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PortableFirefox.exe or Firefox.exe in Firefox folder?

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PortableFirefox.exe or Firefox.exe in Firefox folder?

When I run PortableFirefox.exe none of my bookmarks, etc. are available - but if I go to the Firefox folder - then Firefox.exe everything in my profile is there. BUT the instructions say run Portable Firefox?? Obviously I am missing SOMETHING. Can someone straighten me out?
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John T. Haller
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Your local profile

When you run firefox.exe, you're seeing your local profile... and it's like running standard FF. When you run PFF.exe, it's the PORTABLE profile. So you don't see your local profile, nor should you... you see the default portable one that's included. If you want to copy your local profile into PFF, there are instructions linked right from the PFF page.

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Exactly.

This is the whole point of PFF. You take not only your browser with you, but a portable set of extensions, themes, bookmarks and settings.

GeoSci64 (not verified)
Thought I did that!

John,
Thought I did copy profile to PFF. Will try again. I copied them somewhere!
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GeoSci64 (not verified)
Still nothing?

John,
Redid exactly what was in directions. Copied all from my C: drive profile to the Profile folder on my F: Drive in the PortableFirefox folder. When I start PortableFirefox with the exe in the first level of the folder - I have no bookmarks, etc. If I click into the firefox folder and start firefox (still on the F drive) it all appears there - but I think I am running from the C: drive (somehow)?
Ideas? Anyone?

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Right profile?

Open the bookmarks.html you placed in your PortableFirefox\profile folder. If it doesn't have your bookmarks in it, you copied the wrong profile into Portable Firefox. Chances are you have more than one locally and you'll need to figure out which one.

As I said, if you run firefox.exe directly, it uses your local profile, so, of course, you'd see your stuff then.

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