"mozilla" folder in macintosh hd?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by dsprimal, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. dsprimal macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2010
    i deleted mozilla firefox about a month ago, and i just decided to surf through my macintosh hd and delete anything that is unnecessary. i saw 2 folders listed as "mozilla" is that things left over from firefox? or is there actually a folder meant to be on your macintosh hd called "mozilla"? stupid question i know. i just dont wanna delete necessary files and end up losing valuable data.

  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    No such thing as a stupid question. I give stupid answers from time to time, but I hope not this time! ;)

    Most likely anything that says Mozilla was associated with the deleted Firefox application, and can be safely Trashed. I've never heard of anyone co-opting that name. It probably wouldn't be legal.

    If you're uncomfortable, take note of where it is (unless you have Snow Leopard, then that step is unnecessary) and move it to your Desktop. If you have problems, it can be moved back. I doubt that will happen. After a few days, if all is well, Trash it. This is an overly cautious approach, but if it fits you, take it.
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    If Firefox was your only Mozilla application, then the Mozilla folder belonged to Firefox.

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