Redirecting Firefox to another folder question

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Heeter, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi all,

    I am wondering if I can redirect firefox to another place on my setup.

    My default install is in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox" directory & the "C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla" directory.

    I would like to place that second directory on a network drive, and make the primary install point to it.

    Can I do this?

    Thanks.


    Heeter
     
  2. Xie

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    Not sure with a normal config, perhaps with FF Portable
     
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  4. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    yep, about the only way you can do it is if you install a portable version of it ...
     
  5. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Thanks AZ,

    I finally figured it out, using the link you posted as my guide.

    I copied my "xxxxxxxxxxxx.default" folder over to my dropbox.

    Now, I have dropbox installed on all my workstations (both Linux and Windows), I have a full install of firefox on each workstation and all my preferences, plugins and addons are all the same throughout all the machines.

    I find this way better than the weave addon from firefox.

    Technically, from what I can see, this can be done to Thunderbird as well. But, in my case, I use Thunderbird as a IMAP client through gmail, so backing up the default folder is not a priority for me.

    I use dropbox to store my keepass files and now my firefox profile.


    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  6. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    I want a drop box myself. Using it as a central location is a good idea.
     
  7. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hey Johnny,

    Here is a link for you. Clicky Here

    They offer 2 gigs free, which is more than enough for the stuff I use it for. (Firefox backup and Keepass backup).

    I really like that it sets up as a regular folder that I can drag n drop stuff into and out of. There is a public link folder right inside the main dropbox folder to send public links to files from inside that folder. Peeps can download a file from inside dropbox.

    I grabbed this link from inside my dropbox setup.


    Heeter
     
  8. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Click Here

    There is where I got ideas on how to use a dropbox setup.


    Heeter