FF Version: 56.0.2
PortableApps Launcher: 18.104.22.168
On Windows 10 x64
I wanted to share a copy of my Firefox Portable today, so I copied the folder ("/FirefoxPortable - Copy"), renamed the original ("/FirefoxPortable_") and launched the copied version just to check if it works, expecting no complications after years of moving stuff around.
But today, the copied version started out with important things apparently missing: Immediately, I saw that the Classic Theme Restorer and Tabmix Plus extensions weren't working.
I can't open the extensions' options from the about:addons page, and their options are not listed under Tools anymore, which they used to be. They are, however, still listed as enabled and active.
The story gets weirder: When I rename the folder to the old name where the deployment was working correctly ("/FirefoxPortable"), everything looks normal again!
Clearly, something isn't all that portable anymore, but I don't know what and what to do about it.
When a working copy is located in the old location ("/FirefoxPortable"), even a copy in a different folder will "work" again.
It seems to be loading some settings from that old location.
Bookmarks etc are all fine.
The "Open Folder" button for the Profile Folder section in about:support correctly opens the folder \Data\profile, where the portable deployment's default profile is located.
The default profile information under about:profiles points to C:\Users\Ben\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles, and that folder existed (I have messed around a lot at some points, so that's not too big of a surprise) - but after I renamed/deleted it, it wasn't recreated, so I doubt that that's being taken into consideration.
Can anybody shed some light on this?
- What likely happened?
- How can I find out what's wrong?
- How can I fix it (back to fully portable)?
I will supply further information as needed, of course!
Thank you, everybody!