For example: A file stored on my server is named 'PDF-01234-1.pdf'. I have a link on my webpage that allows a user to access this file. The first time they click on the link to get the file in a Firefox browser, the correct file with the correct filename is saved to the client's desktop. If they repeat this process, a file named 'PDF-01234-2.pdf' appears on the client's desktop. The file is the same in every way as the first download, except the name is different. (This only happens if the file 'PDF-01234-1.pdf' exists on the desktop when it is accessed for the second time, and if I hover over the link in my browser, it always displays 'PDF-01234-1.pdf' as the file being accessed). In other browsers (Safari), the file is either automatically incremented like: 'PDF-01234-1-1.pdf' (first time downloaded) 'PDF-01234-1-2.pdf' (second time downloaded to the same destination, with the first file existing already in that destination). Or, as is the case in Mozilla 1.3.1, a 'save-as' box automatically prompts the client to rename the file like: 'PDF-01234-1-1.pdf', or if the new '-1' extension is removed by the user, it alerts the user that the first file will be overwritten the second time the download is attempted with that filename. (In IE, the PDF is visible in the browser). It seems as though the behavior in Firefox could be seen as a feature, eliminating the step for the user of incrementing filenames, however, this is a big problem for us, as 'PDF-01234-1.pdf' is a completely different PDF than 'PDF-01234-2.pdf'. If the browser automatically named the files like: 'PDF-01234-1-1.pdf' 'PDF-01234-1-2.pdf' then we would be happy. These filenames are different enough from our convention to alert the user that they have 2 copies of the same file on their desktop, rather than 2 different files. Thank you in advance for your time, S. Taylor
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 231048 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Summary: downloadable files with names like '-[number]'.[file_extension]' are automatically incremented incorrectly by the download manager. → downloadable files with names like '-[number]'.[file_extension]' are automatically incremented incorrectly by the download manager.
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