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Firefox Cache Leaking into a Layer

Created: 01 Oct 2012 • Updated: 01 Oct 2012 | 2 comments

Despite global excludes for [LOCALAPPDATA]\Mozilla\Firefox and [APPDATA]\Mozilla\Firefox ([x] exclude subdirectories), the cache of (the unvirtualized) Firefox continues to be saved into a layer.

I would appreciate suggestions on how to ensure that the Firefox cache is written exclusively to the base.

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EdT's picture

Before you do anything else, if you have Firefox installed in the base and none of its components including any shortcuts are in a layer, then check where the firefox content gets saved when no layers are active.

I would also look in the registry with layers active to see whether any of Firefox's registry pointers are pointing at any locations under C:\fslrdr

Global excludes are not going to work if the Firefox application is directly writing to the layer source folders.

If your issue has been solved, please use the "Mark as Solution" link on the most relevant thread.

Cavaldi's picture

Thank you for the information. Looking further into the problem.