The default location for File > Open is incorrect.




15 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: brant, Unassigned)


Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040626 Firefox/0.9.1

The Designed for Windows XP specification requires that the default for File >
Open be the user's My Documents folder.  Subsequent access to the dialog should
use the previously seen location.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Mozilla Firefox clean.
2. Start Firefox.
3. Click File > Open.
Actual Results:  
The Firefox installation directory is open.

Expected Results:  
The My Documents folder should be open.

To target the My Documents folder, pass CSIDL_PERSONAL to SHGetFolderPath.  To
ensure compatibility in Windows 9x and Windows NT 4.0, the specification says to
link to SHGetFolderPath in Shfolder.dll, not the one in Shell32.dll.

This is requirement 3.1.


15 years ago
Component: File Handling → OS Integration
QA Contact: bmo → firefox.os-integration
Assignee: bugs → nobody
Component: Shell Integration → File Handling
QA Contact: shell.integration → file.handling

Comment 1

7 years ago
Can you please update to a recent version, create a fresh profile (see for more information), and test this again? 

If you still see this problem, please add a comment to this report and tell us your version and your operating system (Windows, Mac OS, Linux). If the problem does not happen anymore, please set the status of this report to RESOLVED > WORKSFORME. Thanks for your help!

Comment 2

7 years ago
Unfortunately closing this bug report as no further information has been provided. Please feel free to reopen this bug if you can provide the information asked for. Thanks!
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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