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CAN NOT find the file path location of Firefox.exe application.

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Hello,

James here. I CAN NOT find the Firefox application file location. There is no option to show file path upon right click of the desktop icon and I can not locate it in File Explorer. I have done an entire (C:) drive search and turned up nothing. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox does not exist in my file system. I am at a loss here and it's driving me bonkers!

Hello, James here. I CAN NOT find the Firefox application file location. There is no option to show file path upon right click of the desktop icon and I can not locate it in File Explorer. I have done an entire (C:) drive search and turned up nothing. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox does not exist in my file system. I am at a loss here and it's driving me bonkers!

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Hi James

Did you install Firefox from the Windows app store?

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Hi James

Did you install Firefox from the Windows app store?

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Note that AppDate is a hidden folder.

You can use the button on the "Help -> More Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page to go to the current Firefox profile folder or use the about:profiles page (Root directory).

Firefox MSIX from the MS Store has the profile in this location:

  • C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Packages\Mozilla.Firefox_xxxxxxxxxxxxx\LocalCache\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox

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Paul said

Hi James Did you install Firefox from the Windows app store?

Long story short: Download Firefox from the website and NOT the Microsoft app store. The file path location from the app store is garbage, confusing and fraught with permission errors and hidden folder/files. In the end, I never could find it. I just uninstalled, deleted everything I could find with the words "Mozilla" and "Firefox" and then reinstalled from the website.

TL/DR: Do yourself a favor if you're reading this and download Firefox from the website like a normal human being, not from the app store like me. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Paul.

- James

Modified by jbab52

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Why do you need to access the installation folder?

The Microsoft Store package (MSIX) is more restrictive but has better security.

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