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Create Multiple FireFox Profiles For Different users

How to create multiple profiles in firefox for different users.Each user will have his own profile and thus all the history,bookmarks and saved passwords can be kept different for different users.

You can also password protect these profiles and keep your  login information and history safe from others and have much more privacy.

Create Multiple Profiles in Firefox

1)Start the firefox profile manager by running an argument “—profilemanager” with firefox.exe.You can do this through the command prompt.

“C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe –profilemanager”

firefox profile command

2)Create a new profile from the profile manager.

3)Create a firefox shortcut on desktop and right click the shortcut icon and take properties.Append -P profilename to the end of the “target” as shown in the figure.(here the profile name is renjuwork)



4)Click Ok and use this shortcut to access that firefox profile.

So firefox.exe -P default launches the firefox using the default profile; and firefox.exe -P profilename starts up the newly created profile.

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  • robinmitra1 May 2, 2009, 4:37 pm

    “You can also password protect these profiles and keep your login information and history safe from others and have much more privacy.”

    How do I password protect profiles?

  • renjith May 2, 2009, 5:23 pm

    Use this firefox extension to password protect your firefox profile.

    Extension : ProfilePassword for Firefox

    Install from here:

  • robinmitra1 May 2, 2009, 5:28 pm

    Thanks for the reply. But I heard that it is rather easy to bypass its security..I was looking for something stronger. Wish firefox had this feature built-in like they have master password for sensitive data..

  • renjith May 2, 2009, 5:43 pm

    Have you tried this?


    This method involves protecting your firefox profile by moving it into an encrypted hard drive or a portable drive.

  • robinmitra1 May 2, 2009, 5:49 pm

    Thanks again. That is one option..