firefox temporary files folder

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by seans9, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. seans9 macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2005
    anyone know where i can find the firefox temporary files folder?
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Haven't found any specific temp folders. Sure it doesn't use the chaches folder ~/Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/<your profile>.default/Cache/?

    Because I really don't think FF uses /tmp/ or /var/tmp/.
  3. seans9 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2005
    thats not working for me either.
  4. tag macrumors 6502a


    Apr 29, 2005
    PA, US
    After a little searching I found my FF cache here ...

    ~/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/<profile-name>.default/Cache/
    Though it all seems to be stored in some type of DATA file that you can't directly access, at least that I could find. The only alternative I could figure is to use a program like File Juicer. It worked great for me, just drag each file through File Juicer and it spit out every HTML/txt/zip file I had downloaded recently. (The only problem I saw is that if you are trying to save a program this way like from inside a zip or dmg or tar file, it juices that as well so you can't get the application).

    Can grab File Juicer here, it does offer a free trial if you want to give it a go with that route.

    Also according to the firefox support page, if you want to change the default cache location you can, some info available at the link...

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