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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

Add and Remove from PATH

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Submitted by tinjaw on October 16, 2019 - 9:15am

When I start up the platform, I would like a setting to allow me to PREpend portable app directories to my PATH environment variable. When I shutdown the platform, I would like those items removed from the altered PATH.

The purpose of this is to put portableapps in the front of the line for CLI. For example, there might be an older version of a program installed to the system I am using. I want my newer portableapp version to be found first on a command line prompt.

Regarding: - Platform working on Linux operating systems

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Submitted by divinenews on October 8, 2019 - 11:56pm

I am considering installing a Linux operating system on my PC.

Will Platform work on any or all Linux operating systems and will all portable apps work on my Linux OP if they are installed on the Platform?

If this ( Platform) was a way for all portable apps to work on any or all Linux operating systems, it would expand and the Linux operating systems.

portableapps app does no longer start after broken update

Submitted by kpischke on October 5, 2019 - 10:28am

Updates went very well and without problems for the last 5 years. But today a file could not be overwritten by the update process. As it could still not do after multiple repitions, I cancelled the update. But now I can no longer start portableapps ... I assume that older ecxecutables and/or libraries had been delted but not replaced by newer ones ... the tray icon is still there but on every try to access it "acess violations" are reported.

Would a new install of portableapps overwrite everything I already have on disk or is there a repair mode at installation?