I suspect if opening from my Synology NAS drive (X:\) then it will have difficulty.
I doubt it's the explanation. Coollector is run by the Windows OS of your computer and your NAS drive is just a hard disk like any other. When you launch the update, it's handled by Windows and the UAC (User Account Crontrol) asks you if you want to allow the updater to run or not. Do you get that message?
possibly. NAS have own inbuilt 'computer' using Linex OS. I could not get your portable software to ever install directly to my NAS drive. I always have to install on a c: or D:, indeed even a thumb drive that connects direct to the computer. Your software will not find anyother type of drive. Thus even though I can use the software on the NAS, and even opens the updater and downloads, it won't install and every time I open it it is the original pre-download version.
I won't really know when you have updated.
When Coollector is running, it connects to the internet to detect if a new update is available. The location on disk doesn't have any influence.
Also it will mean I need to keep two copies running and updated and not get confused with which is current, etc.
2 copies of the portable version? That would mean 2 different databases...
Can you please let me know when you think things are a lot closer (say 75%)
Hard to tell but your results are indeed quite disappointing, I'm afraid it could take as long as 2 or 3 months...