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prevent downloading the same file twice

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Sometimes, firefox will download the same file twice (or more) when I still have it.

I do NOT want to turn off automatic downloading.

I am asking, how to make firefox check if the file already exists before downloading.

I understand that sometimes you willl download multiple files from a website, but, even though they are all called "image.jpg" they are all in fact different pictures.

So, I think the solution to this is, when downloading a file, firefox should check if the file already exists.

If it does exist, start the download for file(1) as usual, but ask the user

"A file with this name already exists, are you sure you want to download it again ?"

And the choices should be

Yes (download continues) yes, and do not ask again for this filename (download continues) No (download is interrupted and partial file is deleted)

Sometimes, firefox will download the same file twice (or more) when I still have it. I do NOT want to turn off automatic downloading. I am asking, how to make firefox check if the file already exists before downloading. I understand that sometimes you willl download multiple files from a website, but, even though they are all called "image.jpg" they are all in fact different pictures. So, I think the solution to this is, when downloading a file, firefox should check if the file already exists. If it does exist, start the download for file(1) as usual, but ask the user "A file with this name already exists, are you sure you want to download it again ?" And the choices should be Yes (download continues) yes, and do not ask again for this filename (download continues) No (download is interrupted and partial file is deleted)

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Firefox like other software will always ask if you wan to over-write the current file if the names are the same or ask to use (*) to duplicate the same name. It's up to the site how it presents the name of the file to the browser to download. Firefox doesn't give the name it's the site or user whom uploaded the image that gives it the name. And since there is no URL no one can verify what is the issue here or what is happening.