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Re: cache in firefox

  • Subject: Re: cache in firefox
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 14:38:13 +0000
  • Newsgroups: alt.html
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ David Graham ] on Wednesday 22 February 2006 14:27 \__

> Hi
> Firefox 1.5 makes it easy to clear the cache but I would like to know the
> location of the cache so I can store something from it for later use.  Does
> anyone know where the cache is stored on Windows XP.
> thanks
> David

Cache in Firfox is stored as large chunks of aggregated files, which are
often hard to interpret as-are. In Linux, Firefox cache is located under:


...but, but, but...

In Windows XP it should be under your profile's "Application
Settings/Firefox/<user>/Cache" or some variation of that. I cannot recall
the exact location, but it's there...

For completeness, in Mac OSX, it should reside under a similarly structures
directory while the installation paths are (by default):

And in Windows:

C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\

These are all valuable locations to keep in mind if you ever wish to extend
Firefox to include search plug-ins, user-tailored CSS files, and more.
There's also the issue of profile duplication and backup.

Hope it helps,


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