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I want to restore Firefox to First Installation
I want to restore Firefox to First Install. I thought there might be a full reset of the browser. I did do the reset process but the plug ins remain and the passwords (although I found how to delete these in mass) remain. Lets just say I did a First Install of Firefox with no usage. After using it is there a way (if there is or is not it should be intuitively easy) to reset the browser to first install. Eliminate all saved passwords, imports , plugins, add on and anything else I may be unaware of. I would expect it should be on the first tools page and also expect to be able to do so by 1 click. If it is a process there is always situations these computer directions diverge and do not work. Computer is an Asus Windows 7 with a missing D partition and no backups so I can not restore to factory settings. Otherwise I would just prefer this.
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It's easy to create a new profile, which is basically be like you have never used Firefox before (just curious, is this a computer that you purchased off someone else?)
Plugins are not installed in Firefox like Extensions and Themes are but are on system. Firefox finds and makes use of them.
You can also remove all files and folders in the current profile folder.
You can use this button to go to the currently used Firefox profile folder:
- Help > Troubleshooting Information > Profile Directory: Show Folder (Linux: Open Directory; Mac: Show in Finder)
Firefox uses a second location in %AppData%\Local for the disk You can find the location of the cache folder on the about:cache page and go up one level.
As posted above, plugins are always installed by third-party software and not under control of Firefox.
You can set all plugins to "Ask to Activate" or "Never Activate" on the "Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Plugins" page.