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campo felice
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Thunderbird pathes in mimeTypes.rdf are not portable

I'am working with a self made Portable tree, e.g. Thunderbird, Firefox, OpenOffice, Launcher is PStart.

When I copy the tree to another location, all the Thunderbird path entries in mimeTypes.rdf, pointing to additional applications in portable tree serving attachments by double clicking are unlegal.

Reason is .. the entries are using absolute path names.

Although ... path entries in mimeTypes.rdf of Firefox are corrected (customized).

Question:
What mechanism does Firefox use to customize path entries in mimeTypes.rdf on the fly and ...
why doesn't so Thunderbird.
If Firefox does this by scripting (e.g. by first call leaving semaphore file) ...
is there a workaround for me concerning Thunderbird (PStart is able to start a script prior calling to application).

Any help ??

Greetings from Berlin
Felix

PS: I'm searching for a simple solution, not to install e.g. GnuWin package using sed and so on.

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Relative Path

The same relative path is maintained. The drive letter will be updated. If you move it between different paths, it won't work.

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reply: Thunderbird pathes in mimeTypes.rdf are not portable

Ok, same further explanation ..

I do some PC classes for pensioners. To install the same working environment for all participants, I extract Portables-zipped file to their machines to e.g. c:\documents ..\, but as mentioned the pathes for Thunderbird in mimeTypes.rdf maintained, but ...

not !! so in Firefox. The pathes for Firefox in mimeTypes.rdf are customized.

My question: How does Firefox manage this !

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Same

They use the same method. The same code. As mentioned, the first place you run FFP or TBP becomes the point from which relative paths are determined. Running them one place, configuring them then zipping them up and unzipping them somewhere else is not supported and will not work properly.

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