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Why does Firefox 3.6.12 truncate attachment file names containing blank spaces (Windows)?

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Whenever someone sends me an attachment and I save it, Firefox truncates the file name if the file name contains blank spaces. I am running 3.6.12 under Windows 2000 SP4 right now. But this behavior has persisted for a long time, with earlier versions of Firefox and under Windows XP. Unfortunately, I cannot control the names of attachments people send me. As an example, if someone sends me a file named "file name.doc" (without quotes, of course), Firefox either displays it (via Micro$oft Word) or saves it as "file.doc". If I receive "filename.doc", that's how it gets saved.

Whenever someone sends me an attachment and I save it, Firefox truncates the file name if the file name contains blank spaces. I am running 3.6.12 under Windows 2000 SP4 right now. But this behavior has persisted for a long time, with earlier versions of Firefox and under Windows XP. Unfortunately, I cannot control the names of attachments people send me. As an example, if someone sends me a file named "file name.doc" (without quotes, of course), Firefox either displays it (via Micro$oft Word) or saves it as "file.doc". If I receive "filename.doc", that's how it gets saved.

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Installed Plug-ins

  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.0"
  • Default Plug-in
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r102
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5.9.615
  • Delivery Network Acceleration by BitTorrent™
  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.2.7
  • npdivxplayerplugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_22 for Mozilla browsers
  • Google Update
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object
  • Npdsplay dll

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.9.2.12) Gecko/20101026 Firefox/3.6.12

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See http://kb.mozillazine.org/Filenames_with_spaces_are_truncated_upon_download

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Okay. What I see is what I get, then.  ;>( It's a pain that I do not have with other browsers, e.g. IE (GAG!) or Opera.

Okay. What I see is what I get, then. ;>( It's a pain that I do not have with other browsers, e.g. IE (GAG!) or Opera.