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Author Topic: How to remove ALL of Firefox?  (Read 2939 times)

Curt

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How to remove ALL of Firefox?
« on: January 06, 2008, 06:48:21 PM »
My Firefox 2.0.0.11 was showing signs of being a little sick, so I removed it and installed a fresh copy. But it was excatly the same - meaning it doesn't clean up when leaving. The thing that annoys me the most is that I wasn't asked if I wanted to keep this or that - it just "uninstalled" and left everything behind! I am truly disappointed!! So my question is of course: HOW to clean up after this fox - how to remove ALL of Firefox?  :tellme:

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Re: How to remove ALL of Firefox?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2008, 06:54:21 PM »
you mean the profile (in xp located in c:/documents and settings/<user name>/aplication data<hidden folder>/mozilla)if you delete that folder then all your add-ons, bookmarks, and settings should be gone
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Re: How to remove ALL of Firefox?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2008, 07:22:29 PM »
what was left behind? if you mean the user profile, check out this article from the KB: Uninstalling Firefox, where detailed instructions are available..

also, if you start firefox with the following command-line "-p" or "-profilemanager", you can create/delete the profiles in the Profile Manager..

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Re: How to remove ALL of Firefox?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2008, 07:36:27 PM »
You could always format your hard drive...  :P


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Re: How to remove ALL of Firefox?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2008, 08:36:53 PM »
The four folders set up by a Firefox installation are:

  • %programfiles%\Mozilla Firefox (binaries and other files)
  • %userprofile%\<insert your language equivalent for "Local Settings">\<insert your language equivalent for "Application Data">\Mozilla (update logs and cache)
  • %appdata%\Mozilla (extensions, bookmarks, cookies, etc.)
  • %appdata%\Talkback (if you installed it)

Input all those strings with the '%' like that, those are environment variables.

Curt

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Re: How to remove ALL of Firefox?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2008, 07:16:54 AM »
Thanks a lot for such detailed directions!  :up:

 
You could always format your hard drive... 

I most certainly will!! ... as soon as XP SP3 in Danish is available on disc!  ;)

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Re: How to remove ALL of Firefox?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2008, 09:29:23 AM »
I am impressed with the numbers of pre-installed plugins in Firefox 3 BETA 2:


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« Last Edit: January 07, 2008, 09:31:03 AM by Curt »

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Re: How to remove ALL of Firefox?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2008, 11:46:15 AM »
*cough* Those plugins were already installed in your computer, the installation routines of Firefox simply detected them.

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Re: How to remove ALL of Firefox?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2008, 12:53:59 PM »
Okay. But then I am impressed with that!  ;D


Edit: Sadly the Real video downloader toolbar does not work with FF 3
« Last Edit: January 07, 2008, 12:56:03 PM by Curt »