How to Run Multiple Profiles in Firefox

In this tutorial, we will show you how to run multiple profiles in Mozilla firefox. You can setup multiple profiles in Firefox for different environments.


Step 1 – Open Firefox via the run command

First of all, let’s open up firefox. You can do that by first opening up the run command. Use the shortcut key windows + R for this. Once the run command opens up, type in “Firfox.exe -P”.

Run firefox

Step 2 – Choose User profile

With that done, the choose user profile window will open up. Over here, we will create a new firefox profile. For that, click on the create profile button.

Choosing User profile

Step 3 – Continue with Create Profile Wizard

With that done, the profile wizard will open up. In the first page, you will be shown all the details related to firefox profiles, what they are and how they should be used. Simply click on “Next” to continue with the process.

Create Profile Wizard

Step 4 – Create User Profile

Here, type the profile name which you want to create. For example in this tutorial, we will keep the name “TestProfile1”. Once done, click on the “Finish” button and the profile will be created.

Creating User Profile

Step 5 – Create another profile

So that’s basically how we create a firefox profile. Now let’s create another firefox profile so that we can have multiple profiles for the browser. Remember to keep different settings for each profile. For example in the tutorial, we have set the homepage for testprofile1 to yahoo.com and testprofile2 to google.com

Create a different profile

Step 6 – Open run command

With that done, open up the run command. Over here, type in “firefox.exe –P TestProfile1 -no-remote” and hit the enter key.

Go back to run command

Step 7 – Activate first user profile

This will open up firefox, with the yahoo homepage opened up. Since we had set the homepage for the first profile to yahoo.com, you can tell that TestProfile1 is activated right now.

Activating first user profile

Step 8 – Run second profile

Now, to open up the second profile, we will use the same path, but instead of testprofile1 we will input testprofile2. And there you have it. The second profile is now activated in a new window.

This way, you can setup multiple profiles in Firefox for different environments and run them simultaneously.

Use the run command to open second profile