VS Code is available in installed and portable versions.

The portable version on Windows does not offer automatic update functionality for VS Code.

For the macOS portable version, automatic update is available.

Manual updates for the Windows portable version are easy.

Download the latest version

First, if there is a new version, you will see a notification in the lower right corner of VS Code, from where you can download the latest version.

Extract the file

The ZIP file will be downloaded, and when it is complete, unzip it to the directory where your portable version is currently located.

Move the data folder

Once unzipped, move the data folder of your currently used portable version to the directory of the latest version you unzipped.

Now all you need to do is run the exe file of the latest version of VS Code and that' s all done.

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