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Browser extension "Companion Apps" in FF Portable?

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Browser extension "Companion Apps" in FF Portable?

I'm running a browser extension (or should I say "add on"?) which requires the presence of a so called "companion app".
In a non-portable environment such an app has to be installed in the main OS, as well as the browser itself.

I'm wondering whether there is a way to "install" such an app inside the FF Portable's folder, in order to carry it around together with the browser, in a USB key or similar device.

PS. I searched, before posting, for similar questions but did not find any.

John T. Haller
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That would more be a question for the publisher. These types of things generally rely on a registry key set to point to the correct path, usually in HKLM which would require admin rights. You could try installing the app to a virtual machine and doing a regshot before and after capturing both the registry and the full C: drive to check what it might be looking for. Or dive into the extensions JS code to see how it does it.

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