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holygamer
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Profile Location? And can I install Firefox on Internal Hard drive?

When I had the non-portable Firefox installed I knew where the profile was but I can't seem to find where the profile is for Firefox portable.

Also, can I install Firefox portable on an internal hard drive?

If so, to save myself re-installing, can I just copy and paste my firefox portable directory off my flash drive anywhere onto my internal hard drive?

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You are looking for

You are looking for <install location>\Data\profile.

Yes, you can install it on your hard drive (just not in Program Files), and yes, copying it around should be fine.

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Don't run from hard drive if upgrading

Please note that if you install this on hard drive, don't run it if you are going to update your installation on your portable media! If you run it on local hard drive, the profile resets and you'll get a blank profile when you copy if from the hard disk to for example a flash drive.

I just lost my profile because of this, farewell all saved passwords etc Sad

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Huh?

Not sure what you mean as Firefox Portable maintains your profile properly if you move it from drive to drive just fine as long as you always run FirefoxPortable.exe. If you run firefox.exe or set it as the default browser, it runs like a locally installer version and uses the profile on your local hard drive in APPDATA.

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I have Firefox Portalbe

I have Firefox Portalbe installed to a network drive. I've used to update it by downloading new version to local hard drive and installing it there. After install i moved new install from hard disk to network drive replacing the files.

However, when i ran it from the hard disk by accident, it created a new profile in the installation folder. When i copied whole Firefox Portable folder to network drive, it replaced the old profile on the network drive.

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Of Course It Did

It worked exactly as it is designed to. You run it from one place, it creates a profile. You copy a version of a portable app over another, it's going to replace your settings. Each portable app has an internal copy of its settings. As soon as you run it, they are created. Why would you copy a portable app over another one?

The proper way to upgrade is to use the PortableApps.com Platform and just run the updater. No muss no fuss. Barring that, just install a new copy of the app over the old one using the PAF installer. All settings, etc are preserved.

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Because if you are running

Because if you are running low on disk space on portable drive you can upgrade it easiest by installing it to a hard disk and then moving the install to the portable or network drive.

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free space

The installer should properly check for available free space and only allow an install if enough is available.
So if the installer reports that not enough free space is available, but can install it locally and copy it over, please report it here so the installer can be improved.

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