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Custom user categories - Request

Submitted by antrrax on January 4, 2020 - 3:26pm

Please add the option for the user to create their own categories.

In the file App\AppInfo\appinfo.ini> session [Details] ,
I think you could create a variable for user categories and keep the original app category to perform the updates, for example:

; so it would be displayed in the menu
UserCategory = Video
; so is the original category
Category = Music & Video

I would like to separate my apps into more categories to make it easier to find apps visually:

Trouble installing portable apps to a usb drive

Submitted by nosty on December 8, 2019 - 7:07pm

First of all, let me say that I love portable apps. I recently got a USB 2.0 TB drive and I wanted to install portable apps on it. I work as a volunteer at 2 local seniors residences and for some of them, Portable Apps does just the ticket. I was wondering if the problem is the default format is exFAT? I would really love to install Portable Apps onto this thumb drive.



Sync portable apps to windows start menu

Submitted by robert2019 on November 22, 2019 - 8:47pm

I would like to sync the portable apps menu with the windows start menu. This can be achieved fairly easily by searching the portable apps folders for exe files and then copy and pasting as shortcuts in a folder called "portable apps" in

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\

The problem is that there are potenially many exe files which you don't really want to display e.g. minidump-analyzer.exe from firefox portable.

How do I "work around" the security 'thing on windodows 10 re: downloading and running portable app and

Submitted by eftpower on November 14, 2019 - 5:50am

I got the impression that I could download portable app to my stick and it would download and in stall on my stick my portable apps like openoffice, Instead I have all these .EXC files that I can not run with out getting rid of the windows security "thing : you will note I am NOT a tech.. I'm 78 and not as fast as I used to be. IF I where to use a NON windows ten computer to "install" the portable files and then transfer the 'installed" portable files to my stick would that work??

and I would need to do that with the portable app platform also?

Thank you for any help