"Forget About This Site" should exclude pending or finished Downloads

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Toolkit
Data Sanitization
UNCONFIRMED
8 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: David (Yavatar), Unassigned)

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Description

8 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:2.0b8pre) Gecko/20101010 Firefox/4.0b8pre
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:2.0b8pre) Gecko/20101010 Firefox/4.0b8pre

If you choose to forget about a website where you have downloaded a file from, the downloaded file will be deleted. Similarly,if you are in the process of downloading a file, the download will end and you are left with a zero-byte file.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download file
2. Forget about the site you are/have downloaded from.
3. Check for your downloaded file


Expected Results:  
Only the files in the cache should be deleted. Firefox shouldn't be deleting files in other places other than its own directories.

Firefox has actually done this since this feature was introduced.
Component: General → Bookmarks & History
OS: Windows Vista → All
QA Contact: general → bookmarks
Hardware: x86 → All
Summary: Forget About This Website deletes downloaded file → "Forget About This Site" should exclude (pending) Downloads
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Comment 1

8 years ago
Just to clarify, if you have something downloaded already and you forget the site that it downloaded from, that file WILL be deleted. Not sure if this persists if you close the browser and then do it.

I just checked and this doesn't seem to happen under Linux though. I'm marking it Windows Vista, but I'm fairly sure it happens under XP and 2000 too.
OS: All → Windows Vista
Hardware: All → x86
Summary: "Forget About This Site" should exclude (pending) Downloads → "Forget About This Site" should exclude pending or finished Downloads

Comment 2

8 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:2.0b8pre) Gecko/20101115 Firefox/4.0b8pre

Works for me in Windows 7. After downloading the file, when i click on forget about this site, the site is deleted and the downloaded file is not deleted.

Updated

8 years ago
Component: Bookmarks & History → Download Manager
Product: Firefox → Toolkit
QA Contact: bookmarks → download.manager

Updated

7 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 621172

Updated

6 years ago
Component: Download Manager → Forget About Site
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