All internet browsers including Firefox store webpages, files, cookies and history to your local disk cache, this cache can grow to a huge size if you do not clean it up regularly.
Firefox does provide users with a option to clean up temporary internet files, and there are several ways in which you can do that, here is a list of ways in which you can cleanup your Firefox cache and free up space whilst improving performance on the browser.
You can cleanup the temporary files by using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Del, using this shortcut key will open up a dialog box which will display the options to delete the temporary files.
Once you have selected the options you want to delete, click on the Clear Private Data Now, to delete all the temporary files.
Clear Cache Button
The Clear Cache Button Firefox add-on will allow you to add a button to your toolbar, clicking on which will clear your Firefox cache. You can add the Clear Cache button to your Firefox toolbar using the customization options. If you are new to customizing Firefox toolbars, read our tutorial on How To Create A Customized Toolbar for Firefox.
Note: This extension does not show you a alert while deleting cache, so make sure you only click it when you definitely want to delete the cache.
Using Temporary Cleanup Softwares
If you do not want to cleanup your Firefox Cache using the above options, you can also make use of temporary file cleaning softwares, that will do the job for you. If you are looking to use a temporary file cleaner we recommend CCleaner a handy and free software to delete temporary files, Windows Cleaner and Optimizer and a handy portable software to cleanup temporary files.
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Cleaning up temporary files helps you speed up your computer, if you want to learn more about this topic, read our earlier post which tells you how to speedup your computer by deleting temporary files.