Update Portable Firefox The Easy Way

Update Portable Firefox The Easy Way

Do you use PortableApps’ Firefox builds to test out Firefox betas or launch from a thumb drive? Firefox obsessive (and former Lifehacker intern) AsianAngel details the surefire way to bring your portable browser up to date.

It takes a little while for the bundled portable versions of Firefox to catch up with Firefox’s latest releases, so being able to upgrade your portable ahead of the pack can be advantageous. At our own How-To Geek’s home away from Lifehacker, AsianAngel shows how to use a standard .exe package from the latest and greatest Firefox builds to upgrade just the browser part of your portable installation, with a little folder-navigating wisdom. Want to run portable Firefox browsers alongside your standard desktop version? Try AsianAngel’s guide to sandboxing a Firefox “six pack.”

Update Portable Firefox the Easy Way [the How-To Geek]


  • Clicking “Help > Check For Updates” works great for me…

    I then rename firefox.exe to ff3.w.exe (i use this one for web dev).
    I also have these options set in the ini file

    I’m not sure why you need a “guide” to do these things (i clicked the link and noticed the guide was very long and didn’t read it…)

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