Some file can be downloaded but the destination directory must be current directory.




Downloads API
13 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Tetsuji Oguchi, Assigned: Ben Goodger (use ben at mozilla dot org for email))


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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2

There are two problems.
(1) I can download P84102K1.EXE but cannot specify the destination directory.
(2) I cannot download P84102K2.EXE & P84102K3.EXE.

IE6 can download all of them with no problem. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Go to
2.Click P84102K1.EXE for test of (1) above.
3.Click P84102K2.EXE or P84102K3.EXE for test of (2) above.

Actual Results:  
(1) P84102K1.EXE can be downloaded on currently specified directory automatically.
(2) Downloading of P84102K2.EXE & P84102K3.EXE is ignored.

Expected Results:  
Inquiry window of destination directory specification must be displayed before
downloading on this site as well.

This problem may be web site dependent but IE6 works.

If this sort of problems sustains, customer never leave from IE6.

Comment 1

13 years ago
For the first one, Firefox is smart enough that it knows that it shouldn't open
.EXE files, and if you already provided a destination directory, it may just
decide not to ask for input and immediately start downloading.

I just tried it myself after closing GetRight... When Firefox tries to catch the
download, both the dialog box and the popup are terminated after a few seconds.
  (I can get to all three files.) If you can hit the button fast enough, it will
start to download, which brings me to my next point.  I'm attaching a (crude)
screenshot of my download window of that first file. (attachment called dl_box,
I think)  See how it says "All files downloaded to: Desktop" at the bottom? 
It's already been set to save to the desktop.  Open the Downloads window and see
if this is the case with you.

Anyway, ATM I don't know if this is Tech Evangelist or an actual coding
problem... Since it doesn't look like I can mark it confirmed, I'll just say it.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Created attachment 179762 [details]
Picture to support addt.'l comment 0

Comment 3

13 years ago
Thank you for your investigation.  However, my case seems different.
I thoroughly searched the 3 files on PC before posting my bug report and found 
that the 2 files are missing as described on case (2).
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Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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