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How can I determine which profile Firefox 3 is currently using?

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  • Last reply by cor-el

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I have 4 profiles in my C:\Documents and Settings\ral\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ folder. I think Firefox opens with eepi9w6m.b117. How can I find out?

I could use C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -ProfileManager if I knew how to make it prompt - howto uncheck the "open without asking" box without being able to open the dialog that contains it.

Tag: profile, current profile

Modified by ral

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To find which Profile you are using' ...

  • Help -> Trouble Shooting Information -> "Open Containing Folder"
  • or direct by typing about:support then "Open Containing Folder"

The filename of the folder contains the Profile Name

One directory up from your current profile are all of your profile folders

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Start > Run Type "firefox -P" (without quotations) and hit enter.

That brings up the prompt to choose what profile to use this session.

NOTE, for me this only works if all windows of firefox is completely shut down before I start it with firefox -P. I don't know if that's how it should be or not.

Modified by Chrispa76

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Chosen Solution

To find which Profile you are using' ...

  • Help -> Trouble Shooting Information -> "Open Containing Folder"
  • or direct by typing about:support then "Open Containing Folder"

The filename of the folder contains the Profile Name

One directory up from your current profile are all of your profile folders

Additional References:

Modified by David McRitchie

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@Chrispa76:

Yes, I forgot the need to close Firefox. Dumb mistake.

@dmcritchie:

Great Info.

Thanks.

Modified by ral

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Copy and Paste this code in the Code field in the "Tools > Error Console" and click the Evaluate button to see the location of the profile folder.

alert(Components.classes["@mozilla.org/file/directory_service;1"].getService(Components.interfaces.nsIProperties).get("ProfD", Components.interfaces.nsIFile).path);