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Portable firefox slow on network drive

I saw in the known issues a comment that portable firefox may not work on a network drive. I can use pff on a network drive but find it takes at least 30 seconds to load. I have version 1.5 and only two extensions; google toolbar and forecastfox. Is there any way to speed up the load time?

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It should be

like using a standard local version... unless your network or server is slow to access the files. And it need to have a drive letter mapped.

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local drive

might try a local drive and compare load times

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local drive v network drive

Local drive loaded portable firefox in under 5 seconds. Network drive still takes more than 30. You say something about needing drive letter mapped, not sure what you mean and if there is anything I can change in my portable firefox setup on the nnetwork drive to speed it up. still no big prob as I can use the local drive I guess and install a copy of pff on every machine I use. I still use my usb version but there are 4 pcs in my work area which I access depending on who is at work at the time and the easiest for me would be to run it from my personal folder on the network drive.

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The drive needs to have a drive letter

It can't just use Windows canonical naming (\\servername\drive\etc). The speed issue is a result of your network and/or server and there isn't much you can do to mitigate it.

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