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If they had separate Windows accounts, it would be automatic - Firefox would create a separate profile for each account. It's still not very hard, you can create as many profiles as you like. See: http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile#new

If you want, you can migrate the bookmarks and settings from your existing profile: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Migrating_settin...o_a_new_profile

For the users to select their profile when launching Firefox, you have two choices; the simplest is to just uncheck the box "Don't ask at startup" in the Profile Manager. Then the Profile Manager will open at each startup, then you select the desired profile and click "Start Firefox".

Alternatively, you could create shortcuts for each profile, if you don't mind cluttering your desktop with all those icons. I can't find the directions for doing that on short notice (forgot to bookmark it), but if you want it I'm sure I could find it, or figure it out.

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No. The key information greenknight provided and is quoted below will help you set up individual profiles for each user in your home.

I personally believe giving each user their own account for Windows would be an easier process. :hello:

Firefox would create a separate profile for each account. It's still not very hard, you can create as many profiles as you like. See: http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile#new

If you want, you can migrate the bookmarks and settings from your existing profile: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Migrating_settin...o_a_new_profile

For the users to select their profile when launching Firefox, you have two choices; the simplest is to just uncheck the box "Don't ask at startup" in the Profile Manager. Then the Profile Manager will open at each startup, then you select the desired profile and click "Start Firefox".

Alternatively, you could create shortcuts for each profile, if you don't mind cluttering your desktop with all those icons. I can't find the directions for doing that on short notice (forgot to bookmark it), but if you want it I'm sure I could find it, or figure it out.

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I'd have to agree with Tarun, creating separate Windows accounts is the easier method - but the other way isn't hard, either.

If you're interested in making shortcuts that automatically open Firefox with specific profiles (or if anyone else is), here's a link to a thread that describes the method: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.ph...hortcut+profile

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It is helpful. I'm tempted to make different Windows accounts, but I have two main problems:

1) I can't get the internet to work on a new account.

2) How do I transfer my folder which is on the desktop?

1. How do you connect to the Internet? Is it through a router or some other means?

2. You could easily move it to the C: drive. Easiest way I would transfer things was to right click the Start button and choose Explore All Users, then drop the file where I needed it.

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A majority of anti-malware programs will scan everything.

CCleaner does not support multi-Windows profiles, so you'd have to change user accounts for that.

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Ad-Aware and Spybot definitely will scan everything.

XPize alters the bitmaps inside system files, so that would be universal.

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More minor problems:

When I created an account I called ii Test, then I finally renamed it to Ian, but under the Documents and Settings, its still called User. Anyway to change it, or do I have to create a whole new account?

The language bar keeps popping up, despite how many times I untick it. Any suggestions?

I have a really old account, which has nothing in there, under Documents and Settings, apart form a Desktop folder, which has two empty folders in it. But I can't delete the folder, nor through unlocker. Any ideas? And I've tried in Safe Mode, it doesn't delete it.

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Try Start > Run > control userpasswords2

If the account is not in use yet, I'd just delete it and make a new one. While you can rename the user, the folders don't rename to my knowledge.

As for the old account, you may wish to just delete it completely if it is never used.

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