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Where is the FireFox cache located on my PC?

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I'm on a Windows 8 machine, a bit unfamiliar with it, and wondering if anyone can tell me where FireFox's internet cache is located so I can retrieve some files.

I'm on a Windows 8 machine, a bit unfamiliar with it, and wondering if anyone can tell me where FireFox's internet cache is located so I can retrieve some files.

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The about:cache as mentioned and most other about: urls can be found in about:about

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cor-el
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You can find the location of the cache on the about:cache page.

You can open this page via the location bar like you open a website.
Firefox stores the cache data in files with a random name and no file extension for security reasons.
The html files and other small files are stored in large container files.

You can find the location of the cache on the about:cache page. You can open this page via the location bar like you open a website.<br /> Firefox stores the cache data in files with a random name and no file extension for security reasons.<br /> The html files and other small files are stored in large container files.
James
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The about:cache as mentioned and most other about: urls can be found in about:about

The about:cache as mentioned and most other about: urls can be found in '''about:about'''