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How can I disable access to profiles in Firefox in Windows 10?

By bobbyagbobu ·
Tags: Windows, Browser
I don’t want anyone opening my firefox pages. So I want to know how can I disable access to the Profile Manager page of Firefox on my Windows 10 computer. Any help will be great.
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My suggestion

by birdmantd Moderator In reply to How can I disable access ...

Put a password on your computer, problem solved.

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Have to write no. Why?

by rproffitt Moderator In reply to How can I disable access ...

If you give me access to your PC with any login and because of how Windows works for 99% of the installs out there I can gain admin access in minutes. This can upset those that thought a password would stop access.

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Re: Firefox profile

by Kees_B Moderator In reply to How can I disable access ...

The Firefox profile is stored in the Appdata folder of your Windows account. Anyone logging in to your PC with administrative capabilities can read read. So it's protected if you are the only user.

But please note that anyone who has physical access to the computer can boot to a Linux disc or stick and has full access to everything, including your Firefox data. So be sure to add a BIOS password to prevent that loophole.

Another approach is to only use Private Mode in Firefox. Then your browsing history isn't stored and there is no such thing as "my Firefox pages", so nobody can find out what sites you visited. I never checked if the pages are stored in the cache, but if they are, you should delete that yourself. Or even erase it if it contains things you want to hide even for forensic investigators.

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