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Firefox will NOT remember last used folder, at wits end

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Firefox 47.0.1 Flash 23.0.0.162

Issue: When using a FLASH uploader button on a website, Firefox always opens the 'Program Files\Mozilla Firefox' folder and forces me to navigate manually to the location I want every time. A serious issue when I'm using this method a 100+ times per day. If I use a non-flash upload button (aka every other website on Earth) it's fine and remembers the last-used folder/location.

I've tried:

- Clearing all caches - Safe mode - All add-ons disabled - Updating to newest Firefox - Reinstalling Flash

Is there a way to FORCE Firefox's default location to a different folder as a last resort? I could live with that solution if possible. Maybe in the prefs.js file or something like that?

Firefox 47.0.1 Flash 23.0.0.162 Issue: When using a FLASH uploader button on a website, Firefox always opens the 'Program Files\Mozilla Firefox' folder and forces me to navigate manually to the location I want every time. A serious issue when I'm using this method a 100+ times per day. If I use a non-flash upload button (aka every other website on Earth) it's fine and remembers the last-used folder/location. I've tried: - Clearing all caches - Safe mode - All add-ons disabled - Updating to newest Firefox - Reinstalling Flash Is there a way to FORCE Firefox's default location to a different folder as a last resort? I could live with that solution if possible. Maybe in the prefs.js file or something like that?

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Shockwave Flash 23.0 r0

Application

  • Firefox 47.0.1
  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64; rv:47.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/47.0
  • Support URL: https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/47.0.1/WINNT/en-US/

Extensions

  • Adblock Plus 2.7.3 ({d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d})
  • Firefox Hello 1.3.2 (loop@mozilla.org)
  • Flash Video Downloader - YouTube HD Download [4K] 13.2.3 (artur.dubovoy@gmail.com)
  • Multi-process staged rollout 1.0 (e10srollout@mozilla.org)
  • Password Exporter 1.3.2 ({B17C1C5A-04B1-11DB-9804-B622A1EF5492})
  • Pocket 1.0.2 (firefox@getpocket.com)
  • Squared Australis Tabs 1.7 (squaredaustralistabs@haven667)

Javascript

  • incrementalGCEnabled: True

Graphics

  • adapterDescription: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
  • adapterDescription2:
  • adapterDeviceID: 0x1402
  • adapterDeviceID2:
  • adapterDrivers: nvd3dumx,nvwgf2umx,nvwgf2umx nvd3dum,nvwgf2um,nvwgf2um
  • adapterDrivers2:
  • adapterRAM: 2048
  • adapterRAM2:
  • adapterSubsysID: 29573842
  • adapterSubsysID2:
  • adapterVendorID: 0x10de
  • adapterVendorID2:
  • clearTypeParameters: Gamma: 2200 Pixel Structure: R ClearType Level: 100 Enhanced Contrast: 200
  • direct2DEnabled: True
  • directWriteEnabled: True
  • directWriteVersion: 6.2.9200.17568
  • driverDate: 7-10-2016
  • driverDate2:
  • driverVersion: 10.18.13.6881
  • driverVersion2:
  • info: {u'AzureCanvasAccelerated': 0, u'AzureCanvasBackend': u'direct2d 1.1', u'AzureFallbackCanvasBackend': u'cairo', u'AzureContentBackend': u'direct2d 1.1'}
  • isGPU2Active: False
  • numAcceleratedWindows: 2
  • numTotalWindows: 2
  • supportsHardwareH264: Yes
  • webglRenderer: Google Inc. -- ANGLE (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 Direct3D11 vs_5_0 ps_5_0)
  • windowLayerManagerRemote: True
  • windowLayerManagerType: Direct3D 11

Modified Preferences

Misc

  • User JS: No
  • Accessibility: No
FredMcD
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Are you talking about the Download Folder?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save

Note: Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.

Are you talking about the Download Folder? '''https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-to-fix-preferences-wont-save''' '''Note:''' Some software, like Advanced SystemCare with Surfing Protection, can protect files in the Firefox profile folder against changes. If you have such software then check the settings or uninstall this software.

Question owner

No, this would be an upload folder

No, this would be an upload folder
FredMcD
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Did you check the above link?


Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Is the problem still there?

Did you check the above link? ------------ Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac=Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?

Question owner

FredMcD said

Did you check the above link?

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web Link} by holding down the <Shift>
(Mac=Options)
key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh).

Is the problem still there?

Yup, tried this as well as a clean install and still have the same issue.

''FredMcD [[#answer-918744|said]]'' <blockquote> Did you check the above link? ------------ Start '''[https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-issues-using-safe-mode Firefox in Safe Mode]''' {web Link} by holding down the '''<Shift><br> ''(Mac=Options)'' ''' key, and then starting Firefox. A small dialog should appear. Click '''Start In Safe Mode''' (not Refresh). Is the problem still there? </blockquote> Yup, tried this as well as a clean install and still have the same issue.
FredMcD
  • Top 10 Contributor
4250 solutions 59441 answers

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