While trying to save a large file via the download manager to my E: drive (because my C: drive is short on space), I receive an out-of-space error from Windows after partial download with regards to my C: drive. It seems that the downloaded file is being written to c:/windows/temp first instead of directly to the requested spot on E: (which has plenty of space). Using 2002061108 on Win 95.
Probably a duplicate of Bug 55307 (which discusses basically the same problem: that downloading becomes impossible if there is no space available in the cache/temp directory because of a disk running out of space, a quota being reached, etc: "you might not have enough space on the file system containing the cache directory to download it there first and then move it to its final location"). See also Bug 69938.
Resolving as dup of bug 69938. See also bug 55690. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69938 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
AFAIK files start to download even before you select a destination and moved to the selected destination after download is complete. Advantage: Downloading seems faster (you don't lose time, when selecting a dest.) Problem: Files are stored in a temp-dir which leads to a bunch of probblems ( /tmp might be too small/slow, moving the file later might take a long time on NFS etc)
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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