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Invalid address in cache

At some point on an annoying hotel wifi it intercepted my attempt to go to http://news.bbc.co.uk and replaced it with https:/news.bbc.co.uk , while actually returning the wifi login page. Unfortunately now that https seems stuck in my sync profile somehow, and it's invalid, the BBC doesn't host their site over SSL. Is there any way I can clear it out? It's annoying that every time I type in the address it autocompletes it with the https. I've tried deleting it from the auto-populating drop-down bar.

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Re: Invalid address in cache

You can remove all stored data from a specific domain via "Forget About This Site" in the right-click context menu of an history entry (Show All History or History sidebar) or via the aboutSmiley Tongueermissions page.

Using "Forget About This Site" will remove everything like bookmarks, cookies, passwords, cache, history, and exceptions from that domain, so be cautious and if you have a password or other data from that domain that you do not want to lose then make a note of those passwords and bookmarks.
You can't recover from that "forget" unless you have a backup of the affected files.

It doesn't have any lasting effect, so if you revisit such a 'forgotten' website then data from that website will be saved once again.

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Re: Invalid address in cache

Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache. In order to try to fix these problems, the first step is to clear both cookies and the cache. Note: This will temporarily log you out of all sites you're logged in to. To clear cache and cookies do the following:


  1. Go to Firefox > History > Clear recent history or (if no Firefox button is shown) go to Tools > Clear recent history.
  2. Under "Time range to clear", select "Everything".
  3. Now, click the arrow next to Details to toggle the Details list active.
  4. From the details list, check Cache and Cookies and uncheck everything else.
  5. Now click the Clear now button.

Further information can be found in the Clear your cache, history and other personal information in Firefox article.

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Site Moderator

Re: Invalid address in cache

You can remove all stored data from a specific domain via "Forget About This Site" in the right-click context menu of an history entry (Show All History or History sidebar) or via the aboutSmiley Tongueermissions page.

Using "Forget About This Site" will remove everything like bookmarks, cookies, passwords, cache, history, and exceptions from that domain, so be cautious and if you have a password or other data from that domain that you do not want to lose then make a note of those passwords and bookmarks.
You can't recover from that "forget" unless you have a backup of the affected files.

It doesn't have any lasting effect, so if you revisit such a 'forgotten' website then data from that website will be saved once again.

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Re: Invalid address in cache

That did it. Buried in my history was an entry for https://news.bbc.co.uk with a title that matched the Hotel wifi service. Told Firefox to forget about that site and now it's working fine. That's been bugging me since October, I really should have asked here before now!