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I can't update the Platform on my main computer for the past few weeks

Submitted by StuckInAProxyLoop on July 29, 2023 - 8:04am

This is a reason why I made an account here, I just want to fix the error once and for all

A few months ago, I tried updating the Platform, but for some reason I can't update it, ended up deleting everything and starting over, I still have it

I tried asking Reddit twice, I Googled it, and even asked my dad, nothing worked and I still have this issue

Manually updating and installing still works, but I don't really want to do that

Installation on USB or Cloud

Submitted by _GME_ on July 10, 2023 - 8:13am

is there a different if I install the platform on a PC, USB or cloud expect the location (path)?
I installed the platform long time ago on a "USB Drive". Later I just copied the directory to a OneDrive folder.
Do I have to change any settings to have the best performance?
Thanks in advance.

How to show up "DataBase" close to Documents, Music etc. pp?

Submitted by Pberlin on June 16, 2023 - 3:23pm

Good Evening,

I'm not pretty sure, or if I have still created the Folder "Database". Since I need it each and every day, I'd like to join through the Sidebar, where "Documents, Music" etc. pp. are still allocated.

How I can manage to expand the Sidebar, or do I need to replace another Shortcut like "Music"?

I'm lost, Sorry!

Thank you and Kind Regards


Avast flagged v.26 updater as malware

Submitted by OsakaWebbie on June 16, 2023 - 1:41am

I have been using PortableApps for years and never seen this before. The platform wanted to update to 26.0, but when it started to do so, Avast Antivirus showed a popup saying that it had quarantined PortableApps.com_Platform_Setup_26.0.paf.exe because it was infected with "FileRepMalware [Misc]". Here is a screenshot with the details panel open:

Update Google Chrome Portable

Submitted by lapnhan on June 11, 2023 - 11:14am

Is there a way to update Google Chrome Portable ? For example, from version 113.0.5672.127 to version 114.0.5735.110 without having to delete all the data in that Chrome Portable (like cookies, extensions, history, ...) ?

I tried deleting the "App" folder in that Chrome Portable and replacing it with the latest Chrome Portable's "App" folder. Is this way effective? Other than this, is there a way to update without the error message "An error occurred while checking for updates: Update check failed to start (error code 1: 0x80004005).
Learn more" ?

Updates are not finishing downloading. Failing at about 98%

Submitted by sarobinson on June 11, 2023 - 9:17am

Been using portable for a number of years now. It has been very reliable. It has its quirks but generally they sort themselves out. Consequently never really had to post issues until now. (First post) Smile
This issue comes under the category of "sorting itself out" expect in this case it isn't and has been steadily getting worse over the last 6 months.

An error occurred when running Google Chrome Portable App with Selenium.

Submitted by lapnhan on June 10, 2023 - 10:13pm

"An error occurred while checking for updates: Update check failed to start (error code 1: 0x80004005).
Learn more
Version 114.0.5735.110 (Official Build) (32-bit)"

After I updated the Google Chrome Portable (manually delete the "App" folder and copy the "App" folder from the latest version of Google Chrome Portable downloaded from the homepage). I got this error.

The problem is that before I was able to run Google Chrome Portable with Selenium Python, but after updating and showing the above error. It can't run Selenium anymore.

ReNamer Automatically Opens When Running PortableApps Launcher

Submitted by VinX.MDK71 on June 4, 2023 - 2:49pm

For some reason the ReNamer program, which I do use from time to time, always opens upon running the Launcher... Every Time!. it has been doing so for months now and is terribly annoying. There is no option in the ReNamer settings to stop it from doing so that I have found. I recently updated to version 7.5, hoping a resolve was included in the patch, but no luck. Any help to resolve this issue would be most welcome.