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kak
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Can not Install Add-ons

Hi

I sometimes can not intall add-ons with Firefox Portable.
It seems that I can not install another add-on after I installed one add-on (it is not because of a specific add-on, for everything).
Therefore, I had to restart firefox once to install one add-on.

What is going on?
My environment is Windows XP EN SP2.

John T. Haller
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Save locally

As mentioned on the Firefox Portable support page, you usually need to save extensions and themes locally and then do a File - Open to install them. This is due to a two year old bug in Firefox where it has issues installing extensions or themes when the cache is disabled.

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Also, if you don't use the

Also, if you don't use the launcher, you won;t be able to install extensions Wink

I didn't know that Fx had issues with extensions when the cache is disabled.

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JML123
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More extension help needed

Hi there,

I seem to have fallen into the same trap as others -- unable to install extensions properly. The problem is, I am now trying to uninstall the extensions so that I can properly upload them manually, except this is not working....the extensions say "this add-on will be installed when Firefox is restarted," and when I try to uninstall, it just goes to "this add-on will be uninstalled when Firefox is restarted," but it never happens.

Do I need to start over completely, or is there a way for me to quickly banish all these problematic extensions and then try to do them one by one manually?

Thanks,
Josh

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It's a FF issue

I'm off in a rush... but a quick Google for it will help. It's a standard issue that happens with FF when it doesn't shut down correctly. There's a single file in your profile you can delete to fix it but I'm heading out at the moment. Extensions.rdf perhaps.

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Yes, it is

Yes, it is \Data\profile\extensions.rdf. Just make sure to delete it while Fx is not open.

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