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herjazz
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Where does the searchplugins folder go

I've got a bunch of searchplugins that I have added to my desktop version of Firefox (45, Windows 32 bit). Wondering where to put them in the portable version.

I've checked the https://portableapps.com/support/firefox_portable page, and followed the advice of putting them in the FirefoxPortable\App\firefox\searchplugins folder (which wasnt there before I did that), but that doesnt work. Have set my firefox portable to load in 32-bit mode so it definitely looks in the Firefox as opposed to Firefox64 folder. Still, not working.

Help please.

Gord Caswell
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Data

As far as I can tell from my current install, they go in your X:\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\Data\profile\searchplugins folder.

At least, that's where the searchplugins I've manually added are showing up.

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Folder moved as of FF40

FF39 and below = \App\firefox\browser\searchplugins
FF40 and above = \Data\Profile\searchplugins folder

This was done by Mozilla, not PortableApps.

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Still not working

Thanks for the answers, I have moved them there, but still no joy...

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Try editing search.sqlite

If you've got the searchplugins in that folder, and they aren't showing up when you restart Firefox, try editing search.sqlite using DB Browser for SQLite Portable.

I don't know if it'll work, but it's worth a shot.

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Confirmed

I tried adding/removing the .xml files from \Data\Profile\searchplugins folder, but my search list didn't change. I tried copying the search.sqlite from one profile to a clean PFF, but that didn't work either.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-...

Search engines: The search.sqlite file and searchplugins folder store the search engines that are available in the Firefox Search bar.

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Thanks for answers, but no luck still

I have copied my search.sqlite, search.json, search-metdata.json files from my desktop installation to the portable one, still makes no difference. Is there anyway to flag this up as a bug?

(However, when I copied the contents of searchplugins alone - not the sqlite file - from my windows desktop to my linux desktop installation, it worked fine! Seems likely that it is something to do with the portable implementation).

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Didn't work for local install

I tried copying the searchplugins folder to the FF Profile folder on a local install (Win7 32-bit). It doesn't work either, so I don't think it is a problem with the Portable version.

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