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Feature Addition: Scanning multiple directories for apps, opinions sought

John T. Haller's picture
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.

PortableApps Platform - Categorize / Hide Apps in Bulk Suggestion

Submitted by Zalex on July 3, 2018 - 2:13pm


I would like to ask for some way to reorder in Categories and Hide Apps in Bulk.

I have many apps from other sources inside PortableApps folder as well, and most of them contains other .exe files. Since there are a lot of them, and after some research without result, I would like to ask to Build some tool to edit all those files in bulk.

A tool inside the Platform or to be downloaded for those in this situation.

Platform no longer updates apps

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Submitted by nascent on July 1, 2018 - 6:39am

Unfortunately the Portableapps platform no longer updates apps. If I open the platform, click apps then check for updates, nothing happens.

I've tried reinstalling the platform and also downloading and installing the platform to a new location. however it appears the settings for the portable apps platform are ironically not portable, and the new download of the platform in a new location carries over the same settings. So if the problem is corruption then I have no way to delete the old settings or use a new instance without settings.

Updater requires to click through all installers

Submitted by yokj on June 24, 2018 - 8:22am

I have two machines with similar PA.c installs. When I periodically run "Update all apps", on one machine all apps are updated and all I have to do is click "Finish." On the other, I have to click through the installers of all the apps . The set of apps updating usually the same.

What would make the second install require all that clicking?

thanks in advance.

Vs 15.02 Update as well as program updates

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Submitted by rpelton on June 13, 2018 - 8:06pm

I have not used portable apps for many months. Today I upgraded the platform as well as 26 programs. All of this worked on my Win 10 machine the last time I utilized it. Now, each and every program fails to start and produces the following error message:

This application was unable to start correctly (0Xc000007b) Click OK to close the application.

The name off each individual program that I am trying to start is also at the top of the dialog.

Outdated Firefox icons in app store and second profile

Submitted by JarlPenguin on June 8, 2018 - 6:02am

I've noticed that all the Firefox icons in the installer pop-up menu are outdated ones, and that the 2nd profile for Mozilla Firefox's icons also do not match the current Quantum icons. I am thinking that this is because of older versions, but most of all the Beta and Developer edition icons are bugging me.