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Poston: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:34 pm 
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Hi there!
I need some help.
At my office, I have a limited User-Profile storage of 30MB on C: but plenty of free storage on the other drive.
My "Orca Profiles"-folder exceeds the 30MB due to several add-ons I installed (such as NoScript and AddBlock).

Is there a possibility to move the "Orca Profiles" folder to another location apart from the "Application Data" folder on C:?

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LosNachos


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Post Reply #1 on: Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:58 pm 
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You can do one of two things:

(i) Use Orca in "portable" mode so all settings are stored in the local folder ie where orca.exe is located.
To do this:
- Go to your application data folder
- Locate the Orca Profiles folder
- Copy the folder named .default to your Orca folder
The only disadvantages to this are:
- You cannot use Online Storage
- Some system don't let you write to program folders

(ii) Set the location of your cache folder to something else since this is what takes up most space:
- Type in about:config in the address bar
- Search for or filter or create a new string value: browser.cache.disk.parent_directory
- Set it to another folder, ie: D:\Temp\

There are other settings that can be changed to also trim down what is stored there, if you need to.

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Post Reply #2 on: Mon Nov 23, 2009 4:17 pm 
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Hi there!
First of all thanks for the quick response.
So there is no simple option for moving the Orca Profiles folder?

Option (ii) I've already tried before, didn't help. I found out that the file responsible for the size of my profile is urlclassifier3.sqlite in the .default\mozdata\UserData folder and thus not affected by moving the cache folder.

Option (i) seems to work. Although Orca is installed on C: Windows doesn't seem to count the Orca folder as part of my local profile...

As it seems, problem solved.
Thank you!
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Post Reply #3 on: Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:44 pm 
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LosNachos wrote:
Hi there!
I need some help.
At my office, I have a limited User-Profile storage of 30MB on C: but plenty of free storage on the other drive.
My "Orca Profiles"-folder exceeds the 30MB due to several add-ons I installed (such as NoScript and AddBlock).

Is there a possibility to move the "Orca Profiles" folder to another location apart from the "Application Data" folder on C:?

Thanks,
LosNachos

Hello i was wondering why this limited User-Profile storage of 30MB on C:.So i was wondering if you got a 500 gig external hard drive and put everything in that from home puter . Would that allow you to use more than 30 MB???. I use one myself being external i can take it to anyones computer plug it in windows tells you it just found a new drive then i just use it i basicaly put my entire puter in it with a few exceptions. Then when i have to i just work out of it it works well for me useing XP PRO. :) :wave:


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Post Reply #4 on: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:37 pm 
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LosNachos wrote:
So there is no simple option for moving the Orca Profiles folder?

Not currently.

LosNachos wrote:
Option (ii) I've already tried before, didn't help. I found out that the file responsible for the size of my profile is urlclassifier3.sqlite in the .default\mozdata\UserData folder and thus not affected by moving the cache folder.

That is the Mozilla anti-phishing protection database - the Gecko engine contacts Google and downloads it in the background. I have turned that off on my system because it can grow to an absurdly large size and as most computers have anti-malware software then it is not really needed. See my post here for details on disabling it.

LosNachos wrote:
Option (i) seems to work. Although Orca is installed on C: Windows doesn't seem to count the Orca folder as part of my local profile...

No, your local profile is the folder you get when you type %appdata% into the Windows Run dialog.

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Post Reply #5 on: Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:48 pm 
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It's a shared computer, therefore it makes sense to limit the local storage capacity for each possible user.
I got plenty of space on a network drive but I can't install any programs on it because I dont't have admin-rights on my account, and when logged on as admin I don't have access to my part of the network storage. Bringing personal data storage devices is forbidden at my office, I guess they don't want my viruses :)
But anyhow, it's working now so there is no need to deal with it any longer.
So I guess we can close this one,
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