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-<​html><​p id="​zotero-5-update-warning"​ style="​color:​ red; font-weight:​ bold">​We’re +See [[portable_zotero]]
-in the process of updating the documentation for +
-<a href="​https://​www.zotero.org/​blog/​zotero-5-0">​Zotero 5.0</​a>​. Some documentation +
-may be outdated in the meantime. Thanks for your understanding.</​p></​html>​ +
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-======Can I still use Zotero when I can't install Firefox?​====== +
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-If you are unable to install Firefox on a computer, you may still be able to use Zotero by using Portable Firefox from an external drive (e.g. a USB drive). +
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-===== Caution! ===== +
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-While these instructions do not refer to such a setting, //do NOT, at any point, set AllowMultipleInstances=true inside the FirefoxPortable.ini file//. This option directs Portable Firefox to be started with the -no-remote flag, which disrupts communication between Zotero for Firefox and the Word/​LibreOffice plugins as well as Zotero Standalone. +
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-===== Basic Instructions ===== +
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-In order to use Zotero through Portable Firefox on your external drive, you will need to +
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-  - Install Portable Firefox and Zotero onto your external drive +
-  - Copy your Zotero library onto the external drive +
-  - Specify the location of your library in Zotero +
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-===== Detailed Instructions ===== +
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-=== 1. Install Portable Firefox and Zotero === +
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-Install Portable Firefox for [[http://​portableapps.com/​apps/​internet/​firefox_portable | Win]] or [[http://​www.macupdate.com/​info.php/​id/​20395 | Mac]] according to the directions. ​ Then, run Portable Firefox and install Zotero. ​ (The latest version of Zotero is available from the [[/ |home page]].) +
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-=== 2. Copy your Zotero library === +
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-Zotero stores everything on your computer in a subdirectory of your Firefox profile directory. +
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-You can locate your data directory by going to the Zotero preferences under the Actions (gear icon) menu and clicking “Show Data Directory” on the [[preferences/​advanced|Advanced]] tab. +
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-With Firefox closed, copy the entire '​zotero'​ directory onto your external drive. ​ Remember the location for step 3. +
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-=== 3. Specify the location of your library === +
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-Open the Preferences Menu in Zotero/​Portable Firefox. ​ You can access Preferences either from the Actions ({{start:​gearicon2.jpg?​nolink}}) menu in the Zotero pane or through the Firefox Tools menu -> Add-ons window (click the  //​Preferences//​ button in the //Zotero// section). +
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-  * Click on "​Advanced"​ in the Preferences Menu \\ {{  start:​zotero-advanced4.jpg?​nolink }} +
-  * Click on "​Custom"​ under Storage Locations to specify the external drive location of your Zotero library. ​ The "​Select a Zotero Data Directory"​ pop-up will appear. ​ Once you select the directory, Zotero will restart Portable Firefox with the contents of your library. +
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kb/portable_firefox.txt · Last modified: 2017/11/22 13:03 by bwiernik