Temporary (open but not saved) downloaded files from normal session are deleted on private window close

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

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Firefox
Private Browsing
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
4 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: dosvald, Unassigned)

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31 Branch
x86_64
Linux
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Description

4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20140616143923

Steps to reproduce:

1. Download a file, select Open and not Save
2. Open a private browsing window
3. Close the private browsing window



Actual results:

The file you had opened was deleted from disk.


Expected results:

The file should have remained and should have only been deleted when closing firefox. Closing private windows should only affect files downloaded/open from the private session. Some applications may have unexpected behavior if the file it is viewing is deleted from disk.

Comment 1

4 years ago
Possibly related:
* bug 460609
* bug 722859
* bug 863063
QA Whiteboard: [bugday-20140623]
Component: Untriaged → Private Browsing

Comment 2

2 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0
BuildID: 20160203030249

I failed to reproduce this issue with Nightly. Can you test again with a recent build please.

Thanks,
Jan
Flags: needinfo?(denis.osvald+bugzilla)
(Reporter)

Comment 3

2 years ago
Lastest beta, Version string 45.0b2
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0
navigator.buildID 20160201143558

Just tried this again. Behavior has changed, but still a bit surprising:

New STR

1. Download a file, select Open and not Save
2. Open a private browsing window
3. Close the private browsing window
4. Try opening file or navigating to containing folder, both from Panel downloads button UI, and from Show All Downloads/Library view

Actual results:

The file opened in step 1 is present on disk, but visible and not openable from Downloads UI (neither panel or All downloads window). Additionally:
- open containing folder option is greyed out context menu in both panel and window
- double click does nothing in both panel and window
- no directory/folder button in Panel UI, visible button in Library/All Downloads window is present but doesn't work, does nothing

Expected results unknown
Flags: needinfo?(denis.osvald+bugzilla)

Comment 4

2 years ago
Sorry, I failed to reproduce this behaviour in 45.0b2. Can you test again with a clean new profile if you haven't done this already?
More information see: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles

Also check if this bug persists in Nightly (https://nightly.mozilla.org/) with a clean profile.

Thanks for your effort,
Jan
(Reporter)

Comment 5

2 years ago
Not able to confirm on clean profile as well. Only happened on one profile but persistently.
This can be closed then

Updated

2 years ago
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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