Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on March 26, 2008 - 1:26am

Firefox logoMozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition version has been released in English, German, French and Italian. It's the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a launcher as a portable app, so you can take your browser, bookmarks, settings and extensions on the go. This new release updates the included Firefox to fixing some security and stability issues and updates the included launcher. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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portable_firefox_small.pngMozilla Firefox is a fast, full-featured web browser that's easy to use. It has lots of great features including popup-blocking, tabbed-browsing, integrated search, improved privacy features, automatic updating and more. Plus, thanks to the launcher bundled in the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition, it leaves no personal information behind on the machine you run it on, so you can take your favorite browser along with all your favorite bookmarks and extensions with you wherever you go. Learn more about Mozilla Firefox...

New In This Release

This release updates the bundled Mozilla Firefox to (release notes) and updates the included launcher to the one included with the current Firefox Portable 3 Beta 4 release. Installer / Format

Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition is available for immediate download from the Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition homepage. You can get the German release from the German homepage and the French and Italian releases from the Localization page. Get it today!

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I was updating from vista, i got a scared when firefox poped-up wthout extensions, it execs the resident firefox

On one of my machines I've noticed that when I update Portable Firefox using the built in Firefox update... I lose my profile and all of the addons are lost. Yet on my other PC I retain everything if I do a firefox update. I know that a solution is to simply overwrite the files with the Portable Apps version of the update, but I still wonder why it does that. This has nothing to do with a virus. is always clean.

ZachHudock's picture

You should NEVER update Firefox Portable with the built in firefox updater. It WILL break things, it sets all of the system's registry keys for firefox to point to the portable version, and can cause corrupted profiles.

The developer formerly known as ZGitRDun8705

John T. Haller's picture

1. This is a known issue and stickied in the Firefox Portable Support Forum
2. All support issues go in the forums not as comments on a news story

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

LeGrandTaupier's picture

He has to repeat this about everytime an a new app comes out/is updated.

Pleease follow the rules of our favorite site....

I sell ice in the winter
I sell fire in hell
I am a hustler baby, I sold water to a well...

Copy folder \Data\profile from old Portable to new one to keep addons and so on.

"Don't drive faster than your guardian angel can fly."