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Absolute paths in PortableFirefox.ini does not work

I want to use Portable Firefox to run Firefox from my university's network space (which was recently increased to make this practical). However I want to share the main firefox directory with other users to save some space, letting each user keep just his/her own profile. (User copies PortableFirefox exe and a default ini and profile dir.) This also makes Firefox updates quick and easy.

I tried setting FirefoxDirectory in PortableFirefox.ini, but it does not work.

Is it possible to add support for absolute paths in the launcher? This will help a lot in this case.

The lines I tried that gave me a "firefox.exe not found" error:
FirefoxDirectory=\\opn-nov\USR\USERS\13105493\Firefox
FirefoxDirectory=p:\Firefox

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I did notice in the readme

I did notice in the readme that relative paths must be used, but relative paths are not enough for this case.

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Not supported

Absolute paths are simply not supported in the current system with any of the apps. They are designed to run from a single drive. There is a slight possiblility of adding it later on.

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Oh right is there anyway we could program this to work??

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Sure

The source is included, so anyone can make an enhancement to it. Drop a note back if you do, and if it works well and is stable, I'll add it in to the base product.

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