 6, 2018 - 1:45pm

Some users are experiencing issues updating apps via the current stable platform release. The error given will be similar to:

"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. File:..."

This issue will require some investigation to solve due to the fact that the updater/app store uses the built-in Windows internet components to handle downloads. As such, we likely have a few issues to work on fixing.

Conflict of access with firefox dektop when a portable version already launched

Submitted by makni on March 29, 2018 - 12:46pm

I use a portable Firefox version ESR 52.2.0, and I already configured this version in mono instance. when I try to access a web page with the Firefox desktop version, a tab on the portable version is displayed.
is there any solution that disable the display of a firefox Desktop tab on the firefox portable version knowing that I want to keep the configuration in mono instance of the portable version that I use?

Update parameter

Submitted by Maestr0 on March 27, 2018 - 3:21am

Hi there,

I don't use the PortableAppsPlatform for anything except to quickly and easily update all the apps (I use a launcher I wrote myself using Autohotkey). I was wondering if there is a parameter or another way to only update all the installed portable apps and then auto-close?
You're not supposed to PortableAppsUpdater directly, I tried that Smile

Thanks in advance!

PS. if you're interested in the launcher, let me know, it's on Github.

Start App anyway after cleanup message.

Submitted by dforkel on March 26, 2018 - 3:45am


I like to use portable apps (on the system drive) because of the automatic update feature.
Some are even in Windows Autostart (CrystalDiskInfo...), which sometimes leads to the "App has not been propery closed"-message (not sure about exact english phrase).
(I think when shutting down Windows the PortableApp-Launcher sometimes gets closed before the app it is monitoring)

It is then starting to clean up and exits.
It would be so much more convenient, if it could just start the app anyway after cleaning up instead of just exiting.