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Firefox - Uninstall from your Computer

This article describes how to uninstall the Firefox application for supported operating systems. If you are planning to uninstall and reinstall Firefox to fix problems you may be having, you should first read Troubleshoot and diagnose Firefox problems.

Table of Contents

  • Uninstall Firefox
  • Remove user data and settings

Uninstall Firefox

To uninstall Firefox, follow these steps:
  1. Close Firefox (if Firefox is open):
  2. Open the Applications folder in Finder.
  3. Drag the Firefox application to the Trash.
Your' uninstall of Firefox is now finished.

Remove user data and settings

Uninstalling Firefox does not remove your user profile, which includes personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, and cookies. If you also want to remove this information, you should remove the folder that contains your Firefox profile, which is stored in a separate location from the Firefox program.
  1. If you want to preserve your bookmarks, passwords, cookies, and other user data and settings, see Back up and restore information in Firefox profiles.
  2. Delete the Firefox folder that contains the Profiles folder and the profiles.ini file - see How do I find my profile? for the location.

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:Uninstall Firefox from your computer internet browser Table of Contents   Doc ID:82285
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-05-16 10:36 MDTUpdated:2018-05-16 14:22 MDT
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