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Why does Firefox delete disk cache files at startup?

Win10 and FF75. Not at closing (this function is disabled), but at startup. This can be seen in about:cache and the size of the folder allocated for disk cache. Is any se… (funda kabanzi)

Win10 and FF75. Not at closing (this function is disabled), but at startup. This can be seen in about:cache and the size of the folder allocated for disk cache. Is any setting responsible for this? Is this normal or is it something I did?

Asked by booya 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Can't clear cache

I could not clear a cache, so I checked about:cache and clicked "List Cache Entries". I found the cache that I could not clear had "Pinned" in Pinning section. I searched… (funda kabanzi)

I could not clear a cache, so I checked about:cache and clicked "List Cache Entries". I found the cache that I could not clear had "Pinned" in Pinning section. I searched about Pinning in about:cache, but I could not. I'd like to know in what case a cache becomes "Pinned".

Asked by tnk.ksk.cronos 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by tnk.ksk.cronos 4 izinyanga ezidlule

How do I fix "Corrupted Content Error" in Firefox on many websites

Everytime I open sites like https://developers.google.com/maps and http://ruby-forum.com, and some other sites that I can't recall now, I get "Corrupted Content Error". T… (funda kabanzi)

Everytime I open sites like https://developers.google.com/maps and http://ruby-forum.com, and some other sites that I can't recall now, I get "Corrupted Content Error". The send.firefox.com even fails to load. I have to press "ctrl + shift + r" to reload the site, but when I am redirected to the sites (say after login), I can't press ctrl + shift + r.

Removing cache and cookies didn't help. Chromium loads the sites just fine.

Asked by Sourav 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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Prevent Firefox from Clearing the Cache Automatically

Hi all, I'm a photographer and I've been using Firefox as my default/go-to browser for dealing with images-related things like uploading and downloading to server, access… (funda kabanzi)

Hi all,

I'm a photographer and I've been using Firefox as my default/go-to browser for dealing with images-related things like uploading and downloading to server, accessing and opening photography-related sites and accounts such as Flickr Pro. I'd like to know if any of you can help me with my problem with cache.

So I've noticed that when using Firefox, oftentimes the cache is being cleared/purged automatically, for reasons I don't know yet. I'd like to know how I can keep the cache, or in other words, prevent Firefox from clearing the cache for any reason whatsoever. I really need the cache and I don't mind keeping a large or even massive cache. I'm browsing the same sites over and over again and I'd like to keep the cache instead of having to download it again everytime I browse the sites with Firefox.

The problem is I've tried things like disabling smart cache size and increasing my disk cache to 4 GB to no avail. Firefox always clears the cache automatically after certain period of time or under certain or specific condition(s). The thing is I don't know how to stop Firefox from tampering with my cache. None of my add-ons is actually tampering with the cache, nevermind clearing it.


Several settings that I've changed/modified manually:

・ browser.cache.auto_delete_cache_version: set to -1.

・ browser.cache.check_doc_frequency: set to 2.

・ browser.cache.disk.capacity: set to 4096000. I read somewhere that a Firefox users and a fellow photographer managed to increase the size to 16 GB with his Firefox 69 and is able to keep his cache until he clears it manually, but I failed to repro his steps since my Firefox always reverted back to 380 MB or something whenever I did that. He's probably using custom userChrome and/or userContent css.

All these settings are set to false: ・ browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled ・ browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run ・ browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max

・ browser.cache.memory.capacity: set to 2048000.

・ media.cache_size: sometimes I set this to 4096000 to see if it helps with anything, but most of the time it is set to its default value (unchanged).

・ browser.tabs.remote.warmup.enabled: set to false. I might accidentally added this to my 56.0.2 (and set it to false) since I don't remember tab warming being in pre-Quantum, but my 69.0.2 has this and I set it to false. There is also a thing with mouse cursor hovering over a tab making it reload the tab, but only after Firefox clear my cache.


If any of you curious about why I'm using 56.0.2, it's because I'm still using Multi Paste and Go add-on, which is a Godsend to me. It's really helpful with accessing or opening several links or images at once, oftentimes more than 30-40 images, and unfortunately the add-on is not made compatible with 69.0.2. I'm a very careful person when it comes to security and I never opened any sites with questionable or suspicious quality, just things related to work (photography) and bills (So-Net Nuro, Softbank, etc.) so please don't worry about my browsing habits or security risks. I also always disable Flash plugin.

At this point, I really have no idea how to prevent Firefox from clearing my cache. Sometimes Firefox clears my cache when I am still browsing, sometimes when I leave it idle. Sometimes I can reach over 1 GB of cache size before Firefox clears it, sometimes Firefox clears the cache when the size is still about 100-200 MB.

