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zaam
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TBP.exe on one partition - Datas on a second partition

Hi,
I have been using TBP for quite a time on a USB drive as to now but, recently, I bought an external hdd which I parted in two : 1 part for my portable apps, the other one for my datas.
I copied/pasted my profile folders to their "new" direction (the second part, if you follow ... -;) ) and indicated this "new" path in the settings options of my TB.
Everything works fine as long as I use TBP from my ext HDD plugged on my personal laptop.
The pbm is ... the path is not relative ! And thus cannot be used/read/recognized on another PC !!!
Any idea anyone ?
Thanks for your lights,

Z@@m

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And, how do you get windows

And, how do you get windows to recognize a second partition on a removable drive? U3 does this by lying to the OS, claiming the first partition is really a CD. What are you doing?

LOGAN-Portable
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I use a special driver that

I use a special driver that exposes other partitions on the Flash drive. External HDD's can have multiple partitions.

zaam
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XP/Ubuntu does it all

I have nothing to do, my partitions are recognized by the OS, no matter which one, they are "mounted" as a normal/usual drive.
The question is :
is there a way to edit the "local folder" line in the "account settings" of my TBP, so that I'm able to indicate it a relative path to my datas ?
Thanks anyway for your answer,

Z@@m

Jimbo
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In short, no

First of all, the format that Mozilla apps use to store paths generally do not allow relative paths to be stored anyway, unfortunately.

But worse than that, as far as I understand it, your have two partitions, presumably each of them shows up as a separate drive letter.

If that is the case, then there is no possible way that you can have a relative path to a different drive.

There simply is no relative route from one drive to another - it would always require absolute knowledge of the second drive letter.

The best I can think of, off hand, would be a script similar to the launcher, that could find (or you could tell) the letter for your second partition, and that would do a launcher-like in-file edit to update the necessary paths in your TBP config files.

zaam
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Got it !

That's what I thought, and feared ...
I will then put both my datas and TBP on the same drive, it should work fine ...

Anyway, thanks anyone who took a little time to answer !

@ pronto !

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