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Moving the Menu and Changing Its Startup Location

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

While on the support page ( there is a section which explains that the location of the 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?

Apps locked when moving to another PC

Submitted by Pluc on August 20, 2021 - 7:15am

Hello community,
I am having some issues with PortableApps when switching my 6TB HDD from laptop to PC.

Basically, I may spend few weeks using a laptop and then switch back to my deskptop. In order to always have the same apps and configs, I am using this hdd but lately I am unable to load any portable app I used on the laptop, or even worse, I can start ThunderBird but the emails and accounts are gone.

My guess is it's not 100% PA fault, or at all, but something related with Windows 10 permissions or something (which I left unchanged since the installation).

My dream

Submitted by Eric TRAVERT on August 15, 2021 - 7:00am


Sorry for my poor english.

Is it possible In windows " Updater" ? :
+ Button "Download only" + checkbox + field "destination path".
+ Checkbox "MD5" for download appfile.md5 in addition .
+ Checkbox "SHA256" for download appfile.sha256 in addition.

Objectif :

For users of, only one download for many pc and/or pc offline.
For, less traffic.

Cordially. Eric TRAVERT

a weird explorer windows after using options in PortableApps file

Submitted by wetabax on August 13, 2021 - 1:24pm

Hi. I use Win 8.1 and when I simply open the Options menu in PortableApps, after closing it always opens a strange explorer window that doesn't have nothing inside, no buttons, no bars, nothing. The only way to close this window is going in the bottom taskbar and closing this windor from there.

Nothing very dangerous, but strange.