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How do I change folder where Profile data is stored?

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On our work computers we have limited storage space in our Documents and Settings folder and it keeps exceeding capacity.

If I can change where the Profile data automatically saves, this will solve the problem.

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I'm not sure that you can change the location of an existing profile but you can create a new profile and set the location. (I would guess that you can copy your existing profile to the new location to preserve your profile specific information as well.) See https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing-profiles

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I'm not sure that you can change the location of an existing profile but you can create a new profile and set the location. (I would guess that you can copy your existing profile to the new location to preserve your profile specific information as well.) See https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/Managing-profiles

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Thanks Mandel - that worked. I created a new profile with the new location and deleted the old one and now I'm no longer getting the 'Exceed profile space' message.

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