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One more time... for dummies, please?

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One more time... for dummies, please?

I've searched in the forums and tried to make some of the changes described but have yet to successfully achieve what I'm after.

I want to be able to use my PFF on my flashdrive so that there is no evidence left on the computer I plugged it into. This is ideal for vacationing, libraries, friends and family computers, etc.

Currently, the only remaining evidence I've seen is that it continually creates a folder dir on the computer's hard drive of Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\ that contains an empty Profiles folder and a pluginreg.dat file.

Can someone very simply explain how to prevent this if it's possible? I say very simply because I think I found another post explaining this but was pretty lost in trying to work through it.

Thanks if you can help!

Bruce Pascoe
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Joined: 2006-01-15 16:14

There's a fix for this, but unfortunately the cure is worse than the disease. You have to set UserProfileDirectory in PortableFirefox.ini to a folder on your USB key. The problem is, that can often cause the user profile to be redirected to your key across the entire operating system until a reboot, meaning you could end up with settings for lots of other apps on your drive, possibly taking up a lot of space.

If you want to take a chance anyway, all you have to do is set UserProfileDirectory to something like Data\userprofile and you should be good to go. Just keep the issues I mentioned in mind if things start going horribly wrong.

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