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[Request] allow root relative/absolute profile paths in FirefoxPortable.ini.

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[Request] allow root relative/absolute profile paths in FirefoxPortable.ini.

I have put my portable apps collection on a clouddrive and i want to put the profile directory out of the portable apps root folder. Thats because the reads/writes to the profile data is rather slow on this clouddrive. Unfortunately the FirefoxPortable.ini "ProfileDirectory=Data\profile" always expects a relative path from the Portable root. Instead i want to use a relative or absolute path that can be outside. This way FF can use its own sync feature rather than the constant read/writes i get on the profile folder of the cloud filesystem.

So maybe it is possible to lift this restriction so i can get a central FF binary, while having locally stored profiles that FF syncs itself?

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Andy

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You can't do relative to root but you can get to a directory outside of/above FirefoxPortable by using ..\ to go up one directory. It stacks, so ..\..\ would be two up. Note that this feature may be removed in a future release, so use it with that in mind. It is, however, how the FirefoxPortableSecondProfile utility works to share one Firefox Portable install between two profiles.

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Thx worked

Thanks this worked and i managed to get out into the user folder, now FF starts and runs much faster from the cloud-drive/folder, while also avoiding uploading/deleting all the profile temp files constantly.

I still would like the feature to set a absolute path, since than you could also use a ramdisk as profile storage. I understand that this is not a normal use case, but i don't suggest to make this a default or easy accessible feature Blum

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