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EOBeav
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Question about installing FF2.0 Portable on top of FF1.5.7 manual install

I need to upgrade from FF1.5.7 on my iPod, which I installed manually (not a PortableApp.com mod), to FF2.0 Portable. Will my bookmarks, extensions, etc... be automatically migrated to the new install? If not, what are some ways I can gain access to those again?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

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Move your profile

Since it's a different directory layout, you'll need to find and move your existing Firefox profile. Wherever your current profile directory is, you'll need to move the contents to FirefoxPortable\Data\profile

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If it's not about a portable app

you should usually ask it on the app's own forum. For Firefox and other Mozilla apps, that's http://mozillazine.org/.

I'm not sure how you installed your FF on an ipod if it isn't a portable app. Normally, that would mean it only works on the computer you did the install on. Also, your profile, with all those bookmarks, extensions, etc., would be left behind when you moved computers, because they're stored in a different location.

Which, in turn, answers your question. Installation of new versions don't effect your profile, though making a backup of that profile before installing isn't a bad idea. Ordinarily, it's located in C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\profilename.

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Actually, this is a question

Actually, this is a question about a portable app. It's about installing a portable app over the top of one that I installed manually. You can install Firefox (1.5.x, anyway) manually onto a portable usb device. You just have to make sure you put the profiles, etc... into the right folders on the portable device, and then create a .bat file. It has run just fine from my portable device this way on several different machines. I installed it this way before I found PortableApps.com, which is of course the easier and preferred way to do it. Now it's time to upgrade.

Thanks both of you for answering my question about this. I'll be sure and back up the profile data before doing the install.

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