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I use the same user folder for Firefox/thunderbird in XP and Linux, but due to different path names there are some problems. In the Firefox user folder there are at ...
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    Same Firefox user folder in XP/Linux


    I use the same user folder for Firefox/thunderbird in XP and Linux, but due to different path names there are some problems. In the Firefox user folder there are at least 3 files that need the correct paths of different items. Files are "pref.js, user.js and extension.ini". An example:
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    pref.js 
    user_pref("browser.download.defaultFolder", "/home/chris");
    user_pref("browser.download.dir", "/mnt/DadStorage/Downloads10");    [for linux]
    
    user_pref("browser.download.dir", "D:\Downloads10");    [for XP]
    Is there any way to rewrite pref.js with correct paths for both XP and Linux ?

    If not could a script be written (I do not know how) that could be ran to copy 'pref.js.linux' to 'pref.js', start firefox and when closed, copy 'pref.js.XP' to 'pref.js' ? (Hope you understand question)

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    I've googled for "shared profile" firefox linux XP and got several hits.
    Maybe this one could help you out. If not you can do a search on the mozilla site.
    Charles
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    Thanks for the link but the last post by angussf is the problem I'm wanting to fix.

    I think will have a Xp and Linux sub folder for the 3 files mentioned above and make a script (?) to copy linux files to shared folder when I run linux and before I turn off have it copy the XP needed files. Not the best but will work.

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