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Firefox is persistently putting downloads in the wrong location (1-16-21)

I am currently on Firefox 84.0 on Windows 10. Every time I download any type of file, Firefox puts the file inside of (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local &… (read more)

I am currently on Firefox 84.0 on Windows 10.

Every time I download any type of file, Firefox puts the file inside of (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp. This is extremely frustrating because I have to manually move the files to my 'Downloads' folder every time I download a new file. I have changed my settings numerous times. In Options > General > Files and applications. I have selected the "Save files to" and I have changed it to many different locations and my files still end up in (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local >Temp. I have even resorted to selecting the setting "Always ask you where to save files." After closing and reopening the browser, I try to download something and Firefox never prompts me to select a download location (Contrary to my settings). Firefox just automatically downloads the file and puts it in (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp.

After looking for solutions online I have went into "about:config" and I found out that "browser.download.dir" was already set to "C:\Users\tmmor\Downloads" (My intended location) and "browser.download.lastDir" was already set to the same location. I have also set "browser.download.useDownloadsDir" from false to true. Firefox still puts my downloads into (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp.

I am also the administrator on my device. I am not aware of any windows settings that are blocking Firefox from putting my downloads into my "Downloads" folder. Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome put my downloads into my "Downloads" folder every single time I download something, why cant Firefox do the same?

I also do not believe that any of my extensions or plug-in's are causing this issue, I have very few extensions and plug-in's.

Firefox is persistent at saving my downloads to (C:) > Users > tmmor > AppData > Local > Temp. I have never gotten Firefox to save my downloads to my intended location (The downloads folder). Can anyone please instruct me how to resolve this issue. This is my last resort to solving this problem, nothing has worked for me. Thank you for your time, this experience has been stressful for me.

Asked by Timothy Morgan 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox Lockwise doesn't show "Import from file" or "Import from another browser" options

Hi! I'm trying to import my passwords from Chrome and I can't because there isn't the option, like it is described in this tutorial. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/… (read more)

Hi! I'm trying to import my passwords from Chrome and I can't because there isn't the option, like it is described in this tutorial. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-login-data-file

What can I do?

Asked by jjpv151088 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Migrating my Thunderbird Profile to new PC

I have followed the Migration instructions over 8 times now and have clearly seem my Roaming Thunderbird folder of nearly 6 Gb moving from PC to Caddy Drive, and then ont… (read more)

I have followed the Migration instructions over 8 times now and have clearly seem my Roaming Thunderbird folder of nearly 6 Gb moving from PC to Caddy Drive, and then onto the new PC in the Roaming Thunderbird folder. Each time i clicked "replace previous data", and no Thunderbird account has been set up on the new PC. But that's as far as i can get, I cannot get it to open the profile so I can see my 3 years worth of mail. The instructions stop at replace previous data (or whatever the wording is). I'm tearing my ancient hair out as my old PC keeps crashing and I begin 2 training courses tonight to get my web sites and video sales moving. I used to be ok with tech when it was Windows 3.1 but I'm 75 now and am obviously a bit out of touch! H-E-L-P  !! John Reed, York, UK (John O'York on Facebook)

Asked by John Reed 1 year ago

Answered by John Reed 1 year ago

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Thunderbird 32 and 64 bit program

I have discovered that my thunderbird is 32 bit version 68.11 whereas I have a 64 bit computer. Instructions for installing the 64 bit program state uninstall 32 bit firs… (read more)

I have discovered that my thunderbird is 32 bit version 68.11 whereas I have a 64 bit computer. Instructions for installing the 64 bit program state uninstall 32 bit first. I do not wish to lose everything in the process - how do I keep my displayed emails and accounts. Would I notice any improvement if I did migrate to the 64 bit version?

Asked by mike21 1 year ago

Answered by Edoardo Maria Elidoro 1 year ago

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how to transfer firefox from an old harddrive to a new harddrive on the same computer

I recently installed an SSD with a new install of Windows and Firefox. I still have the old hard drive with Windows and Firefox installed on it in the same computer. I am… (read more)

I recently installed an SSD with a new install of Windows and Firefox. I still have the old hard drive with Windows and Firefox installed on it in the same computer. I am trying to transfer the data (like passwords, bookmarks and other stuff like that) from the old versions to the new versions, but am having troubles finding how.

How do I get the new Firefox to look at the old hard drive to find the data?

Asked by dede21 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Install Fireforx on Android without GooglePlay

Hi there, How can I install Firefox on my Android device without GooglePlay? Basically what I need is a safe place to download the apk Regards, Abel … (read more)

Hi there,

How can I install Firefox on my Android device without GooglePlay?

