[FAQ] ReHIPS and portable applications

Started by fixer, June 14, 2017, 12:59:55 PM

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You've got a portable application and you want to run it in isolation in ReHIPS. But for some reason it crashes or misbehaves. What's the matter? Let's take a step back and remember what makes portable programs different from other programs. Their portability. It means they keep their settings right with them in their folder. And most likely they also write their settings, not just read them. Guessed already? That's right, they need write access to their folder as most likely they don't have it. And different programs react to it differently: some just crash, some suppress error and work incorrectly later and only few show a reasonable error that may give a hint what's wrong. And don't forget, for security reasons the best course of action is to allow access not to the whole folder, but for settings files only, the ones that really need to be writable.

So don't forget to give portable applications write (and read just in case) access to their settings files.