Many people are looking for the different but related terms on the internet. Firefox cache folder, Firefox temp folder, Firefox cache location, Firefox temporary folder and Firefox cache files are just some of the terms people are continuously searching for many different reasons. There is a list of such terms and, trust me, it goes on and on and on. Every one of these people is looking for a single folder which is called Cache, and this can be found inside the Firefox Profiles folder. You just need to know where to find it.
If you are still wondering what a cache file is, then do not worry because we will address this issue for all of our readers. A cache is a place where files are stored temporarily. The files you request to see, automatically done by a webpage, are stored on your hard drive, in a cache subdirectory, under the directory of your browser. A directory, by the way, is a subject guide that each internet browser has. When you want to visit of webpage that you previously viewed, the browser will retrieve it from your cache rather than the original server.
The Firefox method of handling cache is very simple. It creates a folder with the name Profile for every user. All the cache will be stored in this folder. If you are looking in the Firefox Cache folder, then the path will change, depending on the version of Windows you are using.
- Windows 95/98/ME: C:\WINDOWS\Applcation Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
- Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\(Username)\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
- Windows Vista: C:\Users\(Username)\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles
The only reason why people look for this folder is to clear some space on their hard disk. So, you do not have to into the cache files to delete them, rather you can delete them directly from Firefox.
Tools > Clear Private Data > Cache > Clear Private Data Now.
This will eliminate all cache files that were stored on your computer.