Author Topic: PatchMyPC updates softwares without retaining the original install location  (Read 1623 times)

kenijo

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I install most of my software in a location that is not the default one: C:\Software
When PatchMyPC detacts an update, it updates some software in their proper location (my custom location) and some others in the default location: Program Files or Program Files (x86).

I found a few in the past but cannot remember which one they were. The latest ones I have encountered not working include:
  • VLC Media Player 3
  • Mozilla Firefox 52

I attached the log for when I updated Firefox

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We are simply calling the installation from the vendor using their silent install command. This would really by on their installer to retain the current install path for their application. As a workaround, you could disable the silent installation of apps in the options menu. This would download the app and launch it to ensure you can enter a custom path for apps that don't retain it.

I install most of my software in a location that is not the default one: C:\Software
When PatchMyPC detacts an update, it updates some software in their proper location (my custom location) and some others in the default location: Program Files or Program Files (x86).

I found a few in the past but cannot remember which one they were. The latest ones I have encountered not working include:
  • VLC Media Player 3
  • Mozilla Firefox 52

I attached the log for when I updated Firefox

kenijo

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Thank you, that makes sense.

I tried disabling the silent updater and curiously Mozilla Firefox detect the proper path (in C:\Software) in that case.
I guess it has to do with the silent updater from Mozilla Firefox. I'll do more test and will report the issue to the affected developers as needed.

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So if you run a new version of Firefox manually the install process did default to your existing install folder, but it doesn't during a silent install?

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That is right.

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This is the same issue I was seeing with the OCZ SSD utility, back when I reported that one. I don't know if it ever worked correctly because I stopped importing and approving those.