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In my firefox.exe file I do not have a profile manager, so I am unable to add my profile.
Help says to create a profile by typing "firefox.exe -profilemanager" in the search box in the open icon. When I do that nothing happens. When I go to the firefox.exe site and click it opens firefox.
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Try to use the full path to the Firefox program.
"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P
Still nothing happens. If I go to that site on my hard disc and click on firefox.exe it opens firefox.
This is the standard installation for Firefox - "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" - is that where it is installed on your PC?
The Profile Manager won't open if Firefox is running or if there is a "hung" firefox.exe process in the Task Manager.
Yes. That is where it is installed.
If I type that address in the search box, the search replies that it can not be found. If I add "profilemanager", still can not be found.
When I did it this time I made sure firefox was turned off.
It seems like "profilemanager" should be a file in firefox and should be found like any other file. Obviously not.
Would really appreciate your help.
It's not a "file" it's an internal process.
Did you try using -P as suggested by cor-el, instead of profilemanager?
Still doesn't work.
You did place quotes around the full path to the Firefox program?
Surrounding quotes are required if a path has space characters like "Program Files" and "Mozilla Firefox" have.
cor-el and the ed-meister
Thanks for your help. I was not following instructions exactly, io.e. I goofed. I am in business now thanks to your help.
Please click the Helpful button next to the answer that solved your Firefox support issue, when you are logged in, so this thread gets marked as Solved.
Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.
i read the above direction however i do not even have the firefox.exe file they recommend? isn't there a way to just install MOZILLA FIREFOX from step 1 on the website?
please help i hate internet explorer
For that question open a new thread like you did at https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/809278
First close firefox. Enter at the command prompt "firefox --profilemanager" (without the quotes) and it should work
Why dig up a solved 4 month old question and then post inaccurate information?
The double hyphen won't work!