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keyblader1985
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Add-Ons have stopped working

I have Firefox Portable version 2.0.0.16 installed on my flash drive, and I hadn't had any problems with it for a long time. Then just the other day, all my add-ons suddenly stopped working, even though it says that they're enabled. I can't do anything to get them to work now. I haven't manually updated anything, but I guess something might have automatically updated or something.

I was reading the "Bug: Software update will overwrite local Firefox's registry settings" thread to see if it would explain what's going on, but I didn't really understand what they were saying. Does anyone know what the problem is?

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Could be a broken file in your profile

hope you´ve got a recent backup of your profile folder, just copy it over. Then restart...
There are other ways going deeper into the profile but I don´t know your degree of experience, so just come back if it doesn´t work..
Sometimes it helps to replug your drive / reboot your HDD..
Sometimes you´ll have to reinstall FFP over your broken one
Hope that helps
The "bug" post is on autoupdating FFP with the built-in autoupdater after a new release is made available. Autoupdating will write settings to the registry/overwrite keys of your local FF and builts a profile folder in the standard location of the local FF -> it´s an advice not to autoupdate but to wait for a new portable release for update..

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Just copy over Extensions config

I've had what I believe is the same problem, and it's that the Extensions config file somehow gets erased. Go into Data > Profil > and the Extentions config file is 0 bytes. I just keep a backup copy of that file and copy it over whenever this happens. It's good enough as a workaround, but it sure is an annoying bug and I have no idea what's causing it.

keyblader1985
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Extensions config

I think it is the Extensions config file; it is 0 bytes. But I don't have a backup of anything.

merocandy
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Found a better fix!

Well, I lost my backup this week, but luckily I found a better fix:

Just delete the extensions config file, along with:

extensions.ini
extensions.cache
extensions.rdf

Then restart. Firefox will recreate the files, and you won't lose anything (at least I didn't).

keyblader1985
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It worked

Well, that seemed to work. And I made backups this time. Thanks!

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