cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.bak"

Highlighted
New Contributor

"C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.bak"

What is "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.bak" directory is used for? I tried to delete but it asks me for elevated privileges. Yes, it is a directory that has almost the exact size and contents.

4 REPLIES
Regular Contributor

Re: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.bak"

Are you the only user on this system or is there an administrator that preforms maintenance on your system?

New Contributor

Re: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.bak"

I am the only user that performs all the maintenance on my PC with Admin privileges.

New Contributor

Re: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.bak"

I too would like to know why this 'Mozilla Firefox.bak' directory has been created. I also am the sole user of my computer, and just discovered this directory. Is this a legitimate directory created by Firefox?

And I don't think the reply above should be marked as "chosen solution" when it clearly is nothing of the sort.

New Contributor

Re: "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox.bak"

Me 3 !! , i found this folder in the program files and am the only user

could it be done by an add-on or something or it is by the Mozilla Maintenance Service ??

the main question : is it safe to delete it ??

i did run a scan on my system and there is no infection by virus or trojan or something like that so what made this folder ???

using FF 16.0.2 , Windows 7 sp1 ultimate x86