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webwbr
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Different kind of Portable Firefox...

I seem to have one of those slow flash drives [4 BG Sandisk Cruiser Mini] so FireFox is really slow. I'm trying some of the tweaks mentioned in this forum (rebuild/reduce extensions/etc.) but I'm wondering if i can handle this in a different way:

Can I install only a profile on my flash drive so when I plug it into a PC with Firefox already on it I'm good to go, using the program on the PC and the profile on the flash drive?

If I can do this, and someone advises me how, then I'll just use my flash drive profile at the office and keep the program on the flash drive for "emergency uses when I'm at a PC without FireFox.

I hope this makes sense.

Thanks in advance for any responces and Happy New Year!

Webwbr

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Firefox on Hard Disk

I copy Portable Firefox from USB to the Hard Drive of another Computer. Call me old fashioned, but I don't like the idea of constant reading and writing from my flash disk all the time. At the end of the session, I copy my profile back to the flash disk, and I'm good to go!

webwbr
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Good idea...

...but did that ever fail on you? I tried it yesterday and the first time I copied the file back to the drive some got currupted and I had to format the drive and start over. Maybe my incident was a fluke.

Steve Lamerton
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The program that I am

The program that I am developing (Profile Sync) might be of use to you. Check out the BETA forum for info.

webwbr
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I'm interested...

...so how do I get a beta? I didn't see a link on the forum thread you suggested.

Thanks!

Ryan McCue
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Portable Firefox Live

Try Portable Firefox Live:
http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_firefox/live/
This copys the files over to the hard drive when you run the batch. I have made a new version which sould be released soon. (fingers crossed)

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

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