I always perform system maintenance manually (from updating OS to installing drivers, from setting up Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to making backups) so I'd rather clearing my cache manually instead of letting Firefox do that for me.

Can any of you help me with my problem with cache?

I appreciate and thank for the help, advice, suggestion and assistance you could provide. I don't mind using custom userChrome or userContent as long as you don't mind guiding me with it (I never used it before).

I'm looking forward to get your help and feedback. Thank you very much.


Jun T.

p.s. while I can read English, I'm Japanese and I can't speak or write English fluently like a native speaker, so please forgive me if there's any typo or grammatical error in my explanation.

Asked by Jun 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Phil B. 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Just trying to clear some data and the app cache for Firefox is 1.17 gigs large...Any way to clear it through the file system?

Just trying to figure out why when I clear the Firefox app cache through the app prefrences it doesn't seem to clear the cache shown in the sc. I once found the app cache… (funda kabanzi)

Just trying to figure out why when I clear the Firefox app cache through the app prefrences it doesn't seem to clear the cache shown in the sc. I once found the app cache in the file system but I forgot where to go to find it and I would like to have the space back. I would also like to know if Firefox files identify themselves under any other name than having "firefox.app". (as an example like maybe .frf?)

Asked by Jayninja114 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Why can't I delete stored data from Firefox? Keep hitting delete but it does not work.

Keeps saying there is 21mb of cached web data however often I try to clear it. Please does anyone know what it is that I can't clear? I use private browsing, adblocker… (funda kabanzi)

Keeps saying there is 21mb of cached web data however often I try to clear it. Please does anyone know what it is that I can't clear? I use private browsing, adblocker, everything should clear when i close browser but it doesn't happen?

Asked by puzzling 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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How to configure Firefox so that it will load everything from cache after restart, in case I am offline?

I wish to configure my Firefox so that it will cache everything and keep this cache, so that when I restart Firefox and am offline, it loads everything from cache and dis… (funda kabanzi)

I wish to configure my Firefox so that it will cache everything and keep this cache, so that when I restart Firefox and am offline, it loads everything from cache and displays fully loaded websites, even though I am offline.

Only when I try to access a not yet opened website or force reload of a website, it shall try to get things from the Internet and fail, since I am offline.

What settings are needed for this to work?

I usually start Firefox continuing my last session, so it feels like a huge waste to reload everything, mostly websites that do not change much anyway. It would be nice to have them display instantly, because everything is already on my local machine and on top be able to read all the websites I already loaded offline, since everything is cached.

Asked by ZelphirKaltstahl 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by jscher2000 1 unyaka odlule

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Corrupted Content Error when opening GMail

I am unable to open Gmail in Firefox. This has only just occurred - until now it has worked perfectly. On trying to open Gmail I now get the following message. "Corrupted… (funda kabanzi)

I am unable to open Gmail in Firefox. This has only just occurred - until now it has worked perfectly. On trying to open Gmail I now get the following message.

"Corrupted Content Error

The site at https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.

Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem."

No other site has been affected, and I can still open Gmail in Internet Explorer, {but I prefer not to use IE for emails

Any help solving this would be really appreciated

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Asked by andypolk 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Shadow110 1 unyaka odlule

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Using the Options, Privacy & Security, Cookies and Site Data - clear does not seem to work. I restart Firefox with the same data in Cached Web Data

I have tried all types of activities in the most current version of Firefox to delete my cached data; restarting Firefox, and nothing seems to clear this data. Any sugges… (funda kabanzi)

I have tried all types of activities in the most current version of Firefox to delete my cached data; restarting Firefox, and nothing seems to clear this data. Any suggestions?

Asked by Brad001 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Brad001 1 unyaka odlule

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Why does the cache value in memory not change?

I changed the value of browser.cache.memory.max_entry_size to 5000 and still created the value of browser.cache.memory.capacity with the same value. Then I restarted fire… (funda kabanzi)

I changed the value of browser.cache.memory.max_entry_size to 5000 and still created the value of browser.cache.memory.capacity with the same value. Then I restarted firefox and saw that about: cache shows this: memory Number of entries: 0 Maximum storage size: 29696 KiB Storage in use: 0 KiB Storage disk location: none, only stored in memory List Cache Entries Why did the same 30 megabytes remain there?

Asked by NIGGA 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by NIGGA 1 unyaka odlule

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Can't completely clear my cookies and cache.

After going to Security and Privacy option, and then go to Cookies, I click "Clear," but there are always 92KB--and always exactly 92KB--that can't be cleared. Why does t… (funda kabanzi)

After going to Security and Privacy option, and then go to Cookies, I click "Clear," but there are always 92KB--and always exactly 92KB--that can't be cleared. Why does this number never go down to zero KB?

