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Possibility to change the Documents, Images, Videos and Music folders

Submitted by rd.mozar on January 6, 2021 - 2:51pm

Hello good afternoon, I always used the platform, but one thing has always bothered me: not being able to change folders in the start menu (documents, videos, music and images).

Please incorporate this in the options ... it's kind of useless, but it would be a good one for those who like to organize their folders to their liking.


Feature Request - Category subfolders plz reconsider

Submitted by ninken on January 1, 2021 - 6:28pm

Hi, John Haller

I known in the past that you were against Portable apps from having nested categories. I remember a long time ago someone actually forked portable apps and was able add it. However I can't find that source anymore, to try to update it.

Here are my reasons why I think you should reconsider adding this into the platform.

[Fixed] Unable to download update

Submitted by reliable on December 29, 2020 - 5:53am

The update mechanism used to work but recently (for no apparent reason) has consistently produced this error:
"Unable to download the file. This could be due to a proxy or network issue or the hosting server not permitting downloads from your location." I'm located in Israel.
I tested updating only specific apps via the updater with the same results.

install portable apps platform on a pc windows 10

Submitted by Colchis on December 14, 2020 - 9:36pm

I would like to know if it is okay to install the portable apps platform on a Laptop with Windows 10 Home edition on SSD drive and then install the portable apps I would like. Would it be easier to install updates of the apps as well would there be any issues with the windows start menu or any other issues. please provide details thanks

PortableAppsToStartMenu tool

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Submitted by dummzeuch on December 6, 2020 - 1:33pm

Just in case anybody else is interested:

I wrote a tool that reads the portable apps directory (configurable, defauls to c:\PortableApps) and adds them to the Windows 10 start menu.
Announcement is here:

It's written in Delphi 10.2, source code is available under the MPL and I am willing to donate it to the PortableApps platform if you are interested.

[Fixed] Range Check error in debug build

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Submitted by dummzeuch on December 6, 2020 - 12:20pm

I just downloaded the latest source archive from SourceForge (PortableAppsPlatformSource17.1.1.7z) and tried to compile and run it in debug mode. I immediately got a Range Check error here:

unit main.pas, Line 1905:

for iControl := 0 to length(arrAppButtonForegrounds) do
if (TObject(arrAppButtonButtons[iControl]) = Sender) or (TObject(arrAppButtonForegrounds[iControl]) = Sender) then

Which is correct because arrAppButtonForegrounds is declared as

arrAppButtonForegrounds: array [0..19] of TImage;

jPortable (x64)

Submitted by occam on November 26, 2020 - 4:27am

Yesterday I tried to install jPortable (x64) on my Win 10 machine (via Portable Apps ... get more apps...). It went through the motions, it said it installed it (the option disappeared from the list of available apps). However, when I subsequently checkd on the list of installed portable programmes, it was not there. Now I can not 'uninstall' it (because it's not on my list of installed progs), nor can I re-install it , because it is not on the list of 'available' apps.

What am I doing wrong?