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Firefox forgets the last used download directory that I set.

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I've noticed after updating that Firefox no longer remembers my last save download directory (D:). It seems to reset to the default location (Downloads). I've noticed that checking the "browser & download history" box under settings in the "Clear history when Firefox closes" section also deletes the "browser.download.lastDir" entry under about:config.

This is kind of a small issue, but it is extremely annoying having to constantly set this whenever I close and open a new browser. Is there a way to make sure that entry remains even after clearing my history?

I've noticed after updating that Firefox no longer remembers my last save download directory (D:). It seems to reset to the default location (Downloads). I've noticed that checking the "browser & download history" box under settings in the "Clear history when Firefox closes" section also deletes the "browser.download.lastDir" entry under about:config. This is kind of a small issue, but it is extremely annoying having to constantly set this whenever I close and open a new browser. Is there a way to make sure that entry remains even after clearing my history?

Ausgewählte Lösung

hello bob_backlund, there's a general regression in firefox 27 that won't allow files to download directly into a root drive. please try to create a subfolder (like D:\Downloads) and set this as default location for downloads...

also see bug #958899.

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FredMcD
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Firefox Options > General. Look for the Download option. Set it to wherever you want the download to go, or to ask you all the time.

Also, you can Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for download sorters. They can sort by web site, file extension, and many other criteria.

'''''Firefox Options > General'''''. Look for the Download option. Set it to wherever you want the download to go, or to ask you all the time.<BR><BR> Also, you can Go to the '''''[https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page]''''' (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for download sorters. They can sort by web site, file extension, and many other criteria.
cor-el
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I'm not seeing that the browser.download.lastDir pref is reset if I only clear the browser and download history

If you do not keep changes after a restart or otherwise have problems with preferences, see:


Note that clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, passwords, and other website specific settings.


See also:

I'm not seeing that the browser.download.lastDir pref is reset if I only clear the browser and download history If you do not keep changes after a restart or otherwise have problems with preferences, see: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Preferences_not_saved ---- Note that clearing "Site Preferences" clears all exceptions for cookies, images, pop-up windows, software installation, passwords, and other website specific settings. *Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history": [X] "Clear history when Firefox closes" > Settings > Site Preferences *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Clear+Recent+History ---- See also: *https://developer.mozilla.org/Mozilla/Preferences/Preference_reference/browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite

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The value resets upon clearing my browser and download history.

I'll set it to save to "D:" and everything is fine until I either close the browser or clear my history.

The value resets upon clearing my browser and download history. I'll set it to save to "D:" and everything is fine until I either close the browser or clear my history.
cor-el
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Did you check for issues with the prefs.js file that stores the preferences?

Did you check for issues with the prefs.js file that stores the preferences?

Fragesteller

I checked, and it's not saving there, either.

I tried searching around a little, and found this thread:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/716616

I checked, and it's not saving there, either. I tried searching around a little, and found this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/716616
philipp
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Ausgewählte Lösung

hello bob_backlund, there's a general regression in firefox 27 that won't allow files to download directly into a root drive. please try to create a subfolder (like D:\Downloads) and set this as default location for downloads...

also see bug #958899.

hello bob_backlund, there's a general regression in firefox 27 that won't allow files to download directly into a root drive. please try to create a subfolder (like ''D:\Downloads'') and set this as default location for downloads... also see [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=958899 bug #958899].

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Thanks a lot, that solved the issue.

Thanks a lot, that solved the issue.