How to clear the Firefox cache

The Firefox cache temporarily stores images, scripts, and other parts of websites while you are browsing. This article describes how to clear the cache.

Clear the cache

  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select Options
  2. Select the Advanced panel.
  3. Click on the Network tab.
  4. In the Cached Web Content section, click Clear Now.
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  5. Click OK to close the Options window

Automatically clear the cache

You can set Firefox to automatically clear the cache when Firefox closes:
  1. At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button and then select Options
  2. Select the Privacy panel.
  3. In the History section, set Firefox will: to Use custom settings for history.
  4. Select the check box for Clear history when Firefox closes. Clear Cache Win2
  5. Beside Clear history when Firefox closes, click the Settings... button. The Settings for Clearing History window will open.
  6. In the Settings for Clearing History window, click the check mark box next to Cache. Clear Cache Win3
  7. Click OK to close the Settings for Clearing History window.
  8. Click OK to close the Options window


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