Multiple Profiles on Web Broswers

Mostly, In home there is only one computer available and everybody in the house uses that computer and every person using the computer have will log-in his account and log-of other account. To avoid the situation of Log-in and Log of there is a features available from of using Multiple Accounts on Single desktop is Profiling. The Chrome and Firefox support the Profiling system and with this feature you don’t have to use Multiple Sign Up option and use different Google Account on the same Browser. Let me tell you how to do it, first with Google Chrome.

Step 1: Create a New Folder somewhere on the Hard Disk to save the information of you Profile on your Computer. For example, we created the Folder on D:\ drive with the name of GoogleProfile1.

Step 2: Now, create the copy of the Google Chrome on the desktop and for that Google Chrome Icon is available on Desktop, Just right-click on the Icon and use the option of Copy and Paste, or you can create the shortcut from wherever you know Google Chrome available.

Step 3. Now, right-click on the Newly Created Icon of Google Chrome and from list Choose the option of Properties.

Step 4: In the General Tab change the Name to GoogleProfile1 as we have created the folder with GoogleProfile1. You may give any other name of your own choice to distinguish it from other.

Step 5: In the Shortcut Tab append Target directory and in the last add –user-data=D:\GoogleProfile1. It would look like this "C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\Application\Chrome.exe" --user-data=D:\GoogleProfile1.

Step 6: Just click the OK button and you are finished.

Now, if you open GoogleProfile1 then your bookmarks and your data would be displayed and if you other than it would open another Profile or Default profile.  You can create as many profiles you want and if you want to delete the profile from computer just delete the Shortcut and the custom folder created.


Windows 7 and Vista: In the Search box at the bottom left of the Windows Start menu, type: firefox.exe -ProfileManager

Windows XP and 2000: In the Windows Start menu, click Run… and, in the Run dialog, type: firefox.exe -ProfileManager

Press Enter (Windows 7 and Vista) or click OK (Windows XP and 2000)

Note: If the Profile Manager window does not appear, you may need to specify the full path of the Firefox program, enclosed in quotes; for example:  "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -ProfileManager

If the Profile Manager window does not open, Firefox may have been running in the background, even though it was not visible. Close all instances of Firefox or restart the computer and then try again.

  1. To start the Create Profile Wizard, click Create Profile… in the Profile Manager.
  2. Click Next and enter the name of the profile. Use a profile name that is descriptive, such as your personal name. This name is not exposed on the Internet.
  3. You can also choose where to store the profile, which is useful if you plan on exporting your data and settings to another computer or setup in the future. To choose its storage location on your system, click Choose Folder….
  4. To create the new profile, click Finish.

Note: If you choose a custom location for the profile, store it in a new or clean folder. When you choose to remove the profile, all contents stored in the same folder are removed.

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