Cannot download selecting "save to disk", can download right-clicking and select "save as"




Downloads API
10 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Marc Freiman, Unassigned)


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10 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071128 Fedora/ Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20071128 Fedora/ Firefox/

When the prompt to either "open with" or "save to disk" comes up, I select "save to disk" and it just comes up as completed or does not even show in download manager, I can open when I select "open with". When I right-click the link and select "save as", it saves, but the default location to save file is not last place I selected to download with "save to disk", but with the last location I chose when I right-clicked and selected "save as". I found a proposed solution to delete the download.rdf file, but I could not find it under /usr/include/firefox- I also did a search checking the entire file system, and it could not find the file. I appreciate any help you can provide, and I enjoy an otherwise wonderful and very customizable product. Thank you.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce: a downloadable file save to disk
3.check if your download is there or valid
Actual Results:  
Sometimes file is not there, sometimes it is not a valid file

Expected Results:  
a completed file

Fairly new machine, Pentium IV, around 3 ghz, 512 mb memory, etc,
It's "downloads.rdf" ("downloads" plural).  Does this help?

Also, it's going to be in ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default/ (where "xxxxxxxx" is going to be your profile's unique name); this is a hidden directory that you'll have to manually "cd" to.

Comment 2

10 years ago
I tried those suggestions and I discovered that my downloads complete if I have my preferences set at downloading to a specific place at all times. But when I set it to prompt me where to save my downloads, my downloads do not finish. I hope this clears some things up.
Resolving old UNCONFIRMED Download Manager bugs as INCOMPLETE.  If you still see this issue, please reopen.

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Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE


10 years ago
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
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