View and Restore Firefox Cache/Temp Files

Tracy King updated on Nov 13, 2018 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


If you accidentally cleaned up or cleared browsers such as Firefox cache or temporary files, don't worry. Here in this article, you'll find reliable methods to view browser cache in Firefox. Just follow to see how to view and restore lost Firefox cache and temp files on your own now.

Can I View or Find Firefox Browser Cache/Temp Files on My Computer

"Hello there, do you have any ideas about where shall I go to find and view my Firefox cache files? I was looking for an every great deleted web page on Firefox. And I might have a chance to find it in Firefox cache or temp files, right? So how can I make it?"

Have you ever met such an issue that you accidentally cleaned up internet browsers such as Firefox cache and temp files that you cannot access to them anymore? But now, you are in an urgent situation that you must find a way to view and restore the Firefox cache or temp files. How? Relax! Here below, you'll discover reliably effective methods to see and find Firefox cache and temp files. Just read and follow recommended practices to find wanted Firefox cache/temp files now.

Part 1. Firefox Cache Viewer: View and Find Firefox Cache/Temp Files

All browsers are designed to record all internet browsing history, cache and temp files by default. And it would be a straightforward way for users to return to where they left last time when they shut the browser window.

Here now, we'll assist you in finding and viewing important Firefox cache and temp files with below-offered methods:

Method 1. Manually Find and View on PC

If you haven't changed any storing location of Firefox cache, then you'll be able to find all your present Firefox browser cache and temp files by below path:


If you want to find browser history, downloads, and cookies, you may follow below path to find them:

C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile folder}\

Method 2. Find Through Firefox Browser

Firefox browser would automatically record all internet browsing history and caches. You can also view and find all Firefox caches with below steps:

Step 1. Input: about:cache in Firefox and hit Enter; 

Step 2. You'll get a window with Information about the Network Cache Storage Service;

Step 3. Type: about:cache?device=memory – Lists memory cache entries and you'll be able to get a cache entry into computer memory;

Step 4. Or you can type: about:cache?device=disk – Lists disk cache entries and you'll get entry to the cache stored on your computer disk;

Step 5. Click List Cache Entries and then you'll be able to see the all Firefox caches again.

Method 3. Use FirefoxCacheView 

Firefox CacheView is a GUI Front-end of "about:cache", which allows searching and sorting memory and disk cache files for you. So you can use CacheView to preview pane for any images and make it easy for you to save data from the sites you've visited. 

Step 1. Download and install Firefox CacheViewer in PC;
Step 2. Run Firefox CacheViewer and go to Tools;
Step 3. Tab CacheView and then you'll e able to view all Firefox cache files with a preview pane. Or you can directly press Ctrl+Shift+C to run CacheViewer and check all Firefox cache files.

Part 2. Restore Deleted/Lost Firefox Cache/Temp Files

As said before, you can find the path: C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\dz9halnw.default\cache2 to check out whether you can find them at the relative location in your PC. If you've deleted or cleaned up Firefox browsing history, cache and all temp files, how can you restore the deleted or lost Firefox cache and temp files? Continue reading, and you'll find solutions.

If no cache files or temp files are found, you may refer to a professional file recovery software for help. Here we'd like to recommend you try a free file recovery software from EaseUS. You can restore up to 2GB files for free with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. You can directly download it here and follow below guide steps to recover lost Firefox cache files now:

Step 1. Connect your device to PC.

If you lost files on an external storage device, connect the storage device to your computer firstly.

Step 2. Run this software and scan the lost file.

Run EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC, specify the location where you lost files and click "Scan" to scan those lost files.

Run data recovery software.

Step 3. Preview and restore file.

After the scanning, you can find and double-click to preview your lost files here:

  • Delete Files: All your deleted files are listed here.
  • Drive (with your device name): It loads all lost files here.
  • Lost Partition Files: Check first if your hard drive is formatted or partition gets deleted.
  • Extra Files: All files that lost names or paths on your drive can be found here.
Scan and find lost files.

Step 4. Choose and restore files.

Finally, select the found files, click "Recover" and navigate to save them to a secure location on your PC or another external storage device.

Restore lost files.
  1. After this, you can replace the cache folder in C drive and then reboot PC. You'll be able to view and check your Firefox cache/temp files on Firefox browser again.

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