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Firefox temp internet files, cookies, & history folders.

By philbie ยท 60 replies
Oct 26, 2005
  1. Can anyone tell where I would find the Firefox versions of Temporary internet files, cookies and history folders please.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Click on the tools button at the top of your browser, and select options, then the privacy icon in the left hand panel.

    This will bring up all your caches, where you can set which cookies etc to allow/deny, and other options such as clearing the various caches etc.

    Regards Howard :) :)
  4. philbie

    philbie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the reply.
    What I am trying to do is use a privacy program (window washer) to delete the information, so I am looking for the address of these files so I can tell the program where to find them.
  5. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Wouldn`t it be easier just to click on the clear all button in the menu that I pointed you towards?

    Regards Howard :)
  6. philbie

    philbie TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the advise, it might be the only that I can clear these files.
  7. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Posts: 259

    i know this thread is a few days old... but you can download Privacy eraser pro... it cleans them good and proper, also supports other programs and other browsers...
  8. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    Or DLoad and install Ccleaner...it allows you to set variables on all your browsers and temp files.

    patio. :cool:
  9. pesticidal

    pesticidal TS Rookie

    I'm looking for the cache location, too. There are reasons to look at this. For example, if you have a teen-age son that has figured out how to clear the history files, but hasn't learned about the cache yet...
  10. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You want to watch the porn he is watching? :p
  11. icantwinn

    icantwinn TS Rookie Posts: 26

  12. pesticidal

    pesticidal TS Rookie

    In a manner of speaking, yes. I want to see where's he's been on the Internet.
  13. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    if you setup your son as user he should not have privileges to delete files.
    I see this a lot clients forget to keep management to themselves.
    if he has good knowledge of machine he can by pass this so it may be time to invest in a logger
    make sure you can see hidden files
    go to C:\Documents and Settings\user name\Application Data\Mozilla\ firefox\Profiles\default\########.slt
  14. lithiumdeuterid

    lithiumdeuterid TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Do what I say, not what I do.

    You want to know where your teenage son has been on the internet? Why not just ask him? Of course, he won't tell you about the porn sites - it's none of your ****ing business! What if the FBI asked permission to look at your household's entire internet viewing record (yes, such a record does exist at your ISP)? What would you tell them? Probably something like "it's none of your business", and then you'd refuse permission.

    Think about what kind of ****ed up message it sends to a kid if their parents set guidelines for the kid that they do not follow themselves. I think a child psychologist would not say it is a very good one.

    And really, what are you, the Gestapo?
  15. patio

    patio TS Guru Posts: 482

    Careful with the tone of your posts...this is a help forum that is also visited by younger viewers.

    patio. :cool:
  16. icantwinn

    icantwinn TS Rookie Posts: 26

    Dude the fact of them wanting to know what there kid is doing on the internet is just like them wanting to know where there kid is going and who with. theres so much stuff on the internet these days that its a good thing that they want to monitor there kids internet browsing. do you relize that there are many of illegal pron sites on the internet? if he goes to one and the govement is monitoring it and they pick there ip out of the thousands to follow up on, do you know how much crap they will have to go thru over it? all because the kid didnt know its was illegal but he viewed it the goverment wont care. the main point is parents have the right to monitor what there kids do not only on the internet but in life aswell.
  17. lithiumdeuterid

    lithiumdeuterid TS Rookie Posts: 88

    Think of this situation:

    You have a device attached to your child's brain that can tell if they are lying. All you have to do is press a button, and a green light will activate if they are telling the truth, or a red light if they are lying. Is it ethical to use this device? It would certainly convince your child not to lie to you. If you think this device is ethical, imagine if everyone could tell if YOU were lying or not. That would put you at a rather severe disadvantage, because lying serves an important purpose in social interactions. You would be the only person that couldn't hide their true opinions from anyone. You would be condemned to tell the truth. You would be totally miserable.

    My point is that a parent who exercises total control over their children will raise some pretty messed up children. Total control is not a good thing. Children tend to learn the behaviors of their parents. If you exert total control over them, they will learn that is the proper way of doing things. They will try to exert total control over other people later in life, which can lead to some bad situations. If you are constantly suspicious of them, they will be constantly suspicious of everyone else later in life.

    Yes, parents have the RIGHT to be Thought Police for their children. They also have the RIGHT to mold their children into violent, paranoid, antisocial nutcases. Does that mean they SHOULD do that? No. Parents may have the RIGHT to police their child's every action, but it is not HEALTHY for the child, and is therefore not a good idea.

