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Run as a portable app?

Glenn 2 years ago updated by Alexey Fedorov 2 years ago 5

We have very heavy security settings on Windows at work. I can't get Firework to install there. It won't run properly from the location it installs to. Is there any way to create a portable app for Firework where everything is self-contained in one folder (app & all data)? I can run apps without issue if there are designated "safe" folders, but since Firework installs in set location, it won't work. I've tried to copy the Firework app folders from %APPDATA% to trick my system to get the app to run, and it does somewhat, but not completely. Most of the time, the task bar icon will disappear, even though the app is running. It loads up, but if I right click the task bar icon to pin it, it just disappears, but I can still see it running in Task Manager.

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Hi, Glenn. We cannot to implement selection of install directory soon because from 9 thousand Firework users only 2 users asked for this feature. Maybe in the future we will implement is as an advanced options.


If you can to set any permissions to any folder I suggest to try such workaround – copy Firework folder to "Local data" foder and set full permissions. If this solution makes sense to you just tell me and I will try to investigate for you which steps have to execute.

Under review

I will talk with our developers. Maybe it is possible. I will inform you tomorrow.

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Hi. Firework uses "AddData" system folder under Windows. It is unlikely that you have the permission to change it. :(

I have permission to change anything I want, but the issue I have is that there are components in those folders that would better suit me to run in a different folder. We have security/antivirus software that will exclude stuff that runs in a pre-defined folder on our hard drive, and any subfolder under that top level folder. If I was allowed to pick and choose the folder/location where I want the Firework app to install, I could select a folder where the security software wouldn't stop it from running. Your installation doesn't prompt for a location to install. It just goes where you have it pre-programmed to go, and that location doesn't play nice with our security software. I was just hoping to have a way where I could pick where I want the app and files to be placed during the install.

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Hi, Glenn. We cannot to implement selection of install directory soon because from 9 thousand Firework users only 2 users asked for this feature. Maybe in the future we will implement is as an advanced options.


If you can to set any permissions to any folder I suggest to try such workaround – copy Firework folder to "Local data" foder and set full permissions. If this solution makes sense to you just tell me and I will try to investigate for you which steps have to execute.

Developers told me that each auto update will remove all your Firework data. Firework will think that he is a new application every time. :(