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Remote profiles for Portable Firefox

I'm not sure if this has been suggested or considered before, but I think it could add a new dimension to this wonderful app.

I relaise that Portable Firefox is designed to run off a usb device or similar, but I actually run mine from my remote filestorage in college as well as when I use my usb key.

Recently when swapping between the 2 circumstances I've taken to archiving the "profile" folder and saving it to my gmail account so I can just download the updated version of it if I switch situation.

I think it'd be great if the option was added to Portable Firefox to compress and export the profile folder to remote storage (it'd probably only be about 1Meg or so, maximum).

Also, the option of logging in to the remote storage and automatically downloading, unpacking and replacing of the profile folder would obviously follow.

I'm not too sure about the feasability of this but I think it'd be incredible if someone more adept than I could achieve it.

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I'm already working on that,

I'm already working on that, actually -- I call it PortaFTP.

My comp recently crashed (yes, I am harping on that a bit, forgive me), so I lost all my work on the matter. I'm working on it, however.

Go to the projects section linked to in my signature and you'll see what I'm working on.

As for uber-compression... that would be hard unless only certain files were uploaded (bookmarks, themes, extensions, but not the app folder?).

If you want to help out, email me.

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I'm loving the name

I'm loving the name Wink

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This is something which I

This is something which I would like aswell (only really bothered about the profile information, not the whole program). I have a number of portable apps which i run from the hard drive at work, but it would be nice to be able to share my profile between my home pc (non-portable version) and the version on my portable drive(s).

Richard

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There is a Firefox extention

who can backup you installed extentions, profiles, cookies, passwords etc.
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2109/

I had it installed once but if you want to reinstall a backup you've made, you have to do it one by one. That makes it slow if you want to reinstall all so I dropped it
There is also another extention who should pack all your extentions on one big file so you only have to install a big one (with all included)if you 'd like to reinstall a backup.
It didn't work on my installation so I dropped it, too.

hope it helps

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I have seen that previously,

I have seen that previously, however it doesn't quite achieve what I'm looking for.

Richard

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If NSIS supports remote file

If NSIS supports remote file paths, then yes, it can be implemented, at least in theory.

Vintage!

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