Using the ProfileManager in Thunderbird

A while ago I wrote about the ProfileManager application created by J. Griffion. This application provided a new UI to managing profiles in Firefox, but it can also do so in Thunderbird. The trick is it needs to be setup as a separate application/short-cut and passing Thunderbird as an argument.  On my Windows 7 system I have the following short-cuts:

  • “C:\Program Files (x86)\profilemanager\profilemanager.exe” – This launches the ProfileManager  for Firefox which is default.
  • “C:\Program Files (x86)\profilemanager\profilemanager.exe” thunderbird – This launches the ProfileManager for Thunderbird

So now I am able to run multiple versions of Thunderbird at once on different profiles. This is handy as I needed separate profiles for each build to check on issues I’ve been having with the Thunderbird account setup tool in Thunderbird 5 and 7. More on this later this week, still awaiting some feedback about this particular issue.

6 Comments on Using the ProfileManager in Thunderbird

  1. I’m currently trying to retrieve old profiles in Thunderbird and that path,nor any other ,does not find ProfileManager.
    Vista Home Premium SP2.

  2. Gene Szustakowski | September 5, 2011 at 12:09 PM | Reply

    Does the profile manager work on windows7 64bit??

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