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Now here's a newbie sort of question. I believe Mozilla is a web browser? At any rate, I don't use it, being very happy with Safarai. However, deep inside my hard disc, I notice a Cache with a half-megabyte of files in it (Path Doents/MOZILLA/Profiles/<Myname>/6v8ghwjj.sit/Cache Elsewhere, at Path (Users/Myname/Library/MOZILLA/Profiles/<MyName>/top89jbi.sit/Cache) there's 62.1 MB of files. What are they please, and can I get rid of them? And, while I'm at it. Once I have resaved a file that was autorecovered by MSWord, do I need to keep the file marked 'Auorecovery save of <Filename>? Path Users/<Myname>/Desktop/Doent/Microsoft user data/. The same location ...

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    Default Mozilla cache: can I clear it?

    Now here's a newbie sort of question.

    I believe Mozilla is a web browser? At any rate, I don't use it, being very
    happy with Safarai.

    However, deep inside my hard disc, I notice a Cache with a half-megabyte of
    files in it (Path Doents/MOZILLA/Profiles/<Myname>/6v8ghwjj.sit/Cache

    Elsewhere, at Path
    (Users/Myname/Library/MOZILLA/Profiles/<MyName>/top89jbi.sit/Cache)
    there's 62.1 MB of files.

    What are they please, and can I get rid of them?

    And, while I'm at it. Once I have resaved a file that was autorecovered by
    MSWord, do I need to keep the file marked 'Auorecovery save of <Filename>?
    Path Users/<Myname>/Desktop/Doent/Microsoft user data/.
    The same location has about 40 Word Work Files: can these, too, be dumped?

    Many thanks!

    Kind rgards,
    Devi Jankowizc

    Devi Jankowicz Guest

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    Default Re: Mozilla cache: can I clear it?

    Devi Jankowicz <animusntlworld.com> writes:
    >
    > Now here's a newbie sort of question.
    >
    > I believe Mozilla is a web browser?
    Yes. It's the open source project that forked off from Netscape's
    code base several years ago. Netscape version 6 and later is based
    on Mozilla code.
    > However, deep inside my hard disc, I notice a Cache with a half-megabyte of
    > files in it (Path Doents/MOZILLA/Profiles/<Myname>/6v8ghwjj.sit/Cache
    >
    > Elsewhere, at Path
    > (Users/Myname/Library/MOZILLA/Profiles/<MyName>/top89jbi.sit/Cache)
    > there's 62.1 MB of files.
    >
    > What are they please, and can I get rid of them?
    You've obviously re-installed Mozilla at some time. You have two
    user profile directories for your name:
    /Users/Myname/Library/MOZILLA/Profiles/<MyName>/top89jbi.sit/...
    and
    /Doents/MOZILLA/Profiles/<Myname>/6v8ghwjj.sit/Cache

    Which is interesting. Mozilla only installs its profiles under a
    user's Library directory.

    One of these two profiles is being used by Mozilla. The other is not
    used for anything and can be deleted.

    As for the Cache folder, the contents can be deleted even from the
    active profile, as long as you don't delete it while Mozilla is
    running. It will get repopulated when you run Mozilla again. If you
    want to restrict the size of the cache, Mozilla has a preference
    where you can set the maximum size.
    > And, while I'm at it. Once I have resaved a file that was autorecovered by
    > MSWord, do I need to keep the file marked 'Auorecovery save of <Filename>?
    > Path Users/<Myname>/Desktop/Doent/Microsoft user data/.
    > The same location has about 40 Word Work Files: can these, too, be dumped?
    I'm pretty sure you can trash these if you've already recovered and
    saved the doent. But I don't use Word, so I can't be 100% certain.

    -- David
    David C. Guest

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    Default Re: Mozilla cache: can I clear it?

    Devi Jankowicz <animusntlworld.com> writes:
    >
    > Now, since I don't actually use Mozilla (have never ever seen it on
    > my hard disk: I do all my web work in Safari, backed up I'm sorry to
    > say by Internet Explorer for those sites that aren't completely
    > Safari-compliant).
    >
    > So can I get rid of all those files? And, BTW, where on my hard disk
    > can I find the Mozilla web reader itself, so that I can trash that?
    > I can't find it with a simple search. Or do I need some of its code
    > for other purposes?
    The default name for the Mozilla application is "Mozilla". If you
    can't find it on your hard drive, then it's probably been erased.

    You can wipe out the profile directories altogether (everything under
    /users/.../Library/Mozilla) and any global settings (everything under
    /Library/Mozilla) if the program is gone.

    -- David

    David C. Guest

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