Basically what I need is a safe place to download the apk

Regards, Abel

Asked by aneiros 1 year ago

Answered by apfelkomplott2014 1 year ago

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How to Export Logins and Passwords on Firefox running 78.10.1esr (64-bit) on Mac

Hello community, would anyone kindly help me with this issue I'm facing? How do I export Logins and Passwords on Firefox running 78.10.1esr (64-bit) on a Mac. The export … (read more)

Hello community, would anyone kindly help me with this issue I'm facing? How do I export Logins and Passwords on Firefox running 78.10.1esr (64-bit) on a Mac. The export funtion is not available here and I know the this option is only available on 79 and after, but I'm using a mid 2012 Mac Pro running 78.10.1esr. Is there any way I could still export the logins?

Thank you kindly.

Asked by emiel1234 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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How do I uninstall multiple older versions of Firefox?

I've tried multiple ways to uninstall old Firefox versions. There are five showing 59.0.2, 59.0.3, 60.0.1, 61.0, 62.0.2, and the current active version 76.0.1 all are 64-… (read more)

I've tried multiple ways to uninstall old Firefox versions. There are five showing 59.0.2, 59.0.3, 60.0.1, 61.0, 62.0.2, and the current active version 76.0.1 all are 64-bit. Simply clicking or right-clicking on the application name and choosing to uninstall doesn't work.

Actually logged on as Administrator (not Run As...). From Settings, Apps, Apps & Features, click Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2 (x64 en-US), click uninstall, error called "kernel32::GetLongPathNameW9w R8, w .R7, i 1024)i .R6\uninstall\helper.exe" and below that a message "This file does not have an app associated with it for performing this action. Please install an app or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Apps Settings page."

Again, actually logged on as Administrator (not Run As...). I go to Control Panel, right-click an old version, message"You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Mozilla Firefox 59.0.2 (x64 en-US). Please contact your system administrator"

As Admin Powershell command: Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Product | Select-Object -Property Name . But it would not show any Mozilla applications installed.

Asked by dghughes 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Disable download panel automatically opening?

My job requires me to download and open files in new tabs consistently. However, when I download these files, I don't want the download panel to obscure my vision. Can I … (read more)

My job requires me to download and open files in new tabs consistently. However, when I download these files, I don't want the download panel to obscure my vision. Can I disable it?

Asked by thetitansilva 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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How do I move Firefox to a new PC

Hi, I want to move Firefox to a new PC. I know there are many guides on how to do that, but what I'm most concerned about are my open windows and Tabs. How do I preserve … (read more)

Hi, I want to move Firefox to a new PC. I know there are many guides on how to do that, but what I'm most concerned about are my open windows and Tabs. How do I preserve those on the move?

Thank you.

Asked by mschwage 1 year ago

Answered by Mamoon 1 year ago

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Dark Theme

Yesterday my firefox updated to version 96.0. It changed to screen to dark theme. I prefer the light theme and need help to change it back. Thanks Email me at [email]@… (read more)

Yesterday my firefox updated to version 96.0. It changed to screen to dark theme. I prefer the light theme and need help to change it back. Thanks

Email me at [email]@Hotmail.com.

Asked by mmathe8 4 months ago

Answered by artur6912 4 months ago

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uTorrent does not start from Firefox

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon: When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second on… (read more)

Does anyone have experience with this phenomenon:

When you click on a torrent link on a page opened in Firefox 83 (and above), the first window pops up, but the second one (in which uTorrent would come) is no longer. Nothing happens. Specifically, the entry is C: \ ProgramData \ Microsoft \ Windows \ WER \ ReportArchive \ AppCrash_uTorrent.exe....

If I revert to Firefox 82 or 78.6esr, the error will not occur.

If I choose not to download uTorrent but to download the torrent file, it works fine with all versions of Firefox.

Asked by gombszem 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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tbsync won't connect to gmail account

I have been using TB for many years, but with the latest update to version 78 I cannot connect my Google contact list as the addon I used is not longer compatible. The s… (read more)

I have been using TB for many years, but with the latest update to version 78 I cannot connect my Google contact list as the addon I used is not longer compatible. The suggestions I have read about is to use TBSync, which I have installed, but I can't get it to connect to my Google account. Each time I try autodiscover I get a message saying it has failed. I tried to manually enter the server name, but that wouldn't work either.

I can't find any support instructions in the Add In web site or on the Mozilla support site. Can anyone help?

Can I revert to an earlier version of Thunderbird?

Asked by ptbadams 1 year ago

Answered by sfhowes 1 year ago

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Downgrade Thunderbird profile from 78 to 68

Hello guys, I'm a thunderbird fanatic and use it even at work managing 10+ accounts. Up to Thunderbird 68, all was super fine: The massive profile with 60+ folder was wel… (read more)

Hello guys, I'm a thunderbird fanatic and use it even at work managing 10+ accounts. Up to Thunderbird 68, all was super fine:

The massive profile with 60+ folder was well organized with a handful of incredible add-ons to: - color folders - customize color account background - manage folder sorting The workflow was smooth and very productive: the folder colored to my like, the new email received were visible at a glance in the related folder by simply browsing and detecting the different accent in the folder name, and so on.

