08-22-2019 08:49 AM
08-22-2019 08:49 AM
The default shortcut has this as a Target:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" --profile-directory="Default"
I think if I substitute other values for the profile-directory I can get the shortcut to use a different profile, but am not sure what to name it. I searched around the application and AppData directories but nothing leapt out at me.
08-29-2019 01:53 PM
@USMA56795The way profile works are the original will be "default". Any additional profiles will start with profile (then a number) like Profile 1, Profile 2, etc.
If you want to open your second profile, it will be this below in the Target text box.
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" --profile-directory="Profile 1"
I hope this helps.
10-07-2019 12:55 AM
@Eric_MS If I try this, it just creates a new profile named "Profile 1" for me, even though I replaced it with "Work" which is an existing profile in Edge. How can I make it open an existing profile I have in Edge Chromium?
10-07-2019 07:39 AM
@Koen Zomers Unfortunately you have to know what profile number is associated with the displayed profile name.
For example, on one of my laptops Profile 1 = email@example.com, Profile 2 = firstname.lastname@example.org, Profile 3 = email@example.com, etc.
If I want to access my work profile, my shortcut Properties looks like this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" --profile-directory="Profile 2"
It would be great if Microsoft supported profile names in the argument, such as this:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Dev\Application\msedge.exe" --profile-directory="firstname.lastname@example.org"
01-16-2020 11:47 AM
I renamed my profiles to "WORK" and "HOME" - crazy naming convention, I know. Now trying to create a shortcut with --profile-directory and everything I try just creates a new profile.
--profile-directory ="profile 1" [fail]
--profile-directory ="Profile 1" [fail]
--profile-directory ="profile 2" [fail]
--profile-directory ="profile 3" [fail]
--profile-directory ="work" [fail]
--profile-directory ="WORK" [fail]
--profile-directory ="home" [fail]
A little documentation would be good. How does using the profile name not work?
01-20-2020 01:31 AM - edited 01-20-2020 01:39 AMSolution
if I pin Edge to the taskbar I get a shortcut with this command
"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge Beta\Application\msedge.exe" --profile-directory="Profile 1"
open the directory
C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge Beta\User Data\
and check if there are Profile folders called like
if you need to identify them:
inside these directories you have a file called Preferences
open it with a text editor (i.e. notepad.exe) copy everything into https://jsonbeautifier.org/ click Format/Beautify and then open the profile tree
there you find the name of the Profile associated to your profile folder "Profile x"
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