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Updating Nightmare

Your site says this about updating Firefox Portable:

To upgrade to a newer version of Firefox Portable, just install a new copy of Firefox Portable right over your old one. All your data will be preserved. At this time, please don't use the auto-updater due to a bug. More information here.

If you're upgrading from Portable Firefox (older name and directories), make a copy of your existing profile folder within the PortableFirefox\Data\profile directory on your portable drive. Then download the new version of Firefox Portable and copy your profile from the old version into the new version within FirefoxPortable\Data\profile. If you added any plugins or searchplugins, you should copy those directories as well (PortableFirefox\plugins to FirefoxPortable\Data\plugins and PortableFirefox\firefox\searchplugins to FirefoxPortable\App\firefox\searchplugins).

I had no problem going to 3.0.6 and 3.0.7 using the auto-updater, but followed these instructions to upgrade to 3.0.8. Now Firefox just starts and immediately crashes, and reinstalling does no good. I suppose I will have to try to copy the needed profile files, and just delete the old installation and then put them where they go. I hope this works. Once before back in v2 days, I think it was with .15, I did an update with te downloaded file and all my passwords, bookmarks, everything beyond an initial clean install simply disappeared. This time those files are still there, so maybe it will be better, BUT don't released a damned new version until there are no upgrade issue, morons!

John T. Haller
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Do you honestly expect people to volunteer their personal time to help you when you refer to them as morons? Honestly?

The update process doesn't touch your Data files (profile, etc), so something else is going on. It could be an interfering extension which advertises itself to Firefox as compatible but now isn't or a partially corrupt extension (starting in safe mode by going to the command prompt and launcher it as FirefoxPortable.exe -safe-mode will let you check). It could be a logical error on the drive (this does happen with flash drives especially when a bunch of new files are written to them). Or it could be partial corruption of the profile, which is more annoying and requires manual copying and pasting to fix.

But you don't need to read all that, since it's just morons typing here. And refrain from posting like this again. You've made a grand total of two posts here since you joined. Each of them have been to basically call all the folks making this for you names.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

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Downloads can get corrupted

Downloads can get corrupted too. Try deleting the installer for the latest firefox portable, and redownloading the installer. If that doesnt work, post back a useful bug report, rather than calling us morons. So far, you are the only one that seems to have this issue, so maybe its not all the developers that are morons.

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You quote the following from the instructions:

dadwhiskersAt this time, please don't use the auto-updater due to a bug.

And then you tell us

dadwhiskersI had no problem going to 3.0.6 and 3.0.7 using the auto-updater,

And you call us morons?

I've just gone back and checked on your previous post (as referenced by JTH) and was surprised to learn that it started with you using the regular installer over the top of FFP, and then complaining most emphatically about the mess that you'd made for yourself.

That time you called everyone here stupid... now we seem to have been promoted to morons.

Well, that's twice that you've royally messed up your configuration and data, by making the same error.

Good luck fixing it....

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I just updated from 3.0.1 to 3.0.8 like this:

I DL'd the latest version (3.0.8) of Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition.
I used the Platform to Install it.
It is fine.

BTW, just in case, I made a copy of the whole FirefoxPortable folder, so if anything messed up, I could just restore it. But since it worked OK, I didn't need it.

I've been using the Portable version of Firefox for years. It's worked fine the whole time.

Dadwhiskers, did your attempt to fix it by copying the profile work?

I made this half-pony, half-monkey monster to please you.

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