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How to set up multiple profiles in Opera ?!

  • Hi there.

    I need to create multiple profiles in Opera to open different websites indipendantly.

    Don't tell me "you can open up a private window" cuz I need more than just two independant profiles (:


  • You use portable/standalone installations or you create different OS users/accounts. Opera doesn't use/support profiles.

  • In the Opera program files directory, right-click on launcher.exe to create a new shortcut and place it on your desktop. Then, on the desktop, rename it what you want. Then, right-click on the shortcut, goto properties and then the "shortcut" tab. On that tab, modify the target to add the --user-data-dir command-line switch.

    For example:

    "C:\Program Files (X86)\Opera\launcher.exe" "--user-data-dir=C:\Users\yourusername\Opera2"

    (I personally have a "My Program Files" folder in "C:\Users\myusername", so I'd use "C:\Users\myusername\My Program Files\Opera2" for example.)

    You can create as many shortcuts as you want with each using a different profile folder.

    See for more info.

  • It worked .. million thanks mate!

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