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Wireshark Portable does not start in "Program Files (Portable)" folder

asked 2019-08-22 06:58:27 +0000

Roemer gravatar image


I have a folder "Program Files (Portable)" in c: where I put all my portable apps (and have WOX indexing it for quick launching). Unfortunately Wireshark Portable sees that the folder contains/begins with Program Files and therefore denies starting up. In my opinion, those paths should be hardcoded to "Program Files" and "Program Files (x86)" or even the corresponding environment variables in order to allow such custom folders.

Is there any hacky way (except for using another folder without Program Files) to prevent that issue?

Thanks Roman

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I have the same problem here. Does anyone have a solution or workaround?

THX keiler

Wildsau gravatar imageWildsau ( 2024-04-20 08:52:23 +0000 )edit

What happens when you put it in a folder without a space in the name?
Are you using a pathname in double-quotes to launch it?

André gravatar imageAndré ( 2024-04-20 16:51:54 +0000 )edit

Yes i use pathname with double-quotes. "C:\Program Files (Portable)". When I try to start the program I get an error message box that the program cannot start in "C:\Program Files".

Wildsau gravatar imageWildsau ( 2024-04-29 04:43:28 +0000 )edit

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answered 2024-04-20 17:45:25 +0000

Guy Harris gravatar image

Please file an issue for this on the Wireshark issues list.

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