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My home PC is WinXP using the Mozilla suite. There are two users on this machine. One, myself and the other, a generic login for the rest of the family.

Very often I browse the web using the generic login. But when change over to my own login, I would like to maintain the state of my browsing experience, cookies, history (JoS threads I have read, for example), bookmarks, etc. I now have a logon script that runs each time I log in as myself that copies the relevant files from the generic profile to my profile under "Documents and Settings"

Is there a better way to do it?

KayJay
Thursday, July 22, 2004

Wht not just log in on your own account?  What's the purpose of having 2 separate accounts?

Rammalamma Dingdong
Thursday, July 22, 2004

surfing pRon

testUser
Thursday, July 22, 2004

pr0n rules....

RP
Thursday, July 22, 2004

Nah! No porn! All porn downloading and surfing is done from my BeOS box. Easier to categorise, search and very smooth replay!

Messrs R and D, there are two accounts because the PC is shared with my folks. And quite often, like now, I am using the family login. Taking over from them after they've done chatting with aunts and cousins across the seas, or like yesterday when I took over after I helped them finish researching for some college work. Around 10, tonight, when I sit down to get some work done, logging as myself, I'd like to continue with my browsing where I left it off.

KayJay
Thursday, July 22, 2004

Can't you just use XP's multi-login feature? You can switch to another account and switch back without losing context.

vrt3
Thursday, July 22, 2004

No I can't.

The browser profiles are stored in different folders. "E:\Documents and Settings\<Family>.<Machine Name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\7nk5asta.slt" and "E:\Documents and Settings\<Me_I_Myself>.<Machine Name>\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\ms0s1epe.slt".

And I am not able to find out how to share a profile across different log-ins. "Run-as" also picks up settings from the current user's profile, not from the profile of the user i am running as.

KayJay
Thursday, July 22, 2004

Store Mozilla's profile on the shared folder. That with the multiple logon thing is probably what you're looking for.

RP
Thursday, July 22, 2004

Ta. Will check it out. Thanks again.

KayJay
Thursday, July 22, 2004

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