Register Firefox Portable With Default Programs in Windows 7/Vista

Mozilla Firefox®, Portable Edition is the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser bundled with a Launcher as a portable app, so you can take your bookmarks, extensions and saved passwords with you. We saw how to set Firefox Portable as the default Web browser in Windows XP. Here is a tool which can register Mozilla Firefox Portable Edition with the Default Programs tool in Windows 7/Vista.

Register Firefox Portable with Default Programs

1. Download and save to Desktop.

2. Unzip the archive and extract the contents to a folder.

3. Double-click the file RegisterFirefoxPortable.exe to run it


4. When you see the User Account Control dialog, click Allow

5. Click the Browse button and locate the Firefox Portable executable

6. Click Register

Editor’s note: If the drive letter for your removable device (which contains Firefox Portable) changes, you’ll need to re-register the program using this utility.

18 thoughts on “Register Firefox Portable With Default Programs in Windows 7/Vista

  1. awsome!!!!!! works in Win 8.1
    Used it on Opera portable (just point to launcher.exe in the directory where you keep Opera) then the Opera icon becomes available to associate file type (.htm/.html) and protocol (HTTP/HTTPS)

  2. It does not work correctly because essentially it doesn’t really set it as the “Default Browser”. When it does is only associating those files and protocols with ffp.

    What it should have done is instead associate ffp with htmlfile, http, and https in classes registry.

  3. I have used FF for almost a decade now, and got used to browse with my session saved – tabs, windows, and tab groups. And I would never use my main browser with facebook for example, because of tracking etc.
    Also, it becomes annoying if you just want to open 1 link you got sent via instant messaging etc., in which case I use a installation of Firefox Portable, but had to start it manually before. Also, program installations and updates like to open the default browser unasked.
    Your little tool fixed that for me, thank you very much! :)

  4. Hi, this is great app. Please can you do the same from Thunderbird Portable.

    Thank You!!

    PD: Sorry for my English

  5. It doesn’t work when using Outlook 2013 when I try clicking on a link in a mail to be opened with FFportable on W8.
    It still says “Your organization’s policies are preventing us from completing this action for you.”

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