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System Shutdown prevented after apps update ends, until "Finish" button pressed

Submitted by andublin on May 26, 2022 - 6:07am

Bug: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.19044.1706] 64 bit, and current version of PortableApps,
Only a minor annoyance:
System Shutdown is prevented after apps update ended, until "Finish" button is pressed
Maybe unnecessary system modal dialogue box? (please forgive me if terminology incorrect)

To reproduce:

One or more apps update is started, left running and user is doing other work in foreground.


Submitted by pineapple on May 26, 2022 - 2:04am

I would like more control over categories.
I would like to easily remove, rename, and add new categories.
Moving a list of apps to a new category is cumbersome and emptying an unwanted category means moving numerous apps somewhere else.
Can this be done through the .ini file?

Adding additional environment variables to the platform

Submitted by Brisingr Aerowing on May 24, 2022 - 11:21pm

I'm setting up a portable development environment using PA.c, and a couple things I'm using (.NET 6 SDK and Python) have environment variables that can tell them where to put things. I'd like to have a file somewhere that lists those and is loaded by the platform upon startup. Is that currently possible?

[Closed] Access violation at address 00629644 in module 'PortableAppsPlatform.exe'. Read of address 00000004

Submitted by Portableappsbro on May 8, 2022 - 6:00am

Duplicate of

I receive this error every couple of days

Already installed latest version over it but nothing changed

Updates are S-L-O-WWWWW

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Submitted by crogonint on May 7, 2022 - 4:28am

I don't know what's going on, but updates went from slow from to ludicrous slow. Win7 x64 / Linux under Wine Win7. Some odd months ago updates would take 15-18 minutes. Then that went up to 30-40 recently. Now.. now I've been running updates for about 2 hours. One will hang occasionally, so it's not entirely the apps fault, but what in the HELL is going on here??

File Access Denied

Submitted by PeterMNZ on April 10, 2022 - 4:45am

I have a 1 TB USB Drive which I use reasonably regularly.
My PC is a Win 10 HP computer 64 bit, a few years old.

Now when Portable Apps opens it minimises after saying "file access denied".
At the same time it does call and install updates.

Can anyone please help??