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How do I select the download directory?

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When I download a file Firefox hides in in some obscure directory. I want to option to put the file <here>. And No, I don't want it on my C drive buried in some hidden users directory. How does the user instruct Firefox to down load this file and put it <here>.

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You can set the download location here:

  • Tools > Options > General : Downloads

Firefox may first be loading the file to the system temp folder %TMP% or %TEMP%

If you are talking about the browsing cache then you can change the location to another folder.

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You can set your download preferences here:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Options > General

More info: Startup, home page, tabs, and download settings.

If you choose "Always ask me," Firefox will suggest the last directory you used for that webserver, which can be confusing. If you decide you always want the last directory used for ANY site, you can turn off the per-site behavior with a hidden setting described in this post.