What is Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache?

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Overview

Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache is published by Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird. You can find out more about Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache at its official website or at Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird's website.

Users on average believe that Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache's quality is very poor. Most users give it a rating of one star.


How do I clean Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache?

Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache may store excess, temporary data on your computer that can take up valuable space. It may also store private data such as passwords or browsing history in the registry or on the file system. The easiest way to erase this data is by downloading AppCleaner, it is 100% free and about 1MB in size. A portable version is also available.

Clean Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache
with AppCleaner

If you want to clean Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache manually, you can follow the steps outlined below. There is one location in the file system where Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache stores data that can be cleaned.

Files

To clean your file system from files stored by Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache and to gain free disk space, examine the following file system location. First of all, open a command prompt window:

  • Hit the Windows key , usually located in the lower left of your keyboard between the Ctrl and Alt keys.
  • Windows XP/Vista/7: Click Run...
  • Type cmd
  • Hit Enter

Now list all the files stored by Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache that can be cleaned:

  1. Type dir %LOCALAPPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\*
    • Windows XP: Type dir %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\*
  2. For all the folders that were listed in the previous step:
    Type dir {folder}\startupCache\* where {folder} is one of the folders listed in the previous step.
  3. Type dir %LOCALAPPDATA%\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\*
    • Windows XP: Type dir %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\*
  4. For all the folders that were listed in the previous step:
    Type dir {folder}\startupCache\* where {folder} is one of the folders listed in the previous step.
  5. Type dir %LOCALAPPDATA%\Thunderbird\*
    • Windows XP: Type dir %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Thunderbird\*
  6. For all the folders that were listed in the previous step:
    Type dir {folder}\startupCache\* where {folder} is one of the folders listed in the previous step.

Once you have identified the files stored by Firefox/Mozilla/Thunderbird Startup Cache that you want to clean, delete them using the del command or Windows Explorer.

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