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How to View Cache and Clear Storage in Firefox Computer

Learn how to view site cache data and clear the storage space occupied on the Firefox. You can view network and site cache along with clearing the entire data.

The web browser does store the browsing information and website static files to quickly load the sites on a subsequent visit. Over the period, these cached files are accumulated and grow in size. The Samsung Internet browser allows user to view the cache size and also provide the option to delete the from the local storage.

View Site Cache and Clear Storage on Firefox browser

When surfing the web, each website records some information on the browser to help them load faster when you revisit them. Most of the time, when you encounter an issue while surfing the internet, the immediate solution is to clear the cache.

Websites store their data in the browser’s so-called local storage, and these saved files can be removed manually. In the Firefox browser, you can easily view and manage the storage space to enhance your browsing experience.

Firefox allows users to view the entire storage space occupied and clear the storage to regain the MB.

View Network Cache Storage

Each website has different files and sizes. If you often visit a site, say YouTube, it might have occupied more storage space than the least visited site. It is not rocket science to view and manage cache storage in a Firefox computer. Anyone with limited knowledge of Firefox can do so. Follow these steps to view overall cache storage:

  1. Launch the Firefox browser on the computer.
  2. Enter about:cache in the search bar.
    How To View Cache And Storage Space In Firefox ComputerThis will display the cache storage on the diRAM memory.

It will display all the essential information about cache storage space, including memory, disk, and app cache. Over time, this storage cache will keep increasing if we do not clear the cache from Firefox.

Clear Cache Storage

Cache storage data reduces the webpage loading time by rendering the most used assets from the browser. However, if the cache storage space exceeds the limit, it drastically hampers your browser’s functioning. If your browser starts crashing, deleting cache files in Firefox computers can help you fix the issue. Follow these steps to clear the cache:

  1. Launch the Mozilla Firefox on the computer.
  2. Click on More horizontal 3bar icon for the menu list.
  3. Select the Settings menu from the list.
    How to clear cache storage space in Firefox computer
  4. Switch to Privacy & Security tab and scroll down to the Cookies and site data.
  5. Click on the Clear Data… command button.
    How to clear cache storage space in Firefox computer
  6.  Enable the checkbox for Cached web content.
  7. Finally, hit on the Clear command button.
    How to clear cache storage space in Firefox computer

This will help you clear your cache storage on a Firefox computer. It will stop your browser from lagging or freezing in the future. If you go back to the about:cache page, you will notice the cache storage size is significantly reduced.

You can also delete the Cookies and Site Data within the Clear Data dialog box, which may get you signed out of websites you’ve signed in to.

View and Clear Cache Storage

If you are uncomfortable clearing the entire cache storage, you can clear the cache storage space of a single website in a Firefox computer.

This is probably one of the most valuable features that allow managing cache data at a granular level. You can view the storage space occupied and clear the data within the same window. Here are the steps to view and clear the cache:

  1. Launch the Mozilla Firefox on the computer.
  2. Click on More horizontal 3bar icon for the menu list.
  3. Select the Options menu from the list.
  4. Switch to the Privacy & Security tab in the left pane.
  5. Scroll down to locate the Cookies and Site Data section.
  6. Click on Manage Data… command option.
    How to clear cache storage space of a single website in Firefox computerIt will display the list of all the websites and the storage occupied.
  7. Select the website and click on the Remove Selected command button.
  8. Click on the Save Changes.

This will clear the cache storage of the website you want. This way, you don’t have to clear the cache storage of all the websites. However, to clear the entire browser data, click the Remove All command button in step #6.

Bottom Line

Firefox allows its users to keep track of the storage space occupied by the cache files and provides the option to clear them. It offers you two options: either you can clear the entire data, or you can clear cache storage for a specific website.

Clearing Firefox cache storage space is one of the best steps to help you fix most browser issues. It sure helped me fix most of my browser problems. After clearing the cache storage, my Firefox browser started working faster and better than ever.

Which method do you prefer to clear the cache? Do you clear the entire cache or cache of a single website? What is the total cache size occupied by Firefox? It’s currently 602MB in my machine.

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Suresh Choudhary

Suresh has done a Master of Computer Application in Computer Science and has extensive knowledge of computer technology and application. He has 5+ years of experience in technical content writing and writing how-to tutorials. He uses Samsung Internet as the primary browser on his phone. Connect with Suresh on LinkedIn.

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