Syncing passwords, bookmarks, tabs, etc. without Firefox Sync
My employer recently updated its information security policy, and as a part of that disabled Firefox accounts on our work laptops. Is there a way to "manually" sync passwords, bookmarks, tabs etc. to and from a computer that is not logged in? Installing third party software is, because of the same security policy, not an option.
I've relied heavily on Firefox Sync in the past, as I often come across items of interest that I bookmark on my private laptop that I would like to access on my work computer and vice versa, passwords are updated often etc. The updated security policy has become a real nuisance, so I am looking for a workaround. ;)
(And yes, I am talking to our IT department, and they are at least semi interested in finding a solution.)
Appreciate any help!
If sync is blocked, no. You would have to do this manually.
The only way would be to copy those files from one computer to the others. But if you made changes to more than one at the same time . . . .
logins.json and key3.db [v58+]key4.db : These are the password files. Copy Both !
persdict.dat : custom dictionary - words you added to the dictionary
mimeTypes.rdf [v55+]handlers.json : What to do with what type of file.
places.sqlite : History and Bookmarks.
prefs.js : Your settings. Note: If you were having problems, this could be contaminated.
There is this as a possibility.
http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox_portable Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition
https://portableapps.com/apps/internet/firefox-portable-esr Mozilla Firefox ESR, Portable Edition
A fully functional package of Firefox optimized for use on a USB key drive. A specialized launcher will allow most favorite extensions to work as you switch computers.
Firefox Portable is a 3rd-party build. Support is available here: http://portableapps.com/forums/support/firefox_portable
You can use sync to share data between profiles. But some data cannot be shared between different versions.