Portable update

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Portable update

Post by Phenom » Mon May 18, 2020 5:34 pm

Hey, this may be a dumb question but, how do I update the portable version of Everything?

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Re: Portable update

Post by therube » Mon May 18, 2020 6:23 pm

(I don't know what, Help | Check for updates... does?
If it only notifies or if it would download?)

Anyhow... what I do...

Download the update (or version) I want.
From wherever I have Everything "installed", I do (after having first Quit Everything):

c:/locate/Everything.exe -uninstall-service

Copy (new) Everything.exe overtop (old) Everything.exe
c:/locate/Everything.exe -install-service

Then, fire up Everything.

The uninstall/install of the service may not be needed (?), but I figure since I may not know if something has changed on the service end, & it only takes a moment to accomplish, I just do it.

(Looks like the an update check should at least notify, http://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopi ... 722#p24722 [other "update" considerations, noted in that thread, aside]. [I have no idea what happens after that, if there is an update & it downloads?])
Last edited by therube on Wed May 20, 2020 10:07 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: clarified with, "(after having first..."

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Re: Portable update

Post by vsub » Tue May 19, 2020 2:40 pm

Create a .bat file and save it into the Everything folder

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net stop Everything
net start Everything
Exit Everything and run the bat file as admin and press any key after you replace the exe

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Re: Portable update

Post by NotNull » Tue May 19, 2020 11:06 pm

This is what I use: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6824

The update script is at the end, but it requires ManageServiceRestricted.cmd to reconfigure the services to be stopped/started as a regular user.

If interested, I posted another version of that somewhere on this forum (but couldn't find it)

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Re: Portable update

Post by Phenom » Wed May 20, 2020 3:52 pm

Thanks everyone for all your help, it looks like my question has been answered.

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