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Windows 7: Firefox - Problem sharing a profile in dual-boot

05 Aug 2009   #11

Windows 7 Home Basic 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dixon Butz View Post

I find that using portable apps is a great time saver for people who are dual-booting or multi-booting OSes, you extract the portable version on an non-os partition and everything gets saved in that one directory
(including profiles, bookmarks, installed extensions, settings etc) on a partition that is preserved when formatting OS partitions.
It saves so much time from having to re install and tweak the apps to your liking over and over again.
When you format and reinstall windows, all you have to do to use these apps again is copy a shortcut to the desktop and you are ready to go.

Portable apps ftw !

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06 Aug 2009   #12

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM

Except portable FF doesn't auto update when a security issue is fixed.

It's a breeze for me sharing programs between 2 OS.
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06 Aug 2009   #13
Dixon Butz

Win7 Win 10, Win 8.1

You're worried about security?
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06 Aug 2009   #14

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM

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10 Aug 2009   #15
Fritz Fraghof

Windows 7 Home Basic

Thanks to everyone for the detailed answers and approaches to the solution. Much appreciated. Great forum here!
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04 Dec 2009   #16
Fritz Fraghof

Windows 7 Home Basic

I just wanted to update this thread with what I found was the solution to my original post. I have just put on the retail version of 7 after giving up on the RC months ago. The same problems occurred. As a single user of my PC I know nothing about file permissions et al, although I suspected this could have been the cause of my problems. Simply by turning off UAC I was able to immediately create a new firefox profile and point it to my old profile location used in XP. The problem with Firefox reporting a 'profile in use' can have many causes. Not having file permissions is just one of them. BTW if anyone has a solution that does not involve turning off UAC then please feel free to post.
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