Syncing Firefox for OS X with portable firefox

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by inlimbo, May 31, 2005.

  1. inlimbo macrumors 6502

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    I run Firefox for OS X on my PB. I also use portable firefox on my USB flash disk which I take with me (Portable firefox is not OS X compatible as yet I am told). Is there any (easy) way to import my bookmarks from Firefox on OS X to portable firefox (and visa versa)?

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  3. asif786 macrumors 65816

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    wow, this is kinda cool! i've never seen this before:

    http://johnhaller.com/jh/mozilla/portable_firefox/

    looks like i'll have to put it on my shuffle :D

    in terms of bookmarks - can you perhaps export them to a text file or something and then re-import them? just an idea.. :)
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Bookmarks -> Manage Bookmarks and then File -> Export will create an HTML file of your bookmarks. The same process but with File -> Import instead should bring it back into Firefox Portable. You might even be able to copy your entire profiles directory, or even your entire /users/(you)/library/application support/firefox/ folder, if you can figure out where it is located on the USB drive.
     
  5. inlimbo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ha ha. Yes there is. Great idea i think. Especially if university is like mine and has restrictions on everything and makes u use IE.

    Yeah I thought as much. I just wish it was easier. Wouldnt it be great if u could sync it like u go with iTunes-iPod and Cell phone-address book. Oh well.. maybe someone will create an extra or something to do it.

    On my flash disk bookmarks.html is in the folder - Portable Firefox/Profile/.
    I guess u could set a cron job or use some sort of backup software (i.e Super Duper) to sync it on a regular basis.
     
  6. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Might be able to do it with an all-Finder Automator action or a script, especially if you can copy the whole profile folder over.

    Try as an experiment (with a backup!) to copy over the folder:

    Portable Firefox/Profile/.

    With the folder:

    /users/(you)/library/application support/firefox/profiles

    on your Mac.
     

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