How do I start a specific profile in Firefox?

How do I start a specific profile in Firefox?

Right-click on the desktop shortcut and select Properties. Enter -P “profile-name” at the end of the Target box. Click the OK button. Double-click on the desktop shortcut to open Firefox with a specific profile.

How do I switch profiles in Firefox?

Manage profiles when Firefox is open Type about:profiles into the address bar and press the Enter key. This will open the About Profiles page, where you can view, create and manage your Firefox profiles.

How do I run two Firefox profiles at the same time?

To get a 2nd Profile to launch while the first Profile is already running, you need to use the command line switch of -no -remote. That tells Firefox to ignore the already running firefox.exe process.

Where are Firefox profiles?

%APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ A list of profiles will appear at the top of the Start menu. Click on the profile folder you wish to open (it will open in a window). If you only have a single profile, its folder would have “default” in the name.

How do I restore my Firefox profile?

Restoring a profile backup

  1. Click the Firefox menu and select Exit. Click the Firefox menu at the top of the screen and select Quit Firefox.
  2. If your existing profile folder and profile backup folder have the same name, simply replace the existing profile folder with the profile backup, then start Firefox.

Can I install both Firefox and Firefox ESR?

You can install a portable (ESR) Firefox version to access websites that do not work with the current Firefox release. The portable version comes with its own profile folder and doesn’t interfere with currently installed Firefox versions. is the portable version only for windows?

Where is my Firefox profile?

On the menu bar, click the Go menu, hold down the option or alt key and select Library. A window will open containing your Library folder. Open the Application Support folder, then open the Firefox folder, and then the Profiles folder. Your profile folder is within this folder.

How do I get the old Firefox data back?

Click on the Open Folder button under the”’ Local Directory, not root”’. Then right click when inside the new profile folder and select paste. Then restart Firefox. You should now have all your previous bookmarks, and data back.

Why does Firefox ask me to create a new profile?

If you use a profile on a newer version of Firefox, it’s locked to that version or higher. If you then try to update that profile with an older version of Firefox, it will not allow you to and will force you to make a new profile. The reason it does this is in case something changes about how your data is stored.