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How do I change the cache location?

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I just installed the new Firefox 4.0 beta 5. I was using Firefox 3.6.9 previously.

In Firefox 4 beta, I cannot find the menu item for changing the location of the cache. Has this feature been deleted, or simply moved to some other menu?

Specifically, I need to switch the cache location from the default C:\Users\{username}\ ..... to a different drive. This is something people commonly do if they want to minimize fragmentation on their system disk.

How can I specify a different location for the cache?

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There's never been a Menu item or UI pref in Firefox for moving the Cache, it's always been a hidden pref.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.disk.parent_directory

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There's never been a Menu item or UI pref in Firefox for moving the Cache, it's always been a hidden pref.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser.cache.disk.parent_directory

ambar_khan 0 solutions 2 answers

i had provided a complete tutorial at http://www.auriolab.com/change-firefox-cache-location/ check that out