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Error Message when running program off PortableApps Menu

Submitted by Trekker on January 20, 2007 - 5:05pm

I've been using the PortableApps Menu system on my new flash drive for a while now, and I must say it works wonderfully (much better than the U3 software that came with it). Anyways, I recently installed Civilization 2 onto my flash drive. I had done this on my old drive(s) and it always ran fine on other computers. I put it on my new drive, and it runs fine when I go into the folders and activate the actual .exe file. However, whenever I try to run it off the PortableApps Menu, I get the following error message:

Error "-8" in module "4" data: 0 0

File open failed: MODULES.DB

Volume label change

Submitted by pctyson on January 20, 2007 - 9:56am

Can anyone tell me why the program has changed the volume label on my portable hard drive? I do not like this behavior at all and there does not seem to be any settings under the options menu to prevent this. I really like this program but I dislike this obtrusive behavior enough that I will probably remove it. Since it appears that there is no uninstall application, I guess that I am going to have to manually remove the registry entries. It would be awesome if this application did not use the registry but instead used an .ini file.

eject usb drive problems

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Submitted by rlabus on January 18, 2007 - 5:15pm

Seems that the icon in the bottom right tray only show up when it wants. Is there a way to open the remove bla bla bla(i forget what it is called)window? All I want to do is know that I will not have a problem pulling out my drive.

Thanks Bob

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Skinning and UI Suggestions for PortableApps Menu ***NEW IDEAS*** 02.06.07

Submitted by dragonmage on January 16, 2007 - 7:01pm

Skinning and UI Suggestions for PortableApps Menu


+ A single png could be used to replace background.jpg and background_top.bmp.
- It would also allow for transparent and semi transparent areas.
- It would keep file size of themes down. ( I'm using a 600k background_top.bmp in the theme I'm working on, to allow for trans at the edges of the ridges)


+ There should be margin adjustment for menu items.

Quick & Easy Launcher

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Submitted by SmithTech on January 16, 2007 - 10:46am

Since there seems to be fair amount of requests for help on creating launchers.
Here is a quick way to do.
Once PAM 1.1 is released this will not be needed though.
1. Download this batch converter. (Its freeware I found it using google)
2. Copy this to a text file and rename it to {appname}.bat
START ..\{AppName}\App\{foldername}\{exeName}.exe
this is the relative path to your exe from the PAM folder you will place your files and launcher in.
3. Edit the path to fit your path and exe name.


Submitted by belo on January 15, 2007 - 1:00pm

sory for i writing but i want to uninstal portable apps menu from my pc and i dont know how?!
i cant to get in c: beacouse then is starting portable apps aplication!
i was instal portableapps in c:.
can enibody help me?there is no uninstal.exe for portableapps in my desktop pc!
please i want to remove completly this aplication from my pc and i want to enter in c: like usuali before i instaled portable aplication!
thansk for help!
u can wtite me on [Moderator RM: Removed email to protect from spam]

Closing the App

Submitted by thomas175 on January 12, 2007 - 1:32pm

I have sucessfully (I believe) installed PortableApps to my USB flash device. I cannot find a way to close the App after I am done using it and before I Safely Stop the USB. The programs I installed run fine, no problems.

How do I close the PortableApps other than going into Task Manager?


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Mutli Monitor Display Problem

Submitted by WORMSS on January 12, 2007 - 1:16am

Main Suggestion

  • Hello, i have my Start Menu on my Left hand Screen [not primary] but PAM opens on my Right Hand Screen, [primary]

    the way the screens are set up are nessisary so changing primary/secondary/tercery order around is not an option

    is it possible in an upcomming version to either

    • have PAM to have an option to decide which screen [if multi monitor is detected] or
    • Default on the screen that has the Start Menu?

    [the 2nd option is probelly the most feasable idea]

include POP3/IMAP email checker?

Submitted by moronoxyd on January 11, 2007 - 11:33pm

A little idea I had just now: What about adding an email checking functionality to the Menu?

Nothing fance, just checking one or more POP3/IMAP accounts in the background every x minutes and giving some optical feedback if new mail arrives (animated trayicon, litte popup).

That would eleminate the need to have my own email program or a separate checker running all the time.

Delete Extra .exe's?

Submitted by garand on January 11, 2007 - 9:31am

I like the format of the portableapps suite but certain apps i install(programming stuff,etc.) Have more than one exe in them. I only want the program exe to show and i would like to rename them without changing the file name. Is this coming soon?