The following tutorial details how to move Mozilla Firefox's installation folder from its default installation location to another partition on your hard-disk. Reason's that warrant its relocation, (in my case) are:
1) to make it accessible from Windows.
2) I have observed that my bookmarks / favorites keep disappearing for reasons I cannot explain.
Here is how:
Close Firefox. I am assuming you have a partition mounted where you store files. For example: mine is named "biggy".
1) from your upper menu bar, locate Firefox's installation folder(its a hidden folder):
Places >> Home folder >> and then display hidden files/folders through the File Management Preferences: >> Edit Menu >> Preferences >> (select/check) show hidden and backup files.
2) Find the folder named .mozilla (below pic):
3) copy (right click on the folder and copy) .mozilla onto your new location and delete .mozilla from the old location
4) Assuming you have copy/pasted mozilla into a folder called ubuntu on a drive/partition named biggy
use the command: ln -s
Check your Home folder directory now, you should see an Icon like this(left pic)
thats all folks, now launch Firefox and enjoy!
Please note: if the partition where you moved .mozilla to isn't mounted, Firefox won't start, so you might consider auto-mounting it.
Your comments, opinions and suggestions are welcome!