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Location of new tab tiles in profile

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I'm wondering where the new tab page tiles are stored in the profile. I looked at this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1044266, but didn't see any file named directoryLinks.json.

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

It's in the companion folder where cache is stored (Local instead of Roaming). To find it, you can paste this into the Start menu search box, or the Run dialog, or the address bar of Windows Explorer, then press Enter:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

Double-click into the folder matching your active profile and then into the thumbnails folder.

I'm not sure where the mapping between page URLs and these filenames is stored...

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

It's in the companion folder where cache is stored (Local instead of Roaming). To find it, you can paste this into the Start menu search box, or the Run dialog, or the address bar of Windows Explorer, then press Enter:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\

Double-click into the folder matching your active profile and then into the thumbnails folder.

I'm not sure where the mapping between page URLs and these filenames is stored...

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The directoryLinks.json only stores the information about the Directory tiles that show some initial suggestions.

This file should be in the parent location of the disk cache (\AppData\Local\) that you can find on the about:cache page. The thumbnails that you see on the about:newtab page are stored there as well in the Thumbnail folder.

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

See also:

  • resource:///modules/DirectoryLinksProvider.jsm
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Thanks, you two have been very helpful.