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Virtual Application: The application I want to publish is not listed

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2017 10:45AM EST



a) The application has only just been installed on the Host computer
b) The application is not installed in a standard location.
c) You are using Windows XP or earlier, which is not supported by MyQuickCloud


a) MyQuickCloud updates the list of available applications every 30 minutes​. So if you just installed the application, it may take a moment before it appears in the list.
However, if you don't want to wait to publish the application, restarting the host computer will force the refresh of the list of installed application.

b) When building the list of available applications, MyQuickCloud looks at some pre-defined locations where programs are usually installed.
Depending on your Host computer, the locations analyzed are the following:

  • Common Start Menu: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu​​​
  • ​Program Files: C:\Program Files (64-bit system only)
  • ​32-bit Program Files: C:\Program Files (x86)
​If your application is not in one of those locations, it may not appear in the list. To fix, do the following:


​Step 1 - Create a shortcut for your application's executable file

On your Host computer, in Windows Explorer​, locate your application executable file. It should have the type Application and may be ending with the extension .exe​ (see picture below).

Once you've located the file, right-click on it and then select Send to > Desktop (create shortcut).
This will create a shortcut file on your Desktop.


Step 2 - Move shortcut to Common Start Menu

​Copy the shortcut created on your desktop at step 1 (Right-click, Copy).
Then, ​in ​Windows Explorer​, go to: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu​​​\Programs and paste the shortcut (Right-click, Paste)​.

Step 3 - Refresh the list

​MyQuickCloud should now be able to detect your application and list it as part of the available applications. However, the list is refreshed every 30 minutes. If you would like to force the refresh of the list, you can do so by restarting the Host computer.

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