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Yesterday all files and folders on my (win10) desktop suddenly got two blue arrows on them. I googled the problem and it turned out that the desktop folder had gotten the setting for compressing all its content turned on. I changed it back to no compression and the arrows disappeared. Today it happened again, and I changed it back again. However, I noticed that all newly downloaded files are still getting compressed. I made a new folder for the downloads (previously the went straight to the desktop), and the files I copied in to it are fine but all new downloads from FF still get compressed. When I download from Chrome it's fine.

Is this a Firefox problem? I looked through the settings but can't find anything relating to compression.

Yesterday all files and folders on my (win10) desktop suddenly got two blue arrows on them. I googled the problem and it turned out that the desktop folder had gotten the setting for compressing all its content turned on. I changed it back to no compression and the arrows disappeared. Today it happened again, and I changed it back again. However, I noticed that all newly downloaded files are still getting compressed. I made a new folder for the downloads (previously the went straight to the desktop), and the files I copied in to it are fine but all new downloads from FF still get compressed. When I download from Chrome it's fine. Is this a Firefox problem? I looked through the settings but can't find anything relating to compression.

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:63.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/63.0

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cor-el
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I would assume that this is a Windows setting and that somehow a parent folder got this compressed attribute.

Did you try to go up in the file path and check all the directories?

I would assume that this is a Windows setting and that somehow a parent folder got this compressed attribute. Did you try to go up in the file path and check all the directories?
FredMcD
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Firefox should download a file as it is sent from the source as is. The file might have already been compressed. Or the computer did the compress as the file was saved.

Is this with many websites, some, a few?

Firefox should download a file as it is sent from the source as is. The file might have already been compressed. Or the computer did the compress as the file was saved. Is this with many websites, some, a few?

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I have tried to download from different sites, but it's the same problem.

The parent folder some how got checked as compressed at the start, I have since unchecked it. And double checked that it is still unchecked. If it is a windows problem shouldn't the same thing happen to files I download with Chrome? They save files to the same folder...

I have tried to download from different sites, but it's the same problem. The parent folder some how got checked as compressed at the start, I have since unchecked it. And double checked that it is still unchecked. If it is a windows problem shouldn't the same thing happen to files I download with Chrome? They save files to the same folder...
cor-el
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Was Firefox closed when you removed this compressed attribute? Did you try to reboot the computer?

Was Firefox closed when you removed this compressed attribute? Did you try to reboot the computer?
FredMcD
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Is there a reason you don't want files compressed?

Is there a reason you don't want files compressed?