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[Fixed] Required platform update (23.1) : NSIS Error : Error launching installer

Rene-Diependaele's picture
Submitted by Rene-Diependaele on January 13, 2023 - 6:20am

Portable : Windows 10 Pro V22H2 (Build from system 19045.2486)
Never using as an administrator
Using as local user without admin rights

All necessary rights provided on :
C:\Users\'my username'\AppData\Local\Temp

Current : Portable Apps 22.0.1
Never had Portable Apps Installer errors before

What I did :
Check Port Apps update
Required platform update (23.1)
NSIS Error : Error launching installer

Improve LosslessCut app

Submitted by xmha97 on December 12, 2022 - 4:29pm

Hi, The portable version of the LosslessCut app can be improved.


➖ ;WorkingDirectory=%PAL:AppDir%\LosslessCut
➕ CommandLineArguments=--user-data-dir=%PAL:DataDir%\AppData

➖ [DirectoriesMove]
➖ LosslessCutAppData=%APPDATA%\LosslessCut

This command line can be used for all Electron apps.


Contributing code changes for PortableAppsPlatform

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Submitted by Dustin Luck on December 3, 2022 - 4:09pm

Please forgive me if this has been answered/documented somewhere. I have looked and couldn't find anything.

I have coded a new feature and would like to know how to submit it to be considered for inclusion in PortableAppsPlatform.

I was looking for a way to set environment variables (specifically the PATH) globally for all the portable apps I use. I know i can modify them for each individual app, but it saves a lot of trouble by doing it in one place.

Security Issues with PortableApps

Submitted by portabc on November 20, 2022 - 12:52pm

Dear PortableApps Developers,

It came to my attention, that PortablApps has some pretty huge security issues, that could be easily avoided, if the person responsible for updating portable apps had just a smudge of understanding what an update on other than MS Windows system is and how it differs.

There is of course the second matter of abandoned apps and a complete mess with the choice of apps presented to the end user, with complete disregard over their privacy and security.