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Unable to download files in firefox

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all of a sudden i am no longer able to download files in Firefox, regardless of webpage. tried all the steps on the troubleshooting page here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files didnt accomplish anything same situation. downloads work fine in edge, chrome, opera and ie. no warning messages or errors show up on attempt. checked the folder its supposed to use for downloads and no files are created.

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Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a download manager.


This download manager works separately from the browser. The browser tells it what to download, and off it goes.

http://www.freedownloadmanager.org It is a powerful modern download accelerator and organizer for Windows and Mac.

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Make sure you are not blocking content.

Start Firefox in Safe Mode {web link}

A small dialog should appear. Click Start In Safe Mode (not Refresh). Is the problem still there?


https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enhanced-tracking-protection-firefox-desktop


Many site issues can be caused by corrupt cookies or cache.

Warning ! ! This will log you out of sites you're logged in to. You may also lose any settings for that website.

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