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How Do I Update Firefox?

I have been using Firefox Portable for a year now and have been allowing the auto-update feature to update my version of Firefox Portable. In the FAQ Sticky it says that it is not OK to do that. So I ask, how would I migrate all of my settings and whatnot from the directory of my old Firefox Portable to the directory of the new Firefox Portable? Or is there an easier way?

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Easy...

You don't have to migrate anything.
Just disable the auto-updater, download the versions from here and install them.

Its the same program, but a while ago, Mozilla changed something in the auto-update-process making it "non-portable". So if you use the installers from here, all your settings will be preserved and everything remains clean.

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Last time I tried that. What

Last time I tried that. What happened was that the newer version of Firefox Portable was installed into a folder within the preexisting Firefox Portable folder. So I had one version of Firefox installed within the program directory of another version of Firefox.

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ohh

that's strange.
How is your folder layout now?
the standard is
?:/PortableApps/FirefoxPortable/App
?:/PortableApps/FirefoxPortable/Data
?:/PortableApps/FirefoxPortable/Other
If it isn't the standard one, then things can become difficult.

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Exactly the way you posted,

Exactly the way you posted, but my folder is called Firefox, not FirefoxPortable

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well...

the new installers only work with the standard folder names. But it should work if you rename it to the standard and rename it back after the update.

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Sounds good, thanks. I was

Sounds good, thanks. I was looking at a post about using the auto-update feature of Firefox with the Portable version and it said that auto-updating Firefox Portable is not recommended because it will mess it up. That only applies if you have the regular Firefox installed on the computer. I don't so auto-updating my Firefox Portable won't cause any harm at all.

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