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RoHS
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Report an issue - about cannot AllowMultipleInstances (with solving method provided)

Good afternoon,

(1) Background:
I have three portable Firefoxes working together.
Every month, I update the portable Firefoxes by deleted the old folders named "App"
and the old exe files named "FirefoxPortable.exe" , then download their new version
to replace them.

(2) Issue:
This time, the Firefoxes cannot MultipleInstances.
The "second opened Firefox" cannot launch itself.
When I open the second Firefox,
It just opens a "new Firefox windows" of the "first Firefox" instead.

(3) My solving method:
After replaced the new "FirefoxPortable.exe" with the old "FirefoxPortable.exe",
the problem solved.
When I replace the old "FirefoxPortable.exe" with the new "FirefoxPortable.exe",
the problem occur again.
At last, I decide to use the old version of "FirefoxPortable.exe" instead of the new version.
Because it fully supports the "AllowMultipleInstances=true".

(4) The version of the two "FirefoxPortable.exe" are:
The old one: "FirefoxPortable.exe" version 2.2.2.1
The new one: "FirefoxPortable.exe" version 2.3.0.0

As the above,

Thank you.

John T. Haller
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FirefoxPortable.ini

Would you please paste in your full FirefoxPortable.ini? Note that you now need to have only modern versions of Firefox and all must be using the current launcher for multiple instances to work right.

Side note: For upgrading, you can just install over itself: https://portableapps.com/support/portable_app#upgrading

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RoHS
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Paste the full FirefoxPortable.ini

[FirefoxPortable]
FirefoxDirectory=App\firefox
ProfileDirectory=Data\profile
SettingsDirectory=Data\settings
PluginsDirectory=Data\plugins
FirefoxExecutable=firefox.exe
AdditionalParameters=
LocalHomepage=
DisableSplashScreen=true
AllowMultipleInstances=true
DisableIntelligentStart=false
SkipCompregFix=false
RunLocally=false

# The above options are explained in the included readme.txt
# This INI file is an example only and is not used unless it is placed as described in the included readme.txt

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Location?

Where is this INI file? The last user still had it in FirefoxPortable\Other\Source (where it won't work).

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i have many different folders

i have many different folders of firefoxportable and after opening a few, i can't open others since firefoxportable will just open a new window of an existing instance. what is going on?

dwaynek
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nvm figured out the problem.

nvm figured out the problem.

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@Dwaynek

I've been researching for hours trying to figure this out. Could you please share your solution? That would be amazing!

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Download the portable version

Download the portable version 76.0.1, it includes the FirefoxPortable.exe launcher 2.2.1, which still works with MultipleInstances=true.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/portableapps/files/Mozilla%20Firefox%2C...

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