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apometron
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Profile is yet in use by another Firefox

Hello folks

I try to open my Firefox Portable and now it returns this msg:

Profile is yet in use by another Firefox

My Firefox was updated to 3.6.10 by hand.

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Lost1
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I have the same problem. Any

I have the same problem.
Any suggestions?
Thank you

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hm

Do you have another copy already running?
Did you click the launcher and not the firefox.exe?
Did firefox crash lately?

If its not already running, it might be a crash and the lock file might be blocking the use of the profile.

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By Hand

The OP should also define what he/she means by "by hand". You ran the PAF installer for 3.6.10 or you copied files from an existing installation of 3.6.10 (portable, or not)?

It sounds like you've done something "non standard" and this has caused it to break. There are other possibilities, like your flash drive is corrupt and Firefox can't read the profile directory, making thinking it's "locked" (I'm stretching a bit).

Lost1
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I think the problem in my

I think the problem in my case is that I let Firefox to restart itself after it updates some extension.
Wenn I rename the profile folder and try to start FF it works but FF creates a new clean one.

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parent.lock

The problem is when firefox crashes and the file "parent.lock" is corrupted; I tried just to delete it and restart firefox, everything is ok and it mantains all the seetings. The file is automatically recreated. Hope to be useful...

Fergus

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Thank you Fergus73!! That

Thank you Fergus73!!
That solved the problem for me.

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bat file solves this

I've solved it by creating a simple batch file which I run when this happens.

Just create a new text document, save it with a name like "delete_parent_lock.bat" and in the FirefoxPortable folder.

Paste the following code into the txt file and run the file when you receive the error:


@echo off
del data\profile\parent.lock

After running the file you should be able to start FirefoxPortable again.

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