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rdotex
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how to find folder

#1 Post by rdotex » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:20 pm

Can someone please tell me how to find this folder: "Export your bookmarks, close Firefox and delete the hidden ~./mozilla folder. It will created fresh when you next start Firefox." I've done the export thing, but cannot locate the folder to delete!

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Re: how to find folder

#2 Post by Richard » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:29 pm

Open Thunar,
In the menu. Activate Show Hidden files.
Navigate to your /home/rdotex folder
Look for /.mozilla
Delete it.
Close Firefox
Reopen Firefox.
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Re: how to find folder

#3 Post by entropyfoe » Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:30 pm

This recent article I read has your answer

https://www.maketecheasier.com/find-a-file-in-linux/
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Re: how to find folder

#4 Post by Stevo » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:07 pm

Of course, on the command line, you'd would not even need to "find" it":

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rm -rf ~/.mozilla
(remove the folder and everything in it, and don't error out if it's not present)

Probably that article assumed the user already knew that "~" is a shortcut to the current user's home folder. But a new Linux user won't know that at all.

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