If you share your computer with other people, Mozilla Firefox has a groovy feature that allows you to create multiple profiles. Here’s a simple guide which explains how it works.
Update: This article was written years ago. For an updated version of this process read: How to Create and Manage Multiple Profiles in Firefox
If you share your computer with other people, Mozilla Firefox has a groovy feature that allows you to create multiple profiles. Here’s a simple guide that explains how it works.
You can locate the profiles at the following paths.
Go to Start Menu and type Run.
Type firefox.exe -p to open Mozilla Firefox Profile Manager. Make sure Firefox is not running otherwise it will not open the Profile Manager.
It will show you all the profiles for Firefox. Now, click on Create Profile button and it will open a new pop-up window. Press Next.
Type the name of the new profile and click Finish.
By default, Firefox will ask you which profile you want to use each time you launch Firefox. For this example, uncheck the Don’t ask on Startup option because I’m going to show you how to set up a custom shortcut instead.
Create a Firefox shortcut and go to its Properties by right-clicking on it.
In the Shortcut tab, paste the following and press OK
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p Hammad
Now, whenever you want to access a different profile just create a new shortcut for that person. Nice and simple.
Firefox stores the profile info at the following location below. This is handy to know if you ever want to delete the profile or other data.
C:\Users\<Your User Name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<Profile Name>