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Why did downloads.sqlite disappear from my profile when I upgraded to FF26?

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When I upgraded to Firefox 26, downloads.sqlite disappeared from my profile. Everything else is still there, and downloads still work as before. I have checked, and found that the file has not been hidden in Windows Explorer.

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The downloads.sqlite is no longer used in current Firefox releases.

Download history is stored as part of the normal browsing history (visited sites/links) in places.sqlite and a special annotation property identifies such an history item as a download item, so you can't separate them easily.

  • Downloads are treated as history items: clearing history removes included download items and vice verse.
  • When downloads are in progress you see an animated download button on the Navigation Toolbar showing an estimate of the remaining time
  • The Download button gets a green highlight once all download are finished to make you aware that new downloads are available.
  • Pause and Resume can be found in the right-click context menu of an item.

You can display the new Downloads Manager in a tab by opening the about:downloads page and You can consider to open this page in a separate window.

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Are downloads now included in syncing, like bookmarks are?