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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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