View and Restore Firefox Cache Files

Tracy King updated on Dec 11, 2020 to File Recovery | How-to Articles

If you can't find the Firefox cache or accidentally cleared Firefox cache files, don't worry. This page includes a manual method to guide you view Firefox cache and help to restore lost Firefox cache files on your own with the help of EaseUS file recovery software.

"Hello there, do you have any ideas about where shall I go and find the Firefox cache files? I'm looking for the Firefox cache location on my computer and I want to clear the cache.

Firefox recently wasn't working properly. I searched online and someone suggested me to clear the browser cache. Where can I find the Firefox cache folder?"

"Have you ever thought about how to restore deleted Firefox or other browsers' cache files? When you can't visite a webpage, image, and load other content pages quickly after clear the browser, what will you do?"

On this page, we'll show you effective ways to find Firefox cache location and guide you to restore cleared Firefox Cache with reliable file recovery software.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Locate and View on PC For Windows 10/8: \Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\...Full steps
Fix 2. Find Through Firefox Browser Input: about:cache in Firefox and hit "Enter"...Full steps
Fix 3. Check the Local Drive Go through the path on your PC: C:\Users\...Full steps
Fix 4. Use File Recovery Software Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer. Choose the drive...Full steps

Firefox Cache Viewer: View and Find Firefox Cache Files

All browsers are designed to record all internet browsing history, cache 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. 

If you are trying to locate the Firefox cache files on your PC, stay here. Here, we'll assist you in finding and viewing important Firefox cache files with ease:

Method 1. Manually Locate and View on PC

If you haven't changed the install location of Firefox cache, then you'll be able to find all the present Firefox browser cache files by following the below paths:

  • For Windows 10/8: C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile folder}\cache2
  • For Windows 7: C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile folder}\Cache\
  • For Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile folder}\Cache\

If you want to find browser history, downloads, and cookies, you may follow the 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".

Open Firefox browser

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

On this page, you'll be able to view the memory, disk, and appcache information.

Open Firefox and find the cache files.

Step 3. Click "List Cache Entries" below memory or disk, you'll be able to view all the detail caches of Firefox.

List and view Firefox cache files.

Restore Deleted or Lost Firefox Cache Files

If you've deleted or cleaned up Firefox browsing history and cache files by mistake, how to restore the deleted or lost Firefox cache files? Continue reading, and you'll the best cache recovery methods.

# 1. Manually Check the Local Drive to See If Cache Files Were Removed

As said before, you can find the Firefox cache and check if the saved caches were removed.

Step 1. Go through the path on your PC:

Step 2. Check out whether you can find the removed caches at the relative location on your PC.

If no cache files are found, you may refer to a professional file recovery software for help.

# 2. Restore Deleted or Lost Firefox Caches with File Recovery Software

Here we'd like to recommend you try a file recovery software from EaseUS. With EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, you can restore up to 2GB files for free.

You can directly download it here and follow below guide steps to recover lost Firefox cache files now:

Remember: You can select to scan C drive to find your Firefox cache files and locate the folder by the path provided above.

Step 1. Choose the file location to scan.

Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard on your computer. Choose the drive where you lost files and click "Scan". If your lost files were on an external storage device, connect it to your computer firstly.

select the file location and click scan

Step 2. Scan the lost files.

The software will start immediately a quick scan for deleted files, and later a deep scan will launch to scan more lost files all over the selected drive. After the scan, you can use the Filter to quickly filter a specific file type.

scan the lost files

Step 3. Preview and restore files.

Double-click on a file allows for a full preview. Finally, select the desired files, click "Recover" and browse a location to save all the files at once.

recover lost files

After this, you can save the cache folder to a secure location on your PC. And then replace the cache folder in C drive with the restored folder, and then reboot PC. You'll be able to view and check your Firefox cache files on Firefox browser again.

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It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

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A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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