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Huge amount of firefox profile cache data affecting windows backups


My windows backups are taking forever as I seem to have a huge amount of firefox profile cache data (c 1GB). Seen this on my wife's PC and my own - both running Win 7 & Firefox 9.0.1

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any ideas out there?

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Clear all your cache

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Additional System Details

This happened

A few times a week

This started when...

recent backup of windows

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.1
  • 4.0.60831.0
  • Bing Bar
  • The plug-in allows you to open and edit files using Microsoft Office applications
  • Office Authorization plug-in for NPAPI browsers


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1

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Geian Lingan 1 solutions 13 answers

Chosen Solution

Clear all your cache

Question owner

Thanks- thought I had done but clearly not...