Temp files from Internet do not clear

RESOLVED INVALID

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Firefox
File Handling
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major
RESOLVED INVALID
13 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Ron Caruana, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

The temp files created from internet browsing do not clear when exiting session,
nor do they clear when hitting "clear cache" in the tool, or even when using
Disk Cleanup utility from Microsoft.  I had 20 sub-directories with over 1500
items in each.  Please advise.  I love FireFox and plan to continue to use it -
but I must be able to correct this problem.

Thank you

Reproducible: Always

Comment 1

13 years ago
20 sub-directories ? There should be only 1 sub-directory with temp files in
your profile, called Cache. Or are you talking about all the other files that
you can find in your profile ? These are *not* temporary files, and should not
be deleted.

Note that this is not a support forum. This bugzilla is used to file bugs.
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Comment 2

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)
> 20 sub-directories ? There should be only 1 sub-directory with temp files in
> your profile, called Cache. Or are you talking about all the other files that
> you can find in your profile ? These are *not* temporary files, and should not
> be deleted.
> 
> Note that this is not a support forum. This bugzilla is used to file bugs.


The files I am talking about are under "Temporary Internet Files"  in the local
settings of my profile.  These have always deleted in the past.  

Comment 3

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> The files I am talking about are under "Temporary Internet Files"  in the local
> settings of my profile.  These have always deleted in the past.  

Firefox doesn't use that directory - it's used by Internet Explorer. Firefox
only uses the "Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox" and "Local Settings\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox" (the latter only in the latest version, Deer Park Alpha 1).

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Comment 4

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > The files I am talking about are under "Temporary Internet Files"  in the local
> > settings of my profile.  These have always deleted in the past.  
> 
> Firefox doesn't use that directory - it's used by Internet Explorer. Firefox
> only uses the "Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox" and "Local Settings\Application
> Data\Mozilla\Firefox" (the latter only in the latest version, Deer Park Alpha 1).
> 
> 

I thought so too.  I cleared out all of the folders that I am talking about. 
There were no files left.  I continued my browsing with Firefox, and files are
being populated into those folders.  I haven't used IE for quite some time.
Very confusing.

Comment 5

13 years ago
That folder is for IE, Firefox doesn't use it. If there are files populated
there anyway, then maybe another application is doing that. It's not Firefox,
that is for sure.

--> INVALID
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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Comment 6

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)
> That folder is for IE, Firefox doesn't use it. If there are files populated
> there anyway, then maybe another application is doing that. It's not Firefox,
> that is for sure.
> 
> --> INVALID

OK - thank you for your help. Much appreciated.
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