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    firefox: delete profile

    i'm trying to delete a few profiles in Firefox that i have created and later decided that i do not want to use. but i cannot get to that menu that had the delete button.
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    Lightbulb Re: firefox: delete profile

    Code:
    about:profiles
    on a blank page in firefox type the above in the address bar that should give you all the profiles listed.

    barring the current one in use you can remove all the rest.

    hope this helps you.
    Last edited by ipv; March 9th, 2020 at 04:01 AM.

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    Re: firefox: delete profile

    i don't want to remove all the rest, just a few of them.
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    Re: firefox: delete profile

    Quote Originally Posted by Skaperen View Post
    i don't want to remove all the rest, just a few of them.
    Remove only those you want to remove
    The only one you can't remove is the one in use at the time.

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    Re: firefox: delete profile

    s/all/any/

    i thought ipv meant that there would be a button to delete all profile except the current one. i take wording literally.
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    Re: firefox: delete profile

    Open a terminal and type 'firefox -ProfileManager' without the speech marks

    You should then get a window that shows a list of your profiles with buttons to the left for 'Create Profile', 'Rename Profile' and 'Delete Profile'. Highlight the profile in question and click the appropriate button.

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    Re: firefox: delete profile

    Close Firefox, open the file manager. Show hidden files. Go to the folder .Mozilla. Inside there is a subfolder called "firefox", inside there are numerous folders for the profiles, just delete those you want to delete (or you can rename them. In case something goes wrong just rename them back)
    Last edited by monkeybrain20122; March 11th, 2020 at 01:08 AM.

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    Re: firefox: delete profile

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeybrain20122 View Post
    Close Firefox, open the file manager. Show hidden files. Go to the folder .Mozilla. Inside there is a subfolder called "firefox", inside there are numerous folders for the profiles, just delete those you want to delete (or you can rename them. In case something goes wrong just rename them back)
    Does this method update the profiles.ini file, or does it have to be opened in a text editor and edited?

    What about the installs.ini file?

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    Re: firefox: delete profile

    i don't have either file.
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    Lightbulb Re: firefox: delete profile

    do this :

    Code:
    about:profiles
    it will give you this :

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    follow instructions from here : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb...refox-profiles

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