TIP: Portable Firefox / Thunderbird (was Re: [thelist] Mozilla - Thunderbird - Firefox Tip)

Michael Pemberton evolt at mpember.net.au
Sun Feb 6 06:44:47 CST 2005

Robert Crawford wrote:
> Mozbackup will backup Mozilla Suite, Thunderbird email profiles and 
> Firefox. Freeware, Win32 only.
> http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/

Along the same lines....

<tip type="Portable Mozilla apps" author="Michael Pemberton">
One of the main aspects that stop you from moving Firefox and 
Thunderbird profiles around is the method in which they are saved to the 
local profile.  This means it is a pain to try and keep them in a place 
that can be made available when you're on the go.

This problem has now been overcome.


A guy by the name of John T. Haller has put together a version of the 
two main Mozilla apps with a few tweaks.  The key being that it is now 
possible to put all your settings in a spot that *you* decide.  This 
means that you can keep them on a USB thumb drive and carry your inbox, 
and your settings, with you.

As a side note, I have recently been able to add these apps to a WinPE 
boot cd and can carry a Windows install with Firefox and Thunderbird for 
testing out bits and pieces without the need to install anything on 
their PC.

Michael Pemberton
evolt at mpember.net.au

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