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    VBScript to start Firefox with profile

    My OS is XP-Pro SP3

    I use the two command lines below to start Firefox with a desired profile.

    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p STEVE

    "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -no-remote -p JANE


    This script will start Firefox using the default profile:

    Code:
      sub shell(cmd)
        dim objShell
        Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
        objShell.Run(cmd)
        Set objShell = Nothing
        end sub
    
        shell """C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"""
    How can I edit this line

    Code:
        shell """C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"""
    to start Firefox with the desired profiles?


    I have tried this line

    Code:
        shell """C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"" ""--no-remote -p JANE"""
    But the script still starts Firefox with the default profile.

    I appreciate any help given to me. Thanks

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    Re: VBScript to start Firefox with profile

    Code:
    shell """C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"" --no-remote -p JANE"
    You don't need the inner quotes on the parameter... it's not a singluar string. You need them around the path to Firefox because of the spaces in the paths.

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    Re: VBScript to start Firefox with profile

    My question was answered here:

    http://www.computing.net/answers/pro...96.html#postfp

    This is what worked:

    STEVE.vbs
    Code:
        sub shell(cmd)
        dim objShell
        Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
        objShell.Run(cmd)
        Set objShell = Nothing
        end sub
    
    shell """C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Firefox\firefox.exe"" --p STEVE"



    JANE.vbs
    Code:
        sub shell(cmd)
        dim objShell
        Set objShell = WScript.CreateObject( "WScript.Shell" )
        objShell.Run(cmd)
        Set objShell = Nothing
        end sub
    
    shell """C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\Firefox\firefox.exe"" --no-remote -p JANE"



    The modifications given to me by "Razor2.3" at that forum worked perfectly.

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