Creating and naming profiles can be as simple or as complicated as you want. The following comments are strictly my opinion. Others may have different methods, and reasons, that work for them.

When creating a profile, the progam uses "Default user" as the Profile name. I avoid using this type of "name" for a profile. To me, it confuses issues down the line. I also avoid using uppercase letters and white space in profile names.

I create Profiles with a descriptive name
indicating profile name and program/version number, e.g.,
"jld_ff"         a Firefox profile name
"jld_77"       a Mozilla 1.7.7 profile name

I then create a bookmark folder with the descriptive profile name, and place it at the far left side of the Personal Toolbar.

In the event I've forgotten which Profile I'm using, by looking at the left side of the toolbar I know that I am in "jld_77". If I want to FIND that particular bookmarks.html on the HDD, then a search for "bookmarks.html" containing "jld_77" brings up the correct bookmarks.html file.

This folder also is a good spot to temporarily store bookmarks. If you copy that bookmarks file to another profile, rename the folder within the NEW bookmarks file.

The same holds true for finding a particular prefs.js file. Search for "prefs.js" containing the unique profile name.

I use a similar tweak with Mail accounts. Create a folder with the name of the account and profile name:

In the captjlddavis account in the jld_77 folder, it would be:
_captjlddavis_jld_77 (Note the leading "_"), this will force the folder to display JUST below the Trash folder. This also gives me a spot to temporarily store emails.

In the event that I need to "FIND" the correct folder containing that account from among several "mail.isp.com-n" folders it is just a matter of searching for "_captjlddavis_jld_77" in the profiles folder.


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