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I want to restore Firefox to First Installation

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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.

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?)

Profile Manager - Create, remove or switch Firefox profiles

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Plugins are not installed in Firefox like Extensions and Themes are but are on system. Firefox finds and makes use of them.

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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:

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.