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does clearing cache erase my passwords saved on firefox

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I would like to clear my cache (never did) does it erase passwords saved by firefox

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fwenzel 3 solutions 22 answers

To clear your cache, click on the "Tools" menu, then "Clear Recent History". You can choose what exactly you would like to clear.

NO, this will NOT delete your saved passwords.

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There is usually no need to clear the cache. Firefox will automatically remove items to make room for new items if the cache reaches the limit that you have set. Only in case of problems when pages do not load properly then you may need to clear the cache and in such cases you can still try to override the cache.

You can reload the page and bypass the cache with:

* Press and hold  Shift  and left-click the  Reload  button.
* Press  Ctrl  +  F5  or press  Shift  +  Ctrl  +  R  (Windows,Linux)
* Press  Shift  +  Cmd  +  R  (MAC)

See Keyboard shortcuts - Perform common Firefox tasks quickly and Use mouse shortcuts to perform common tasks in Firefox --- It never hurts to have a backup of your profile data. See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_backup and Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Password_Manager#Backing_up_and_restoring_passwords http://kb.mozillazine.org/Backing_up_and_restoring_bookmarks_-_Firefox