How do I delete temporary files, cookies, etc. on Firefox?
I have recently started using Firefox and cannot figure out where to click to delete these files to keep things cleaned up. Can someone please help?
I know on explorer I would click on the gear, but I can't figure this one out.
Go to Tools, then Options, then Privacy. Here's an article with step-by-step instructions: http://www.mytechguide.com/123/how-to-c … a-firefox/
Alternate way to delete all:
1. Go to START
2. go to RUN
3. type %temp%
4. press ENTER or OK
5. now you can delete all temporary files manually
6. At last EMPTY your recycle bin
Temporary files is useless files so we should remove it from our computer. so you select the 'run' and write '%temp%'. at that time you can visible temporary files.then select all and press 'delete button'.
It depends on which version you are using.
If you are using the newest version, all you need to do is click on the top, left of the window where it has the orange "Firefox" button. When it opens, hover on "History" and choose "Clear Recent History".
This will open up a box in which you can choose what you want to delete. Make your choices and then click the "Clear Now" button at the bottom left and it will clear what you want cleared. Sometimes it takes a little longer than at others, but it will finish and you can continue your journey on the Internet.
You can also chose Start Private Browsing from the root menu and you won't have to worry about clearing cookies and history files.
In older versions of Firefox, you would click on "Tools" in the menu bar and then follow the above instructions from "Clear Recent History" on.
Take care and best wishes!
by Nell Rose6 years ago
How can I get my computer to speed up as it seems to be getting slower and slowerI really need a simple and quick explanation that I can use quickly as I am not getting into my pc for at least an hour, thanks!
by Audrey Selig5 years ago
How do you delete Google search history in IE and Firefox?Google appears to put frequently searched items at top of web page plus noting how many times a user has looked for a specific entry.
by Kristy Callan6 years ago
How long do files stay in the temp folder?I opened an email attachment I shouldn't have at work (my payslip - pdf) on a shared computer. OPENED, not saved. Does that stay in a temporary folder somewhere, and how long...
by Moira Garcia Gallaga6 years ago
What kind of maintenance I need to make sure my PC is tuned-up for peak performance and virus free?This is the 2nd time this year my computer crashed, what kind of maintenance I need to make sure my computer is tuned-up...
by ahmed.b5 years ago
Why one browser behaves differently at different times for PDF files ?why in same browser sometimes pdf file opens inside browser and sometimes it is downloaded on hard disk just like normal downloads. I have...
by Audrey Selig5 years ago
How do you fix Firefox when it messes up the pages into a jumble? It is frustrating.A system restore does not fix it.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.