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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 Change-log.

System Shutdown prevented after apps update ends, until "Finish" button pressed

Submitted by andublin on May 26, 2022 - 6:07am

Bug: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19044.1706] 64 bit, and current version of PortableApps,
Only a minor annoyance:
System Shutdown is prevented after apps update ended, until "Finish" button is pressed
Maybe unnecessary system modal dialogue box? (please forgive me if terminology incorrect)

To reproduce:

One or more apps update is started, left running and user is doing other work in foreground.


Submitted by pineapple on May 26, 2022 - 2:04am

I would like more control over categories.
I would like to easily remove, rename, and add new categories.
Moving a list of apps to a new category is cumbersome and emptying an unwanted category means moving numerous apps somewhere else.
Can this be done through the .ini file?

Adding additional environment variables to the platform

Submitted by Brisingr Aerowing on May 24, 2022 - 11:21pm

I'm setting up a portable development environment using PA.c, and a couple things I'm using (.NET 6 SDK and Python) have environment variables that can tell them where to put things. I'd like to have a file somewhere that lists those and is loaded by the platform upon startup. Is that currently possible?

[Closed] Access violation at address 00629644 in module 'PortableAppsPlatform.exe'. Read of address 00000004

Submitted by Portableappsbro on May 8, 2022 - 6:00am

Duplicate of

I receive this error every couple of days

Already installed latest version over it but nothing changed

Updates are S-L-O-WWWWW

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Submitted by crogonint on May 7, 2022 - 4:28am

I don't know what's going on, but updates went from slow from to ludicrous slow. Win7 x64 / Linux under Wine Win7. Some odd months ago updates would take 15-18 minutes. Then that went up to 30-40 recently. Now.. now I've been running updates for about 2 hours. One will hang occasionally, so it's not entirely the apps fault, but what in the HELL is going on here??