Accessing the Firefox Profile Manager to create a new profile

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06 Jun, 2013 01:21 AM

I just downloaded and started using TFFG5 (17.0.6). I've been using FF 3.6.15 on a G5 PPC running 10.5.8. I want to create separate profiles for TFF and FF. The FAQs provide the following link to Mozilla support for instructions on starting and using the Firefox Profile Manager: However, when I enter the provided command line in Terminal, I get a response, "No such file or directory..." I wonder if the command line provided is for a new version of FF, newer OSX version, or maybe Intel architecture. Whatever the reason, it doesn't work. Anyone have the correct command line?


  1. 1 Posted by kn.young on 06 Jun, 2013 06:13 PM

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    This morning I found this method on Apple support for correctly identifying the correct directory: Control-click the FF application icon, select Show Package Contents, then drill down into the MacOS folder and drag the Firefox unix executable into Terminal, then type -ProfileManager, return. Dragging the executable provided this:


    I'm guessing that the cause of the problem was that some time ago I had renamed the app "Firefox 3.6.15."

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 09 Jun, 2013 05:28 AM

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    Sorry for the delay in replying to this ticket. Are you trying to do this in Firefox or TenFourFox?

  3. 3 Posted by kn.young on 09 Jun, 2013 02:57 PM

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    No problem. Actually, I tried both. I'm now sure that what was going on was that because I had renamed Firefox to Firefox 3.6.15, the Terminal command I was using couldn't find the directory. Once that was corrected, it worked. I've been using the 2 profiles for several days now, and all seems fine. Thanks.

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