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I have to sell my laptop and want to clear the temporary files that firefox stores on my machine. Like IE, is there a "delete files and websites" button that I can just press?
I want to clear the cache on the system - all websites an, cookies etc. that are stored must be deleted for good.
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You can erase information stored by Firefox by choosing Tools > Clear Recent Histroy... from the Menu bar. Once the dialogue window has appeared, you can choose to clear Everything.
For a for in-depth cleaning of Firefox and your PC, please consider installing CCleaner which will allow you to clear a lot of user-created filed from your PC.
Why don't you reformat your hard drive before you sell it, won't it be much safer?
Reformatting a drive won't erase files either.
You need to wipe the drive with a special program to remove all personal data before selling a computer with the hard drive.
I pull the hard drive out and let the new owner know they need to put a new one in. Though some reformatting for them is involved you could be certain your info is not exposed.