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When I download any file without asking me where to save, it saves in the AppData folder.

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When I download a file without asking me where to save it, it saves it in the C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Temp folder. My default location is the Downloads folder. Plus, when I download a file for example "Application.jar", it saves as "" yet again in the AppData folder. Help?

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Deleting the mimeTypes.rdf will reset all download actions to the default settings.

Open a new tab or window. type about:support in the address box and press enter. Or Press the Alt or F10 key to bring up the tool bar. Then Help > Troubleshooting Information.

Under the page logo on the left side you will see Application Basics. Under this find Profile Folder. To it’s right press the button Show Folder. This will open your file browser to the current Firefox profile. Now Close Firefox.

Locate the file. Then rename or delete it. Restart Firefox.

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What security software (firewall, anti-virus) do you have?

Firefox immediately starts downloading in the background and saves the file to the temp folder and doesn't wait until you specify the name and the location (folder). If the file stays in the temp folder then it is possible that your security software is blocking the file and prevents Firefox from moving the file to the specified destination folder.