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Starting Portable Apps when Menu does not start

Submitted by Mor on March 25, 2007 - 12:59pm

I use the memory stick, becouse I do travel very often and have to use the public internet points and internet in hotels. These computers are most of the time set in a way that the Port.Apps.Menu does not start. With explorer.exe it is possible to go to the drive-letter of the stick and start anyway.
Is there a way to start explorer.exe also when the 'my computer'icon is not there?
Like a key-combination or so.
Sometimes even the Windows startmenu is not there. So the possebilety to start explorer.exe in the run menu is also not possible.

PAM and Win2k

Submitted by bulldog@bulldog... on March 24, 2007 - 9:01am

I'm having a problem with PAM working on Win2k SP3. I don't have the option of installing SP4 due to other software restrictions. Is this a known problem or is it just me? The error says the actual PAM executable has generated errors and a log will be log will be created. The log isn't created, at least I can't find it in any of the usual locations.

Help would be appreciated. BTW I'm really pleased with this program and the portable apps concept. Its a solution that I've been looking for solution like this for years, and U3 just doesn't cut it.


Memory Suggestion

Submitted by kiwizz on March 21, 2007 - 10:44pm

Just a suggestion. Would it be possible to have the contents of the drive copied into ram upon inserting the drive? It could be done via ramdrive, but im thinking that any changes will still need to be written to the drive before unmounting. Has anyone discussed this possiblilty? It would make alot of sense if it could be done as it would dramatically increase access times and decrease flash writes.

Upon mounting you could offer an option to mount the drive normally, or mount into system memory so it would still run fine on systems with insufficient memory.

Suggestion for Portable Apps Backup.

Submitted by Nerd on March 21, 2007 - 8:21pm

Have you considered using UHARC instead of 7zip? It compresses better

Download all UHARC versions

What's new in version 0.6a

- option to create self-extracting archives (SFX / Win32 only)
- using again PMODE/W DOS Extender (does not need external program)

Note: UHARC 0.6a archives are compatible with v0.6 archives but
NOT compatible with any previous version (version number

No program icons showing in PAM

Submitted by Krib on March 20, 2007 - 11:09pm

I'm having a problem where all my program icons display the generic windows icon. Folder icons on the right are all working however.

These are all standard portable apps found on this site; nothing I converted, or hacked, or anything. I'm having the problem both with the most recent standard install of PAM, and with the new beta from January.

This is a Sandisk Cruzer Titanium 2GB, with U3 uninstalled.

port apps. menu and siemens wifi adapter

Submitted by Mor on March 18, 2007 - 6:31am

I run the menu from a Ativa usb-stick. As my Toshiba satellite laptop (XPsp2)has no USB2, I use a PCMCIAcard for a USB2 connection, which speeds up the communication with a Wifi-adapter as well as for the usb-stick. This worked well before with the Speedtouch-alcatell adapter. To use the 11.g protocol, I got the Siemens Wifi USBadapter 108. This works also well on the USB2 port. But, when I insert the USBstick, the computer crashes. When both are allready connected at startup, the wifi connection, will simply not start at all.

New Install of Portable Apps - Menu Interface Skewed/Misaligned

Submitted by kiwizz on March 17, 2007 - 9:43pm

Have done a new Install of the most recent version after formatting my USB thumb drive and the interface is all out of place. The app launching buttons are in the right place but it looks as if the menu is too far to the top right of the screen, leaving a big black area where the menu should be.