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How can I stop the Downloads folder from constantly reappearing?

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Every time I open or restart Firefox 9, the Downloads folder in My Documents keeps recreating itself. I have downloads set to always ask me where to go, and I have absolutely no need of a special Downloads folder. How can I get FF to stop creating this folder? Annoying to have to delete it every time - and I like FF to do what I tell it to.

Every time I open or restart Firefox 9, the Downloads folder in My Documents keeps recreating itself. I have downloads set to always ask me where to go, and I have absolutely no need of a special Downloads folder. How can I get FF to stop creating this folder? Annoying to have to delete it every time - and I like FF to do what I tell it to.

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  • Bug 474718 – Empty "Downloads" folder should not be created when opening main page of options dialog with a custom download directory set
  • Bug 649940 – Opening the preferences dialog with the default settings active always creates the "Downloads" folder

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See:

  • Bug 474718 – Empty "Downloads" folder should not be created when opening main page of options dialog with a custom download directory set
  • Bug 649940 – Opening the preferences dialog with the default settings active always creates the "Downloads" folder

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One of the suggested workarounds in the bug report worked. I changed the 'Save files to' folder, then changed back to selecting my own download location - all fixed. Thanks!