Save Your Firefox Settings in Your USB Drive


This tip will help you to run Firefox with your personal settings from any computer, even those that don’t have Firefox installed. It has only been tested on Windows XP/2000. The basic instructions are as follows:

  • Copy the Firefox application folder and your profile folder (you will find both the folders at the path where your Firefox is installed) to the removable medium. In this example we will use R:\Firefox for the application folder and R:\FFProfile as the profile folder, assuming the drive letter for the removable media is R:

  • Create a simple batch file called R:\Firefox.bat with the following line:

    start Firefoxfirefox.exe -profile FFProfile

  • Optionally, disable the disk cache to reduce the amounts of file writes to the removable storage by using about:config to set browser.cache.disk.enable to false.

  • The reason why a batch file is needed instead of a simple shortcut is that a shortcut uses absolute paths, and since the actual drive letter for the removable media may change depending on which computer it is plugged into, the relative path used in the batch file is guaranteed to work anywhere.

    Credit to : http://www.nofullstop.com

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