A profile (database) is a data file with a .dat extension which contains settings and one-on-one chat histories.
Windows 95, 98, ME
The default location on these systems is .\Profiles\<profile_name>\ in the same as the folder you installed Miranda.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
The default location on these systems is %APPDATA%\Miranda, which on Windows NT, 2000, XP, 2003 expands to C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Miranda\<profile_name>\ and on Vista and 7 expands to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Miranda\<profile_name>\.
- Open mirandaboot.ini and find the "ProfileDir=" entry.
- Change the location it points to.
- If you want to use your existing profile, copy it to the new location (Miranda root folder is not allowed).
- Restart Miranda.
Making a backup
You may be asked to backup your profile before installing or upgrading plugins, or before upgrading Miranda. Simply make a copy of your existing profile data file and put it somewhere safe.
Creating a new profile
Execute Miranda executable while pressing [ctrl] key. This starts Miranda's Profile Manager, where you may create user profiles.