User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040113 When downloading cd images (debian/suse) or big addons (400-600MB) for games, e.g. Desert Combat for BF1942, these downloads stop because with a "not enough space" error, although the target directory (D:\DOWNLOAD) has 20.0 GB free. Reason for this behaviour is that Mozilla wastes harddisk space while downloading a file, as the file is downloaded to the system's temporary directory *AND* to the target directory. My system partition has "only" 400MB free, so those huge files won't fit into C:\WINDOWS\TEMP. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Find a file that's bigger than the free space of the drive where your Windows TEMP dir is located - OR - create a big huge file to fill up your Windows TEMP dir so your download test file won't fit in anymore. Use "fsutil file createnew DUMMY.XYZ <size in bytes>" (W2K/WXP only) to create a huge dummy file. 2. Start downloading your test file. Expected Results: Files should be downloaded directly to the target directory, maybe with the addition ".incomplete" which could be renamed after a successful download. If "double downloading" is necessary then the temporary download directory should be configurable similar to "browser.cache.disk.parent_directory". Mozilla could do a size-check on the target (and temp) directory before downloading, so the download won't stop suddenly after an hour although it was foreseeable.
Please search for duplicates before filing new bug reports. Thanks! *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 69938 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Component: Download Manager → File Handling
OS: Windows XP → All
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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