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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.

Very slow platform startup?

Submitted by gandalfmeister on October 15, 2018 - 3:10pm

I've just upgraded my laptop to a new i7 device running an SSD (up from i3 on regular harddrive) however {prtableapps platform test AGES (like 1 min!) to startup first time every day. On the old machine it would take about 20 secs - but on the new machine it is easily 3x slower

The progress bar is initially quite quick, and it then just stops for almost a minute, then just starts up without the progress bar completing.
What's going on and how can I fix it?

Updater aborts on a less severe error - why not continuing?

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Submitted by Martin0815 on October 8, 2018 - 4:56am

In the office some apps can't be updated, because our AntiVirus Solution denies the download.

Today GPU-Z was blocked.

If the updated tries to install an application, which installer download blocked, the updated shows an error and aborts updating, no matter how many apps are still to be updated.

Is there a chance to change this, to allow to continue - evt by user interaction?

New files in "DefaultData" folder not moved to "Data" folder

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Submitted by passat on September 18, 2018 - 5:26pm

When launcher starts portable app it shloud copy all fles from "DefaultData" to "Data" folder if thay are not already there. Platform 15.0.2
If "Data" folder does not contain any of those files (it's "empty"), all files are copied, but if some files already exists in "Data" folder from previous run, than new files are not copied to "Data" folder.

Win10/Win8 - Apps won't run ("Another Instance" + "Requires Windows _ or Later")

Submitted by ddayton on September 17, 2018 - 5:30pm

This is probably due to special work environments, but I thought I'd check with you folks.

I work in a public school system and I've always used PortableApps to keep a handy drive full of utilities for my job. Everything worked fine until I came back to school last month...

We transitioned MOST computers to Win10 last year. Everything was fine, however when I try to run the platform OR any individual portable app now:

make automatic updates and automated installation of portableapps via the app

Submitted by heynando on September 4, 2018 - 2:05am

when a user has several portableapps installed, currently the update process as well as the installation becomes extremely tedious very fast, since the user has to click the button NEXT for like a hundred times, literally BTW, especially if the number of apps being updated is great.

the suggestion would be to automate this process and make it a bit less congested and more importantly more fast. The user would only be required to click "next" for a few times independently of the number of apps being installed and or updated.