X
Tap here to go to the mobile version of the site.

Safely share files online with encrypted links that “self-destruct.” Try Firefox Send.

Give hackers a swift kick in the cookies. See if your data has been affected by a breach with Firefox Monitor. Try it now.

Access your history, passwords and open tabs wherever you are with Sync. Connect a second device.

Support Forum

How can I migrate Firefox Portable to an installed version?

Posted

I am currently running Firefox Portable version 60 with lots of extensions and customized toolbars and I would like to migrate to a 64 bit installed version without losing my bookmarks, history, extensions, configurations, etc. Can I simply install Firefox 60 and copy my Firefox Portable profile folder or is there another process? Is it even possible to migrate from a portable version without losing anything?

Thank you.

I am currently running Firefox Portable version 60 with lots of extensions and customized toolbars and I would like to migrate to a 64 bit installed version without losing my bookmarks, history, extensions, configurations, etc. Can I simply install Firefox 60 and copy my Firefox Portable profile folder or is there another process? Is it even possible to migrate from a portable version without losing anything? Thank you.

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 30.0 r0

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:62.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/62.0

More Information

FFus3r 50 solutions 757 answers

use Mozbackup

use '''Mozbackup'''

Question owner

FFus3r said

use Mozbackup

Thanks for the recommendation, but unfortunately Mozbackup does not work with Firefox Portable.

''FFus3r [[#answer-1151287|said]]'' <blockquote> use '''Mozbackup''' </blockquote> Thanks for the recommendation, but unfortunately Mozbackup does not work with Firefox Portable.
the-edmeister
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
5361 solutions 39799 answers

Helpful Reply

The least complicated method is to use the Sync service with a new installation of the official build of Firefox.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer

Set Sync up on Firefox portable first, then set up Sync up on the official version of Firefox.

The least complicated method is to use the Sync service with a new installation of the official build of Firefox. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer Set Sync up on Firefox portable first, then set up Sync up on the official version of Firefox.

Question owner

the-edmeister said

The least complicated method is to use the Sync service with a new installation of the official build of Firefox. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer Set Sync up on Firefox portable first, then set up Sync up on the official version of Firefox.

D'OH! Why didn't I think of that? Probably because this solution is too simple and too sensible... I'll give it a try - thank you very much!

''the-edmeister [[#answer-1152217|said]]'' <blockquote> The least complicated method is to use the Sync service with a new installation of the official build of Firefox. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer Set Sync up on Firefox portable first, then set up Sync up on the official version of Firefox. </blockquote> D'OH! Why didn't I think of that? Probably because this solution is too simple and too sensible... I'll give it a try - thank you very much!
the-edmeister
  • Top 25 Contributor
  • Moderator
5361 solutions 39799 answers

Helpful Reply

Keep in mind that extensions which aren't hosted at the official addons web site won't be synchronized. They will need to be installed from their source.

If that does solve your question, please mark the post I made as the solution (Solves the problem).

Keep in mind that extensions which aren't hosted at the official addons web site won't be synchronized. They will need to be installed from their source. If that does solve your question, please mark the post I made as the solution (Solves the problem).

Question owner

Firefox Sync ended up working pretty well - as far as I can tell, all bookmarks, history, extensions, etc came over fine. There were only a couple of tweaks needed.

The only issue I ran into was some data from one of my cloud based services wasn't accurate, but all I needed to do was clear cache and cookies and everything looked fine.

Thanks for all the help!

Firefox Sync ended up working pretty well - as far as I can tell, all bookmarks, history, extensions, etc came over fine. There were only a couple of tweaks needed. The only issue I ran into was some data from one of my cloud based services wasn't accurate, but all I needed to do was clear cache and cookies and everything looked fine. Thanks for all the help!