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Apps won't run

Submitted by T-man on September 3, 2022 - 2:16am

I installed PortableApps to a USB flash drive and downloaded a few apps. Whenever I try to run an app I get the User Account Control message, "Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?" I then select "Yes", the message disappears like normal, but then nothing happens. I've tried selecting "No" and also "run as an administrator" but those didn't make a difference either.

I'm running Windows 10 Home, Version 21H2 (Build 19044, 1889)

Has anyone run into this before?

Latest version portable apps platform shuffles the icons/programs.

Submitted by gracie46 on August 28, 2022 - 11:04pm

I am finding the latest version of the portable apps program very disconcerting. The list of programs shuffles everytime I select one to open, sometimes so quickly that I inadvertently open the wrong program, and I have to search the list each time I use it because things are never where I expect them to be. It doesn't seem to follow any logic--like putting the currently used program on top. I have looked for a toggle setting to turn off this feature--if it is intentional--but not found anything.

starting Portable Apps results in error I/O error 1392

Submitted by Schubert-Wang on August 9, 2022 - 3:02pm

after system reboot after a unexpected power outage I recieve the error message "I/O error 1392" with OK button. Clicking OK message window disappears, no PA window visible.
Task Manager shows (32bit) and child task Menu task in the task list.
PortableApps is not accessible.

Anki Portable, command line in PortableApps Platform

Submitted by chrisfox on August 3, 2022 - 4:14am


Anki Portable is not in PortableApps store unfortunately, so I had to download the official .zip of anki and unzip inside PortableApp folder. To launch Anki you have to provide the location of the data folder on your PC. So I had to provide the data location to Anki, I had to create a anki.bat file with:

    start "" /b "%~dp0anki.exe" -b "%~dp0../../Documents/Flashcards/"

Unfortunately .bat cannot be added to PortableApps Platform.

Long overdue features

Submitted by Go_sit_in_the_c... on July 24, 2022 - 6:49pm

Sorry, but tough love time. Apparently I registered this account 4 years ago, but I've used PA for as long as its been around (admittedly not heavily). So, I have to ask...

Question 1: Resizable menu when?

Seriously, it was okay when laptops were rocking 1024x768 screens, but it now makes far more sense to use a secondary launcher over the actual PA Launcher. I still launch the PA Launcher every once in a while to get updates, but otherwise ignore all its features.

Problem Ejecting USB Drive

Submitted by daven2411 on June 25, 2022 - 2:40am

I am having problems ejecting my USB drive after using PortableApps. If I insert the USB drive, do a few file copies from File Explorer, then eject the drive, all works fine. But if I launch PortableApps, shutdown PortableApps, then try to eject the drive, it tells me that there are files open on the drive. I've checked in Resource Monitor and I cannot see any files open on my USB drive but it still won't eject. I am using version 21.2.2 of the platform which I believe is the most up to date. Any suggestions as to what is causing my problem.