    PS: Who cares if the government indentifies your IP address? You could say it was the parents who were viewing the page. Really, there is absolutely nothing to worry about. The government has more important things to do than investigate teenagers looking at porn. Your paranoia makes me think YOUR parents didn't trust YOU as a child.
  18. icantwinn

    icantwinn TS Rookie Posts: 26

    obviously you didnt read/comprehend where i said "illegal site" which means kiddie porn/rape videos ect. therefor if the parents said "i was the one veiwing the site" then they would be charged with it and go to prison. yes its very unlikely of this happening but theres always the possiblity of it. further more my parents whatched all my internet activity until i was 18 and i came out fine. just because they want to know what there kid is looking at on the internet doesnt mean there trying to control there life. it just shows that they care about there kids well being if you cant see that then you dont ever need to have kids. parents that dont watch/overlook there kids are the ones that usually come out all screwed up. parents that watch there kids activity should be given more respect than there given, because theres alot of parents that could careless what there kids are doing or where there kids are. also you should really look into being able to read other better even if its ont he internet because obviously thats something your parents didnt teach you. probly because they didnt care where you were or what you were doing.

    ps: you obviously havent done any reasearch on the internet, meaning searching for what you can find and how much of what you find is legal. i did that for about a month just because i was curious, and from the way you talk i can see you havent. go learn something about what youre saying before you try to debate on it.
  19. lithiumdeuterid

    lithiumdeuterid TS Rookie Posts: 88

    I'm sorry I misinterpreted what you were saying. I realize that viewing certain illegal sites can get you in trouble, but I wasn't able to make out what you were saying because your writing is simply awful.

    For example,
    You wrote: "doesnt mean there trying to control there life."
    You meant: "doesn't mean they're trying to control their life."

    When you understand 6th-grade stuff like the difference between There, Their, and They're, your writing will become a lot more intelligible, and people won't misunderstand you as often. It's a good skill to develop, in my opinion.

    In the case of viewing totally illegal stuff, I would simply tell the kid, "Don't go to these kinds of websites, because you can get in serious legal trouble". AND THEY WOULDN'T, unless they're total *****s.

    You don't need to watch where they go, because they're a trustworth kid, right? They don't want to go to jail any more than you do, and since you've raised them as a responsible person, they will make the correct decision, right? I know my kids would.

    PS: We all know the internet is the best place to do research! It's obvious! There aren't any sites with faulty information on the internet! The entire net is chock-full of 100% accurate information, backed up by extensive studies! No websites offer pure speculation with no evidence whatsoever! That would be madness!
  20. icantwinn

    icantwinn TS Rookie Posts: 26

    wow typo's who cares, and i didnt relise this was english class. some people are completely ignorant about what they are trying to debate about they have to try and change the subject to something completely differant so they "dont look bad" because there so hell bent on their "internet apperance". that is usually due to the fact of being the kid that always got picked on in school because he was a retarded or was just a plain out wuss.
  21. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    We got from bad English to internet to bullying.. in a Firefox thread. It is good to see that icantwinn always stays on subjects and knows what is being discussed..
  22. icantwinn

    icantwinn TS Rookie Posts: 26

    nodsu obviously you didnt read all of this thread i gave my suggestion on what the thread was about. if you read it you'll see that lithiumdeuterid never once said anything on topic. so you might want to read up before you go on talking and showing your ignorace
  23. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    I don't believe this is a chat room for thrashing around personal views on non technical issues. There is a forum here for general discussion if you'd like to post this subject there.

    Thank you.
  24. lithiumdeuterid

    lithiumdeuterid TS Rookie Posts: 88


    I addressed the points of your post in addition to pointing out how your grammatical errors made it difficult to understand what you were saying.

    You say, "some people are completely ignorant about what they are trying to debate about". Au contraire. I know exactly what I'm trying to debate about. I'm trying to debate about parents being too untrusting of their children, and how that will affect the children. What are you trying to debate about?

    You say that I "try and change the subject to something completely differant so they (I) 'dont look bad'". Tell me, what topic did I start on, and what topic did I change to? I believe I was the last person to post about untrusting parents, therefore it was you who changed the topic, not me.


    I don't see how I've been any more bullying than icantwinn has. He implied I'm a retard and a wuss. I don't mind being insulted, but let's not have a double-standard.

    What harm could possibly come from a freely-meandering conversation? Why is it important to stay on topic once the topic has been exhausted?


    If I'm hurting anyone's feelings, I'm sorry about that. I am not attacking your feelings, only your opinions. If you can't keep them separated in a debate (a common problem), you shouldn't be debating.
  25. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer TS Rookie Posts: 394

    I agree with icantwinn

    Parents have a right to know what their kids are doing. They are the ones who are responsible for their kids actions, until they are 18. The internet can be really dangerous. Seriously man, porn is a really bad thing. No way should anyone be doing it. It's sick.
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