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PortableApps.com Menu, Backup and Platform/Suite installer.

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 PortableApps.com 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 PortableApps.com Platform and wanted to layout the setup and see if there are any comments or suggestions.

PortableApps.com 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 PortableApps.com Platform Change-log.

Moving the PortableApps.com Menu and Changing Its Startup Location

Submitted by Drazick on September 21, 2021 - 6:22am

While on the support page (https://portableapps.com/support/platform) there is a section which explains that the location of the PortableApps.com Menu is remembered I couldn't find how to reset its location.

How could one reset the location of the menu?
Where is the file the information is saved?

Desktop disappears when launching PortableApps

Submitted by gwt10 on September 7, 2021 - 11:10am

I had a PortableApps USB go bad the other day so I got an extra USB and put my backup from two weeks ago on there. Now I hit the PortableApps Start icon, the menu comes up like it should but the rest of my desktop icons disappears. It only happens on my PortableApps USB and none of the others.

It's screwing with Windows explorer.exe somehow. I ran the built-in repair tool on Windowsand it didn't find any errors.

Is the USB corrupt?

Is there something wrong explorer.exe?

Is there something wrong with my icon database?

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