That will wipe everything, and when you restart Firefox, it’ll create a new Mozilla folder.

If you aren’t able to find the Application Data folder, it is probably because it is hidden. To make it visible, open up a folder and go to Tools->Folder Options->View.

Click on Show hidden files and folders and click OK. Then go back to step 1 and complete the process.

This method is only effective against casual privacy intrusions by nosey friends or parents. The data can still be retrieved through more sophisticated methods. More »

A collection of Windows XP and Windows Vista releases offered by Microsoft was refreshed earlier this week, allowing customers to download and run the two operating systems free of charge.

The Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Image downloads were updated, with the previous version closing in on the expiration deadline.

The latest versions of the Windows Virtual PC VHDs continue to be time-bombed, but users have a good few months of usage before they expire.

According to the software giant, the new XP and Vista virtual images are set to expire on 05/18/2011.

The Internet Explorer Application Compatibility VPC Images are offered by Microsoft for free to help web developers that need to test their websites on different versions of IE, as well as on older Windows operating systems. More »

By the time that Mozilla gets done with the Beta phase of the development process there might be as many as a dozen Builds of the next iteration of the open source browser ahead of the first Release Candidate (RC).

Having suffered numerous delays, only 10 Beta Builds of Firefox 4.0 were slated for delivery initially.

With Firefox 4.0 Beta 10 already shipped, and with Beta 11 now cooking, Mozilla is revealing the possibility that Beta 12 could also be offered to early adopters for testing prior to RC1.

At this point in time, there’s no actual plan to build Firefox 4.0 Beta 12, with Mozilla still aiming to make Beta 11 the last testing milestone before the browser graduates to the Release Candidate phase. More »

The ninth Beta development milestone of Firefox 4.0 is now available for download.

Although Mozilla has yet to announce officially the general availability of Firefox 4.0 Beta 9, the bits are already live on the company’s FTP servers.

Softpedia readers have been able to read about the imminent launch of Firefox 4.0 Beta 9 since last week, and again yesterday when Damon Sicore, Mozilla senior director of platform engineering revealed that Firefox 4.0 Final was due by the end of February 2011.

Beta 9 is toward the end of the Beta development program for Firefox 4.0, and as such, customers should not expect extensive changes, simply because there aren’t any.

According to the open source browser maker, here are the most consistent modifications compared to Beta 8: More »

Microsoft already confirmed one new feature for the Release Candidate of Internet Explorer 9, but apparently the company is also cooking some changes to the graphical user interface.

A recent video that made its way in the wild seems to indicate modifications to Tabbed browsing in IE9 RC.

Early adopters familiar with the beta development milestone of IE9 undoubtedly already know that the browser ships with a very simple UI.

This move is designed to put all the focus on the websites rather than on the browser, according to the IE team, and far from me to disagree with them.

IE9’s UI is certainly more subtle, and contributes to pushing the browser to the background and leaving site take center-stage. More »