Non-native Profile Manager for Firefox Causes SpywareBlaster To Miss

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  1. JYousey

    JYousey Registered Member

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    Hi, I use a program for multiple versions of Firefox called "Profile Manager". It changes the location of Firefox's profile in "Document & Settings"> "Administrator">"Application Data">"Mozilla">"Firefox"....etc.....TO: "Document & Settings"> "Administrator">"Application Data"> "Mozilla">"ProfileManager:>"Profiles"...etc.

    Apparently, moving the positions described above causes SpywareBlaster to be unable to find Firefox & just wanted TPTB to be aware of this issue. Don't know how to overcome the problem on my own.

    Thanks for any input in advance!
     
  2. javacool

    javacool BrightFort Moderator

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    Hi,

    Thanks for the heads-up! :)

    Depending on how it works, it may be possible to add native support in future releases of SpywareBlaster. (Do you have a link to the ProfileManager tool?)

    For the time being, it is possible to manually configure things so SpywareBlaster can detect your (relocated) Firefox profiles.

    SpywareBlaster looks for a "profiles.ini" file in the normal Firefox profile location. On your system, this would be:
    C:\Documents & Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox
    (i.e. There should be a "profiles.ini" file at that location.)

    I'd have to check and see how ProfileManager works, but if it maintains the normal Firefox profile structure, it should be possible to just edit the profiles.ini file (in the folder above) to point to the new profile location(s).

    As an example, a profiles.ini file can contain multiple "[Profile#]" sections. Each section has a few details. If you want to create a Profile section that points to a non-standard profile location, you could use the following snippet as a guide:

    Code:
    [Profile0]
    Name=profilename
    IsRelative=0
    Path=C:/Documents & Settings/Administrator/Application Data/Mozilla/ProfileManager/Profiles/profilefoldername
    NOTE: If you decide to try editing your profiles.ini file, please back-up the current version first.

    Best regards,

    -Javacool
     
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    JYousey Registered Member

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