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I found the following bug in 60.5.0esr: If you have configured to always surf in Private mode, when saving a site to disk it gets erased after closing firefox.

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I found the following bug in 60.5.0esr: If you have configured to always surf in Private mode, when saving a site to disk it gets erased after closing Firefox.

This happens with all the web-pages you are trying to safe to your local hard-drive. The newly created folder with associated files, however, does not get erased. Just the HTML-file of the page you intentionally wanted to safe to your local hard-drive get erased upon closing. This is very annoying and I first thought I had some data corruption issues with my hard drive, however on closer inspection I managed to reproduce the mentioned problem.

I found the following bug in 60.5.0esr: If you have configured to always surf in Private mode, when saving a site to disk it gets erased after closing Firefox. This happens with all the web-pages you are trying to safe to your local hard-drive. The newly created folder with associated files, however, does not get erased. Just the HTML-file of the page you intentionally wanted to safe to your local hard-drive get erased upon closing. This is very annoying and I first thought I had some data corruption issues with my hard drive, however on closer inspection I managed to reproduce the mentioned problem.
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Wesley Branton
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Great to see that you have discovered a bug. The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers.

All bug reports need to be filed on Bugzilla so that they can be reviewed and fixed by the Firefox developers.

Great to see that you have discovered a bug. The people who answer questions here, for the most part, are other Firefox users volunteering their time (like me), not Mozilla employees or Firefox developers. All bug reports need to be filed on [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi Bugzilla] so that they can be reviewed and fixed by the Firefox developers.
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Wesley Branton said

All bug reports need to be filed on Bugzilla so that they can be reviewed and fixed by the Firefox developers.

I would like to file this bug over there, however this requires another account registration. Furthermore when trying to apply for such an account I encountered the following error:

Account Creation Restricted User account creation has been restricted.

Not very helpful. I hope somebody else with a bugzilla account can forward this bug.

''Wesley Branton [[#answer-1193177|said]]'' <blockquote> All bug reports need to be filed on [https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi Bugzilla] so that they can be reviewed and fixed by the Firefox developers. </blockquote> I would like to file this bug over there, however this requires another account registration. Furthermore when trying to apply for such an account I encountered the following error: Account Creation Restricted User account creation has been restricted. Not very helpful. I hope somebody else with a bugzilla account can forward this bug.
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Wesley Branton
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I can certainly file this bug report for you. I will test on my system first to ensure that it's a global issue and I will also test on Windows 10 to ensure that it's not OS-specific.

Which Linux distro are you running?

I can certainly file this bug report for you. I will test on my system first to ensure that it's a global issue and I will also test on Windows 10 to ensure that it's not OS-specific. Which Linux distro are you running?
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Wesley Branton said

Which Linux distro are you running?

Debian 9, the stable version with latest updates

''Wesley Branton [[#answer-1193260|said]]'' <blockquote> Which Linux distro are you running? </blockquote> Debian 9, the stable version with latest updates
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cor-el
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I can't replicate this with Firefox 60.5.0 ESR.

To what folder are you saving the files? Is this to your own Home directory?

Normally only the history will not be saved, so you won't find this file in the download history or in about:downloads, but the file saved on the hard drive shouldn't be affected.

I can't replicate this with Firefox 60.5.0 ESR. To what folder are you saving the files? Is this to your own Home directory? Normally only the history will not be saved, so you won't find this file in the download history or in about:downloads, but the file saved on the hard drive shouldn't be affected.
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cor-el said

To what folder are you saving the files? Is this to your own Home directory?

To my Desktop folder, which is a subdirectory of my home folder.

''cor-el [[#answer-1193276|said]]'' <blockquote> To what folder are you saving the files? Is this to your own Home directory? </blockquote> To my Desktop folder, which is a subdirectory of my home folder.
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