Asked by Matt Lazarus 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Why is the keep me logged in box missing from my email sign in page. I have to re-sign in every few minutes.

When I log on to sign in for my email account there is no keep me signed in box next to the purple sign in box. So I am having to re-sign in every few minutes.

Asked by stuartfairs 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by McCoy 1 unyaka odlule

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need script to reset the Firefox browser cache size to the desired value

I am looking for a script to execute the below tasks for more than 50+ servers for this i need a powershell or vbscript to reset the Firefox browser cache size to the d… (funda kabanzi)

I am looking for a script to execute the below tasks for more than 50+ servers for this i need a powershell or vbscript

to reset the Firefox browser cache size to the desired value, which improves the browser performance. The optimal value is configured to 20 MB. This optimization does not clean the cookies and browsing history. Supported Firefox Version: 30

Asked by mail2vij 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by mail2vij 2 iminyaka edlule

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Do I need to keep all cache for 'Faster page load times'?

The release notes forFirefox 59 read: Faster page load times by loading either from the networked cache or the cache on the user’s hard drive (Race Cache With Network) D… (funda kabanzi)

The release notes forFirefox 59 read:

Faster page load times by loading either from the networked cache or the cache on the user’s hard drive (Race Cache With Network)

Does this mean that I need to keep all cache in order for pages to load faster?

Asked by LAPIII 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 iminyaka edlule

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How to find media extension videos in the cache

A lot of websites use media extensions to stream videos these days. However I can't find these files in the cache. How come when I completely downloaded a video so I can … (funda kabanzi)

A lot of websites use media extensions to stream videos these days. However I can't find these files in the cache. How come when I completely downloaded a video so I can replay it without downloading (I can even turn off network) I can't get it out of Firefox? All the extensions seem to need some additional download or program too. How come if it's already downloaded? I'm on Fedora GNU+Linux. Thanks!

Asked by Unrealshade 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by Unrealshade 2 iminyaka edlule

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Clear Cache History

Since updating Firefod to V58.0.2 my Cache History is no longer being cleared. My settings are shown in the atteched image. One of my startup tabs is BBC weather for my … (funda kabanzi)

Since updating Firefod to V58.0.2 my Cache History is no longer being cleared. My settings are shown in the atteched image.

One of my startup tabs is BBC weather for my location. With "Clear Cache History" ticked I should be seeing today's weather, but since updating to 58.0.2 I now see yesterdays weather and I have to refresh the page each time.

Anyone else finding this problem ?

Firefox V 58.0.2 Windows 7

Asked by mikewint 2 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 iminyaka edlule

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Large images aren't unloaded from memory after tab closed

Hello! I have encountered the following problem: when I open a page with a lot of large images, Firefox obtains a lot of memory and doesn't release it after heavy tab is … (funda kabanzi)

Hello! I have encountered the following problem: when I open a page with a lot of large images, Firefox obtains a lot of memory and doesn't release it after heavy tab is closed. When I open about:memory tab, it shows several images from closed tab under Explicit/images/content/raster/used. For example, now it uses 1206 MB and I don't know how to release this memory without restarting. Garbage collection and cycle collection on about:memory page don't help.

Asked by mmorev 3 iminyaka edlule

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Why is my cached web content always at 14K?

My cached web content is always at 14K, no matter what I do. I click to "clear now", no help,,I click to override and set it to 1024 and restart Firefox and/or the compu… (funda kabanzi)

My cached web content is always at 14K, no matter what I do. I click to "clear now", no help,,I click to override and set it to 1024 and restart Firefox and/or the computer,,,no help. I clear the override box, no help. Always at 14K and my web browsing is "extremely" slow taking several minutes to load pages. When playing my golf game, the video starts and stops, which makes it very hard to swing since I never know when it's going to happen. Could there be something set wrong in my "config" for Firefox?

Asked by cmitch2866 3 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 3 iminyaka edlule

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Cache will not clear

I have been unable to clear the cache for several months now - I click on 'clear cache' in Preferences, & it just reduces by 1MB. I've read this thread which has the… (funda kabanzi)

I have been unable to clear the cache for several months now - I click on 'clear cache' in Preferences, & it just reduces by 1MB. I've read this thread which has the same problem - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1114674 - but the solution here is just to click 'clear cache' twice - this does not work for me; I've clicked it twice, 3 times, 4 times - it still will not clear. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this bug? Firefox is constantly freezing and working slowly & I think the full cache may be part of this. Thanks

Asked by Seahorse8 4 iminyaka edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 iminyaka edlule