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Firefox cache is running over the limit I have set

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My about:cache page is reading

Number of entries: 0 Maximum storage size: 204800 KiB Storage in use: 327666 KiB

Under the disk cache device.

I have reset it and cleared it multiple times, but it keeps doing this again each time.

Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

Not sure ... just noticed it recently

Installed Plug-ins

  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r82

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv:1.9.2.8) Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

More Information

Application Basics
Name
Firefox
Version
3.6.8
Profile Directory
Open Containing Folder
Installed Plugins
about:plugins
Build Configuration
about:buildconfig
Extensions
Name
Version
Enabled
ID
Adblock Plus
1.2.2
true
{d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}
Adblock Plus: Element Hiding Helper
1.0.6
true
elemhidehelper@adblockplus.org
Configuration Mania
1.12.2010071001
true
{c4d362ec-1cff-4ca0-9031-99a8fad7995a}
IE Tab Plus
1.92.20100607
false
ietab@ip.cn
English (South Africa) dictionary
20091022
true
en-ZA@dictionaries.addons.mozilla.org
Fission
1.0.9
true
{1280606b-2510-4fe0-97ef-9b5a22eafe41}
Flagfox
4.0.8
true
{1018e4d6-728f-4b20-ad56-37578a4de76b}
Flashblock
1.5.13
true
{3d7eb24f-2740-49df-8937-200b1cc08f8a}
FlashGot
1.2.1.29
true
{19503e42-ca3c-4c27-b1e2-9cdb2170ee34}
FoxyProxy Standard
2.22
true
foxyproxy@eric.h.jung
MR Tech Toolkit
6.0.4
true
{9669CC8F-B388-42FE-86F4-CB5E7F5A8BDC}
OptimizeGoogle
0.78.1
true
optimizegoogle@optimizegoogle.com
RefControl
0.8.13
true
{455D905A-D37C-4643-A9E2-F6FEFAA0424A}
Searchbar Autosizer
1.4.5
true
{655397ca-4766-496b-b7a8-3a5b176ee4c2}
URL Link
2.03.3
true
{139a120b-c2ea-41d2-bf70-542d9f063dfd}
Locationbar²
1.0.5
true
locationbar2@design-noir.de
Test Pilot
1.0.1
true
testpilot@labs.mozilla.com
Reliby
1.5.0
true
reliby@gemal.dk
BetterPrivacy
1.48.3
true
{d40f5e7b-d2cf-4856-b441-cc613eeffbe3}
Beef Taco (Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out)
1.3.1
true
john@velvetcache.org
Mozilla Archive Format
0.19.5
true
{7f57cf46-4467-4c2d-adfa-0cba7c507e54}
View Source Chart
3.01
true
{68836a21-fc7d-4ea1-a065-7efabd99d414}
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Name
Value
accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar
0
browser.fixup.alternate.enabled
false
browser.history_expire_days
32
browser.history_expire_days.mirror
32
browser.history_expire_days_min
120
browser.places.importBookmarksHTML
false
browser.places.importDefaults
false
browser.places.leftPaneFolderId
-1
browser.places.migratePostDataAnnotations
false
browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion
2
browser.places.updateRecentTagsUri
false
browser.startup.homepage
file:///D:/Grant/Home/Index.html
browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone
rv:1.9.2.8
browser.tabs.autoHide
true
browser.tabs.insertRelatedAfterCurrent
false
browser.tabs.loadDivertedInBackground
true
browser.tabs.tabMinWidth
75
browser.zoom.full
false
extensions.checkCompatibility.3.5
true
extensions.checkCompatibility.3.6
true
extensions.lastAppVersion
2
keyword.enabled
false
network.cookie.lifetime.days
30
network.cookie.lifetimePolicy
2
network.cookie.prefsMigrated
true
network.dns.disableIPv6
true
network.dns.disablePrefetch
false
network.prefetch-next
false
places.last_vacuum
1279789781
print.print_bgcolor
false
print.print_bgimages
false
print.print_command
print.print_downloadfonts
false
print.print_evenpages
true
print.print_in_color
true
print.print_margin_bottom
0.5
print.print_margin_left
0.5
print.print_margin_right
0.5
print.print_margin_top
0.5
print.print_oddpages
true
print.print_orientation
0
print.print_pagedelay
500
print.print_paper_data
0
print.print_paper_height
11.00
print.print_paper_size_type
1
print.print_paper_size_unit
0
print.print_paper_width
8.50
print.print_printer
print.print_reversed
false
print.print_scaling
1.00
print.print_shrink_to_fit
true
print.print_to_file
false
print.print_unwriteable_margin_bottom
0
print.print_unwriteable_margin_left
0
print.print_unwriteable_margin_right
0
print.print_unwriteable_margin_top
0
print.save_print_settings
false
privacy.clearOnShutdown.cache
false
privacy.clearOnShutdown.history
false
privacy.clearOnShutdown.offlineApps
true
privacy.clearOnShutdown.passwords
true
privacy.cpd.cache
false
privacy.cpd.history
false
privacy.item.cache
false
privacy.item.cookies
true
privacy.item.history
false
privacy.item.offlineApps
true
privacy.item.passwords
true
privacy.popups.showBrowserMessage
false
privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs
true
security.OCSP.disable_button.managecrl
false
security.ask_for_password
-1
security.disable_button.openCertManager
false
security.disable_button.openDeviceManager
false
security.enable_java
false
security.warn_viewing_mixed
false

Question owner

Cleared everything, including deleting the entire cache folder, and yet still ... Maximum storage size: 204800 KiB Storage in use: 524288 KiB

Question owner

When this happens it basically bypasses my entire disk cache and Firefox only uses the memory cache, which is horribly inconvenient.

Modified by BrainDedd

Question owner

It seems the cause of this was cleaning my Windows temp folder while I was downloading files with Firefox. Not sure why, but the temporary files are linked to the cache in some way.

Question owner

Nope, so much for that ... it held for a while, and now it's over again ... sigh.

Question owner

Still present with 3.6.9

Question owner

Seems to happen when I download large (>300mb) files. Even with 3.6.10.