Cloud and local storage

Updated 2 weeks ago by Yelena

In Multilogin X, we offer the ability to choose between cloud and local storage for your profiles. In this article, we'll dive into the details of these options and help you decide which one suits your needs best.

Storage types

Cloud profiles

Local profiles

How it works

Profiles are downloaded once, and after that, they launch quickly from a locally cached version. If profile data changes after launch, the next launch will require syncing.

Profiles are downloaded to your device on the first launch, and after that, they are launched from your local storage.


Both metadata and profile data are securely stored on AWS cloud, ensuring that your information is safe and accessible whenever you need it.

Profile data, including cookies and extensions, is stored locally on your device. The metadata is stored on AWS cloud.


Profile data is always synced, and you can work in a team or use multiple devices seamlessly.

Profiles launch instantly – always.

Whether you prefer the flexibility of cloud storage or the efficiency of local storage, Multilogin X has you covered.

Storage type selector

Profile creation

Click "New profile" and head over to the "Overview" or "Storage" sections to select the storage type. In the latter, you will also see a setting called "Service worker cache".

In simple terms, it is a script that a browser runs in the background. It can intercept network requests, cache or store files, and handle other tasks. For example, when you go to a website, the Service worker can save files on your device. Next time you visit, it checks if the files are in its cache. If they are, the website uses them to load faster.

In Multilogin you can choose to enable or disable this option based on your workflow. Note that it might increase your browser profile size over time, so if you notice that profile loading speed is getting slower, you can go ahead and disable it.

Profile list

In the profile list, you'll see a handy selector. You can use it to filter your profiles by storage type.

Storage location

File system path

This is where you can find profile data in your file system:

  • Windows: C:\Users\%username%\mlx\profiles
  • macOS: /Users/%username%/mlx/profiles
  • Linux: /home/%username%/mlx/profiles

Folder structure

This is how ‌data storage is structured:

  • User ID: if you have several accounts in Multilogin X and need to find a user ID, use this guide
  • Workspace and profile IDs: you can get these details using this guide
You can also find the profile ID by clicking "Edit" in UI and checking the address bar:<profile-id>/overview

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