I always loved updates and kept the auto update on... until yesterday when my 68 has been migrated automatically to 78 !

No one of the necessary add-ons works anymore! No one of those fantastic the developer is anymore interested in upgrading them (changes are too frequent, and need to invest too much time to upgrade them) The interface is to uniform, I cannot customize colors in the same efficient way.... If I want the same 60+ nested folder sorting, I need to rename all of them... When a folder receives a new email the accent color (sort of bold blue) is nearly same as that of a folder with unread email (bold black)... Oh my god, what a mess !

Since no add-ons are available to re arrange the profile like it was with Thunderbird 68, my only option is to roll-back to 68... and stay there until the necessary add-on will get back to 78 (if any).

Do you know how I can convert back my profile just upgraded to 78 back to 68 ???

Please Please Please, help me ! Pietro

Asked by Pietro Vignali 1 year ago

Answered by Stans 1 year ago

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How to disable automatic updates (in firefox 88) ?

Hi, I am an old-timer and one update per one or two years is enough. Are automatic updates at last disabled in firefox 88 ? I tried about:config but it is too much compli… (read more)

Hi,

I am an old-timer and one update per one or two years is enough. Are automatic updates at last disabled in firefox 88 ? I tried about:config but it is too much complicated, I am nearly retired.

Perhaps could you deliver forefix, the nice-to-have version of firefox that don't bother with updates.

Asked by tajz@eu 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Installing Thunderbird on Mac Air M1

As in title, I'm trying to install on a new laptop. Have downloaded version 78.6.0 When I drop the .dmg into the app manager I get a message "The app is currently not av… (read more)

As in title, I'm trying to install on a new laptop. Have downloaded version 78.6.0

When I drop the .dmg into the app manager I get a message "The app is currently not available in your country or region". I'm in the UK.

Is this really a regional restriction, or an error because the version is not compatible with the Mac M1 OS?

Please help!

Asked by active19 1 year ago

Answered by atErik 1 year ago

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when i open pdf firefox ALWAYS asks what to do

Firefox just updated, without my permission, which is another problem. But now when i try to open pdf files, firefox always ask what to do. In Options > General > A… (read more)

Firefox just updated, without my permission, which is another problem. But now when i try to open pdf files, firefox always ask what to do. In Options > General > Appliacations i set pdf files to open with firefox, but firefox still asks what to do. In the window where it asks what to do, there is a tick box saying "Do this automatically from now on", even if i choose that option it still ends up asking what to do the next time i open a pdf file.

Asked by 2000tjls 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox icon disappears when I shut down computer

I've installed Firefox on my MacBook Air laptop, but every time I turn off my computer, the icon to access Firefox disappears from my shortcuts bar and I have to go back … (read more)

I've installed Firefox on my MacBook Air laptop, but every time I turn off my computer, the icon to access Firefox disappears from my shortcuts bar and I have to go back to my downloads folder, double click on the "Firefox 75.0.dmg" file and re-install Firefox. Meanwhile, all my bookmarks on Firefox are lost and have to start everything anew like a new customer each day. My membership email is the only thing that is retained therefore day-to-day. I've checked the settings and have even made Firefox my default browser but that hasn't helped. I should add that I also have Express VPN. When I add Firefox to the ExpressVPN's shortcuts, again it stays there only until I turn off the computer. Meanwhile, Google Chrome and my email icons remain on the VPN startup window and don't go away as does Firefox. Jacob

Asked by HAAvedissian 2 years ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 2 years ago

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I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update

I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update. new version of firefox is 77.0.1 (64-bit) I read the related questions but did not understand how I could recover.… (read more)

I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update. new version of firefox is 77.0.1 (64-bit) I read the related questions but did not understand how I could recover. and attached pictures of my profile.

Asked by hsamadzadeh 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Updating yahoo mail account

I got a message from yahoo mail saying they will no longer support current sign in methods. They give instructions for how to update thunderbird for the new settings, whi… (read more)

I got a message from yahoo mail saying they will no longer support current sign in methods. They give instructions for how to update thunderbird for the new settings, which basically involves deleting the old yahoo account and setting up a new one. Following those instructions results in all of my mailboxes and messages being deleted -- what a brilliant solution! I have years of messages I don't want to lose. Fortunately I had a backup of my .thunderbird directory (this is Linux, thunderbird v. 68.11.0)

See here for how NOT to do this "upgrade": https://help.yahoo.com/kb/new-mail-for-desktop/SLN27791.html?impressions=true Don't follow those instructions or you will lose all of your messages and mailboxes.

So, is there a way I can delete and re-install the account settings using the automatic features yahoo wants, without losing everything?

Asked by doctordruidphd 1 year ago

Answered by Toad-Hall 1 year ago