I Need Help Setting up Multiple Profiles

  • Hey, everyone.

    I'm trying to set up multiple profiles with Opera, but haven't been successful yet. I've followed two different tutorials so far, and neither one has yielded positive results.

    The first guide I followed is here: http://operawiki.info/OperaProfiles

    The problem I had with that guide is that I can't find an INI file for Opera anywhere on my computer... I'm guessing that the newer versions no longer use them, and that the guide is outdated.

    The second guide I followed is here: http://goo.gl/uaiSoh

    The problem I had with that guide is that it just didn't work. It kept opening my current profile in Opera and not a new one.

    Can anyone help me with this?

    Here are my default pathways in case you need them.

    Opera: C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\Opera.exe
    Profile: C:\Users\Patrick\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable

    I'm running the newest version of Opera, by the way; 30.0.1835.88

    Thanks! 😃

  • Both of those guides are very out of date. They are for version 12 of Opera and earlier.

  • Both of those guides are very out of date. They are for version 12 of Opera and earlier.

    Do you know of any newer guides? I haven't been able to figure it out on my own, and searching on Google only brings me to those two tutorials. 😞

  • Bump. Does anyone know how to do this, if it can even be done?

  • You can install Opera in standalone mode or you can use the command line --profile-directory (--profile-directory="x:/pathto/profile").

    Or, even better, create and use profiles on Windows.

  • I'm not sure what you mean when you mention the command line.

    As for creating multiple profiles on Windows; I'd rather not have to do that. I have a couple of YouTube channels as well as a couple of Instagram accounts and things like that that I'd like to manage without having to log in and out of them all the time.

    I also don't like any other browser, so I want to be able to do this in Opera, if it's possible.

  • He means adding command line modifiers to the Opera shortcut. Opera uses most of the same options that Chrome does. If you google around for a bit I'm sure you could find the commands for multiple profiles for Chrome, which would work for Opera.

  • I think that's what that video was trying to help me do, and it didn't work.

  • What video?

  • The one I have a link to in my first post in this thread.


  • As I said above, that video is for an older version of Opera. It is very, very out of date and does not apply to current versions. The newer versions of Opera use the same method as Google Chrome. So it would have to be a guide written in the last year or two. That video is from 2012.

  • Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, guys; I got this working!

    I found a post on SuperUser (http://superuser.com/a/361749) that told how to do it in Chrome, and it worked!

    All I did was create new the new profile, make another Opera shortcut, then add "--user-data-dir=" and the path to the new profile and; voila! 😃

    Thanks, guys! 😃

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