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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.

Programmatically closing the Platform

Submitted by PortableGood on September 16, 2022 - 6:16am

Is there currently a way to programmatically close the Platform, such as from a batch file?

I tried:

PortableAppsPlatform.exe /?

to see if it would list command line options, but none were presented.

If it's not currently possible, could this functionality please be added? Supporting something like the following will be ideal:

PortableAppsPlatform.exe /quit


How to install some apps outside of the main platform's folder?

Submitted by MikeBlazer on September 10, 2022 - 2:22pm

I have installed the Portableapps platform on a removable drive with around 10 apps in total.

I'd like 2 of the apps moved to an internal drive so I don't need to connect an extrrnal one when I need to run those two apps.

I know that I can install any of the apps separately, without skipping the platform, but the I would need to update them manually.

Portableapps platform makes staying up to date easier.

Is there a way to install some of the Portableapps platform's apps outside of a standard platform's folder and still get them updated from the platform?

Does work better within its own drive ?

Submitted by NorbertK on September 9, 2022 - 4:49am

Hello all,
due to hardware problenms i have to migrate to an new laptop and it is painfiul , so that I plan to run as many portable applications as feasable.
I am new to and like it so far. I habe some questions and plan to write several posts to make things clearer.

I have the most important data on a nextclud server and sync that to a local folder on C:\

I create subfolders for each environment and start from there and this works fine. Does it make sense to assign drive letters to the path of the environments ?`

PortableApps Platform

Submitted by bulajap on September 8, 2022 - 12:52pm

I am starting to use the Portable Apps Platform for the first time. I have several Portable Apps applications already installed on one of my computer hard drives. How do I add those already Portable Apps programs to the Portable App Platform without losing those programs' configurations?
thank you