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Firefox 16.0.2 does not actually download files to my computer (Mac running OSX 10.8.2) - not to downloads or any other specificied location.

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When I try to download a file, everything at first appears to function properly. I get the option to specfic the download location, for example. It does not matter if I accept the default location (downloads), or if I specify a custom location (for example, my Desktop). Once I initiate the download there is a brief animated sequence showing a file icon going somewhere. Once that's done, however, I find there has been no download accomplished. The file is not in the specfied location, and a searching the computer does not show that it went anywhere else either. I have no difficulties downloading files with Safari. I would prefer to use Firefox.

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Hello Meade.Pimsler, the 10.8 mac official supported from the next version of firefox(17.0), see : Firefox 17 System Requirements not the current 16.x, see: Firefox 16 System Requirements, try to delete the download actions to see if the issue solved: delete mimeTypes.rdf file in the Profile folder and check it again.


thank you

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Do you have any anti-virus software running that may be removing the files?

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same issue with same system specs. Google Chrome and Safari download the files just fine. Firefox used to dowmload files fine.

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Firefox will only download and save the files. It the latter doesn't happen then this is likely caused by security software or a permission problem.

Did you do a search for those files to check that the files do not end up in a temp folder?