Help me locate and delete all Firefox related files.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ThisIsMyName, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. ThisIsMyName macrumors regular

    ThisIsMyName

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    #1
    It says i already have a copy of firefox open, so it wont let me open it. Actually, i have no copies open. :confused:. I'm pretty sure i screwed up the "mozilla" profile or something. So i need to locate and delete it to stop it from messing with me.
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    This problem is caused by a "lock" file Firefox creates when it opens, that didn't get deleted properly last time. Though I don't know where this particular file lives on Mac OS X, I do know where your Firefox profile lives. It's in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles - there will be at least one folder in there with a name like f4eeb21da.slt - the string before the .slt is random.
     
  4. ThisIsMyName thread starter macrumors regular

    ThisIsMyName

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    Thank you. That did the trick:).
     

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