Not quite correct - if you're really talking about FAVORITES (as in Microsoft Internet Explorer "Favorites"), it doesn't matter at all if the browser has multiple user setup (with profiles outside), or single user setup (with one or more profiles inside KM program folder=portable version). The "Favorites" are always outside anyway, not really a part of this browser, and KM finds their path automatically. All that's necessary is to enable the favorites plugin again in Edit>Preferences>Plugins.
But people often refer to "Bookmarks" as favorites too, and if this is meant, and people setup K-Meleon as a portable version, as you describe, that means it has the new profile inside the program folder, and the effect will be quite the opposite: Completely new, empty profile, no bookmarks
And everyone going panicky, LOL!
But not to worry, in that case the bookmarks are simply in the old profile, they are not deleted - unless you had the great idea to "UNinstall" the browser first before updating it. Uninstalling means "throwing everything away", so don't wonder. Just for the record, this goes for "bookmarks" and "hotlist", which are stored inside the KM profile, NOT for "favorites", which are not part of the browser, except that it shares them with IE.
So, to update the browser, do it any way you want, just not UNinstall it first. If you don't know much about your computer, you may have a bit trouble locating your old profile again, but it will certainly not be lost.
If someone stumbles over this thread BEFORE updating, I'd recommand this
for safety freaks:
Click Edit>Configuration>Profile directory, and write up the path, just in case.
Go one step upwards in this directory, and make a copy of your KM profile folder.
Locate your k-meleon program folder, and make a copy of that one too.
If you are using one of the default skins (klassic or phoenity), and IF you have modified something, rename that folder to e.g. "Phoenity(mine)", so it gets not overwritten.
Then download the new KM version and unzip it inside the old KM program folder.
Single- or multiuser depends from your preferences. It only decides whether the profiles will be stored inside the program folder (=portable), or outside along with your other stuff like "my documents" and such. Be careful with Vista and 7, they will require you to give yourself writing rights manually, especially if the profile is inside the program folder. (Personally I'd just create an own folder "c:/proggies/" or such for own programs, to reduce those unbearable writing rights problems with "c:/programs/"
) Looks like some people even needed to restart windows to be graciously granted the right to use new programs in those systems.
Okay, that's it, start the updated browser now. If you chose "multi-user", tell it to use your renamed personal skin "Phoenity(mine)". Option is in first tab in Preferences. Restart again.
If you chose "single-user", the new profile will probably be empty, and you'll have to manually copy the contents of the old profile into the new one, inside the program folder. When this is done, same procedure as above, start browser, set your personal skin, and restart.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/06/2010 05:19PM by siria.