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Where can I find the cache used by Google Chrome and Firefox in Ubuntu?

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Google Chrome

  • Config path: ~/.config/google-chrome
  • Cache: ~/.cache/google-chrome
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The location has changed in recent versions of Firefox.

  • Firefox before 21:

  • For Firefox 21 or later, The location has moved to:


Where [profile] is like a_random_string.default (any folder name which ends in .default, if you are using the default profile, separate profiles can have different folder names).

See bug report which brings the change: Bug 239254 - [Linux] Support disk cache on a local path

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Normally in Ubuntu the cache folder for Firefox is located in:


<profile> = a_random_string.default (any folder name which ends in .default, if you are using default profile, separate profile can have different folder names).

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For chrome you can see if you have this folder or not /home/YOUR_USER_NAME/.cache/google-chrome/Cache – Arnab Dec 13 '10 at 9:56
This answer is out of date as of Firefox 21. – Kevin Panko Feb 13 '14 at 21:37
@KevinPanko yes indeed, my answer is pretty old, look at Alvin's answer below which provides the new location for the cache folder since Firefox 21. – Arnab Feb 14 '14 at 9:08

It is in your home directory

ls -al ~

There will be a folder starting with '.'

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