Closed Bug 87978 Opened 23 years ago Closed 23 years ago

cache/history kept in WinNT profile


(Core :: Networking: Cache, defect)

Windows 2000
Not set





(Reporter: jorrit.tyberghein, Assigned: asa)


This is not really a bug but I'm not sure where to submit it and to me it is
very annoying. Netscape 4.76 (which I was using before Mozilla) kept its user
data (like cache, history, bookmarks, ...) in c:\program files\NetScape\... 
However, Mozilla keeps this information in c:\Document Settings\... (on Win
2000). This means that the information is kept in the roaming profiles (on our
site every user has a roaming profile which is copied automatically to the
computer you log on too). However, the information that Mozilla keeps is
typically 40 Megabytes or more (cache information mostly). This makes my roaming
profile enourmously big with the effect that logging in and out on my computer
and also on another computer is extremely slow.

It would be very useful to have an option to put this data elsewhere (like
Netscape did) so that it is not included in the roaming profile. This problem is
annoying enough for me so that I'm tempted to go back to Netscape 4.76 :-(

this is already reported as 78480 A query against Summary: "cache directory"
Type: "case-insenstive substring" (drop the quotes) would have turned up a list
of 3 or 4 bugs and this would have been on that list.  For some tips on finding
already reported bugs before filing new ones please see  Another
query that should give meaningful results would be Component: "Networking:
cache" and Summary: "directory" Type: "case-insensitive substring".  Picking the
right component can really narrow the results. For some descriptions of
Components please see and (you can
trim those to to see the the
Components for all the other Products but Browser and MailNews should cover most
bugs you are likely to find.)

Thanks for your help in testing Mozilla and reporting bugs.  If you have any
questions or need help wqith anything please email me.  


*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 78480 ***
Closed: 23 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Also, if you cannot find the bug in your queries and you're going to report it
please try to report it to the appropriate component.  Even if the queries don't
turn up your bug they are likely to give you a good idea which component your
bug belongs in.  Thanks again.
Component: Browser-General → Networking: Cache
QA Contact: doron → cacheqa
Summary: Mozilla cache/history kept in WinNT profile → cache/history kept in WinNT profile
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