After last java update Version 8 Update 101, the desktop version of pocket stopped working. The app can not be launched due to the following error:" the registry refers to a non existing java runtime environment installation or runtime is corrupted. The system cannot find the files specified".
Re: Pocket desktop not working after last java update
There is, but not via Pocket.
1) Copy your local Pocket file (and hashed password) to the networked Dropbox location (cloud) after every change. Copying the PW file may or may not be necessary everytime, I beieve the SALT is independant of anything in the data file (any cryptos out there?), certainly when you've updated the PW.
a) avoid having new data stored using an old PW,
b) *avoid the above when you've discarded/forgotten the old password.
2) Via Dropbox sync.
Which does mean running an extra service (or services?).
For this to work your local Pocket folder *must* be within your local Dropbox folder.
There seems to have been a lot of confusion with sync over time, I think many problems stem from folder location.
If you're running Dropbox Sync (*from Dropbox) and your local Pocket folder is within the local Dropbox folder it *will* sync.
If not, you have issues other than Pocket.
It may be necessary for you to move your Pocket files to the local Dropbox folder.
1. Copy your Pocket folder to the Dropbox folder using any file management tool.
2. Start the phone app, open a new file and navigate to your Dropbox ---> Pocket folder.
The PC application may need to be re-installed, then when you start it the 'first' time point it the new location.
Re-installation may or may not be necessary, it's been a long time since I've done it.
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