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When using Firefox in OS X where are the temporary files stored?

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Firefox stores temporary files in

/Users/<profile name>/Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/<something>.default/Cache/.

Firefox also uses

/Users/<profile name>/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/...,

and in case you're interested, Flash uses

/Users/<profile name>/Macromedia/Flash\ Player/....

I recommend the free program fseventer if you want to know more about where programs store/change files.


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In Mac, Profile folders are in one of these locations:

  • ~/Library/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles/<profile folder>
  • ~/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile folder>

The tilde character (~) refers to the current user's Home folder, so ~/Library is the /Macintosh HD/Users/<username>/Library folder.

Look for Cache folder under your Profile folder.

Alternatively, type in about:cache in Firefox's address bar and hit Enter. There you will see the full paths of memory/disk/offline cache directories.

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Didn't find the first directory. – tony_sid Oct 5 '10 at 8:58
Then it must be in the second one. What about it? – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Oct 5 '10 at 9:00

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