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Cannot set different preferences for different profiles

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I want to use two profiles, so I duplicated the default profile root directory folder and used that folder for the new profile. I set adifferent theme and preferences for one profile, but if I run firefox using another profile theme and preferences became same.

Is this a problem that occurs because I duplicated the profile folder? or Can't I use difference preferences for different profiles?

I want to use two profiles, so I duplicated the default profile root directory folder and used that folder for the new profile. I set adifferent theme and preferences for one profile, but if I run firefox using another profile theme and preferences became same. Is this a problem that occurs because I duplicated the profile folder? or Can't I use difference preferences for different profiles?

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The folders are separate, so changes in one shouldn't affect the other. Unless they are both connected to the same Firefox Account and the Sync settings include sharing add-ons and preference. You can check what is shared via Sync on the Options page.

See: How do I choose what information to sync on Firefox?

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The folders are separate, so changes in one shouldn't affect the other. Unless they are both connected to the same Firefox Account and the Sync settings include sharing add-ons and preference. You can check what is shared via Sync on the Options page.

See: How do I choose what information to sync on Firefox?

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Note that some files may contain an absolute path and thus still link to the other profile. A possible candidate is pkcs11.txt that stores data used by the software security device, so check this file to be sure. Prefs.js can also have such a path.