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Regarding " Guest Mode ", & "Private Browsing " in Forefox Browser

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Respected Sir/Madam, I would like to know,Why, Mozilla Firefox Staff,have NOT provided," Guest Mode " in their browser. Even though,I am using the latest & most updated version of the same,I can NOT find it,though Google Chrome & Microsoft Edge are already providing us,these options. 2) What is the Exact Difference between these 2 modes of browsing.Which is MOST SAFE,HOW? Can you please email the Merits & Demerits of both to me,as,I want to learn. Requesting herewith for a clear cut & Candid reply,& thanking you, Shrineevas

Respected Sir/Madam, I would like to know,Why, Mozilla Firefox Staff,have NOT provided," Guest Mode " in their browser. Even though,I am using the latest & most updated version of the same,I can NOT find it,though Google Chrome & Microsoft Edge are already providing us,these options. 2) What is the Exact Difference between these 2 modes of browsing.Which is MOST SAFE,HOW? Can you please email the Merits & Demerits of both to me,as,I want to learn. Requesting herewith for a clear cut & Candid reply,& thanking you, Shrineevas

Réiteach roghnaithe

Hi

Firefox doesn't have a specific guest mode that automatically creates a new profile and removes this profile when you are done. You can possibly use a separate profile and use "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear all session data or use Private Browsing mode, but this isn't perfect and you would have to run a Windows script to remove all files in this profile in both AppData\Roaming and AppData\Local to cleanup any leftovers from using "Clear history when Firefox closes".

See "Creating a profile":

You can use a desktop shortcut that specifies the profile or use a Windows guest account if this is about your own device.

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Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:profiles).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>

Location used for the disk cache and other temporary files (Local Directory on about:profiles).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>
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What do you mean by Guest Mode ?

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Dear Mr FredMcD; Had I knowing that,I would NOT have had asked this question,in the First Place. I hope,you will agree !!

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Hello!

Excuse me. I don't know what "Guest Mode" is. Firefox has a "Private Window" though and that's all i know.

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Réiteach Roghnaithe

Hi

Firefox doesn't have a specific guest mode that automatically creates a new profile and removes this profile when you are done. You can possibly use a separate profile and use "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear all session data or use Private Browsing mode, but this isn't perfect and you would have to run a Windows script to remove all files in this profile in both AppData\Roaming and AppData\Local to cleanup any leftovers from using "Clear history when Firefox closes".

See "Creating a profile":

You can use a desktop shortcut that specifies the profile or use a Windows guest account if this is about your own device.

See also:


Firefox uses two locations for the Firefox profile folder Location used for the main profile that keeps your personal data (Root Directory on about:profiles).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>

Location used for the disk cache and other temporary files (Local Directory on about:profiles).

  • C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile>