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Changing Firefox options folder location?

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On Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64 bit installation, Firefox installs its session/profile information in a randomly generated folder name under C:\Users\<User name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles. Is there an option that can be changed in Firefox to point this folder to a different location?

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I want to set a localized directory on my live data partition and point Firefox to it. That way, I don't have remember to copy the data, install on a new system or restore Windows partition, delete all files in the randomly named directory, and copy the files over into the new randomly named directory. I can just change one setting and be done with it.

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You can move your profile folder, if that is what you're trying to do.

 

First, move your profile to a location you want, then edit profiles.ini and change the path to your profile:

 

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=0
Path=D:\Path\to\your\new\Profile

 

Note that you have to change "IsRelative" setting to zero.

 

I do not know if you can change the folder where firefox looks for profile.ini

 

Yet another possibility would be to start firefox with "-profile" option. I didn't try it, so can't tell if it will work. See Firefox command line arguments.

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You may also be interested in the utility 'MozBackup' :

 

http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/

 

You could use it to make a backup copy of your Firefox profile, and then restore it to where you want it. Of course you'd still need to configure FF to know where to look for the profile, as above.

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