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Mozilla keeps saving downloads to appdata\local\temp folder instead of the default location

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Instead of downloading files to the default downloads folder mozilla just keeps putting them in the temp folder I tried switching the default location after I switched it to always ask me first but it didn't work Then I tried using administrator, disabling two extensions that I have which are privacy badger and adblock plus and that didn't work either Finally I ran safe mode and tried it there, that didn't work either. It's making me lose my mind

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hi LemonSquid, usually there are two option in the download dialog - save and open. save should download the files into the specified download directory, whereas open will put the files into the system's temp folder that you've referenced and open the file with the associated application for it to be discarded afterwards...

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hi LemonSquid, usually there are two option in the download dialog - save and open. save should download the files into the specified download directory, whereas open will put the files into the system's temp folder that you've referenced and open the file with the associated application for it to be discarded afterwards...

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Firefox immediately starts downloading the file in the background and saves the .part file to the temp folder and doesn't wait until you specify the name and the location (destination 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 and rename the file to the correct file name and extension.