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Command line arguments for loading an alternate profile

  • I would like to have a short-cut that opens a specific opera user profile. However, I have not found any updated information on what the command-line argument would currently be. Does anybody know what they are? Or if there is a better way to have multiple profiles?

  • Try --user-data-dir="path to the profile"

  • Thanks! This worked, but I had to make sure that I added the .ini to the end of the path. So for anyone else trying this out the whole thing looked like: "path to launcher" --user-data-dir="path to the profile.ini"

  • That's strange. How can something that doesn't even exist, works?

  • I guess I don't understand your question. When I modified the shortcut to the above, that specific shortcut opened an instance of opera that pulled its profile from a folder "MyProfile.ini" instead of the default "Opera Stable" folder. It used to be that you could do the same thing in older versions of Opera, it is just that the command line argument was /settings. When that didn't work I asked what the new one was. This solution works really well for me. So I used the old guide here: with the new argument and path and got my multiple profiles.

  • This command is for Opera Blink, which doesn't have any ini files. That's why I asked.