Programs unsupported by PickMeApp

Create: Tue, 2010-12-14 22:06
Author: TAppTeam

"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

  • Among Windows software programs there are two types of programs: those that PickMeApp can capture and those that PickMeApp cannot.
    About 98% of Windows programs are capturable.
  • Among software programs captured by PickMeApp there are two types of programs: those that are successfully re-deployed by  PickMeApp on a new PC and those that are not. Each release we increase number of successfully re-deployed programs.
    About 90% of captured programs are redeployed by PickMeApp.
  • Among software programs re-deployed by PickMeApp there are two types of programs: those that run on new PC and those that do not. Some of running programs may complain but usually they do not. (Some programs may need a PC restart, while others may need some Workarounds
    About 90% of re-deployed programs run smoothly on a new PC.

If your program was among those 98%x90%x90%=80% of good re-deployed Windows software programs, please let us know. We will gratefully update a list of programs confirmed to transfer by PickMeApp. 

Eventually, if you program was among those 20% of unlucky programs, please let us and others know. We need your feedback to fix and improve PickMeApp 

"When Things Go Wrong"

  • Capture may fail if there is no permission to write a captured archive on the destination folder.  (e, only folder )
  • Capture may fail if there is not enough space to store captured applications. Some applications are pretty large (e.g 8GB)
  • Capture may fail if application locks their files. Terminate application prior capturing.  
  • Capture may fail if application already captured in the destination profile. Chose another PickMeApp profile to capture that application. 
  • Transfer may fail if application is already installed on the destination computer. Then why to install it again?
  • Transfer may fail if application tries install components belonged to another application. Please report us about this case 
  • Transfer may fail if system services are busy during re-deployment of applications. Repeat the re-deployment. 
  • Running may fail if there is not required frameworks are installed on the computer. Install relevant frameworks ( 5.4 Installing Applications | PickMeApp)
  • Running may fails if a suite application is missing some its satellite applications. Capture all required members of the suite applications. (e.g Microsoft Office)  
  • Running may fail if capturing missed to capture some application components. Look on our workarounds ( link) .  Please report us about this case 

more troubleshooting notes are coming soon   


PickMeApp has a solution for programs which are not transferable.  PickMeApp may install a fresh copy of programs if they are described in PAD format. Moreover, the installation of several programs can be automated in silent (unattended mode). Currently PickMeApp distribution includes an updated PickMeApp Collection of approximately 71 which installations can be automated. More applications can be added easily. (see more)

However, if you still need to transfer some your program we may provide a dedicated solution for the most requested programs, just ask!

To provide us feedback about the good, the bad and the ugly, please use the "Support" button on PickMeApp available after registration.

arpago    September 27, 2011

ARMED from Virtuamedic is not recognized

halilkarakose    June 16, 2012

Symantec Endpoint Protection is recognized, captured, deployed. But I cannot see the application. It just doesn't exist in the destination computer. (from win7 to win7)

dvdljns    December 09, 2012

I am using gamebooster3 the free version. The new version not only costs but does not work as well. Recently i had to do a complete restore on one of my comps and lost game booster. Which is not recognized. But you said pickmeapp only recognized programs that used windows installer. does this mean if I build a windows install package. MSI? pickmeapp will recognize that install??

TAppTeam    December 09, 2012

In reply to by dvdljns

To make PickMeApp support gamebooster3 , the developer of gamebooster3 should distribute the application as MSI installation.  As an example:  gamebooster3 installation was built with Inno Setup.

pikaciu88_1    February 02, 2013

same os ( xp to xp) aldelo pro edition v3.8 no work.
please help me

maaeng    February 19, 2014

I cannot to see the program in left list , Why?

maaeng    February 19, 2014

I cannot to see the program in left list , Why?

nelson.sakugava    January 03, 2015

No cd instalation

imaginesempre    August 29, 2016

very wel