Re: Portable version degrading

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Yes I do this as well. However it could be of cores that the degradation is due to some outside factor which is not obvious, like a once only scan from some kind of malware detector doing something its not supposed to.
Also if the person has quite a slow old type hard drive fragmentation can sometimes do things like this.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:17 PM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Portable version degrading

I don't know. I would think the easiest way to deal with the situation would be not to make a new portable version, but to make a copy of the existing portable version when it is working properly and then delete and copy the portable version to where it was before.

----- Original Message -----

From: Roger Stewart
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2018 2:10 PM
Subject: [nvda] Portable version degrading

I've noticed over the past couple years that my portable install of nvda
will sometimes degrade or get a bit corrupted over time all by itself
while the installed version is always stable as a rock. Does anyone
know why this is and is there any way to prevent this from happening? I
use the portable copy to test a couple add ons and if the portable
version corrupts, it can make it appear that the add on is defective or
has a bug while it really doesn't. Deleting the portable copy and
making a new one will clear it up. I also notice a few functions of
nvda either don't work at all or nvda gets very sluggish in
responsiveness and this all gets back to normal after a complete flush
and remake of the portable version. As I say, this never has happened
at all with my installed copy on the same computer.


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