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'save as' redownloads the data

everbody notice how if you dont cow-down to the mods here, and pretend to worship there replys the threads get locked. Has anybody figured out how to fix the dl issues ye… (read more)

everbody notice how if you dont cow-down to the mods here, and pretend to worship there replys the threads get locked. Has anybody figured out how to fix the dl issues yet. The question i posted you cannot right click save as on an image, after the image has been dl already to save it FF re-downloads the image again. Noone can produce a config setting that corrects that. so if your paying for data FF is causing you to pay double. while something is DL most of the time the dl stalls. You now cannot pause and resume a dl to get it going again, the old Dl dialogue box had a pause function, the new one 'right-click' shows a pause but its grayed out and does not function FF cannot handle multiple tabs anymore, if you open multiple tabs it freezes FF and you get a slow script error. But the same tabs can be opened in an old version of IE 7, the repeated crashes are well known without a fix, the new version seems to have numerous bugs without fixes, or explanations that you need some add-on instead of a FF function. the mere fact that FF cause double data usage without a fix or explanation is beyond inexcusable. Payinf for double data because of a code error is unbelievable. test i opened IE went to a pg open 3 tabs saved the images, and did the same in FF and it used 3.23 times more data. Every since that Tor / FF debacle when the old versions were declared no good every version of FF since then has had to many errors without fixes that it has became an industry joke. The fact that chrome and IE or better browsers now speaks volumes. I am no code writer, but since that time, every version is so slow and bug prone, that what ever attempt to say face or redemption has been a disaster.

this is the reply To answer your questions here:

   you cannot right click save as on an image, after the image has been dl already to save it FF re-downloads the image again. Noone can produce a config setting that corrects that. so if your paying for data FF is causing you to pay double. 

I'm not sure I understand this. When I click save image as then try again it works fine for me. Can you clarify what you are trying to achieve?

   while something is DL most of the time the dl stalls. You now cannot pause and resume a dl to get it going again, the old Dl dialogue box had a pause function, the new one 'right-click' shows a pause but its grayed out and does not function 

It is better to use an external Download Manager (DM) if you are on dialup or have an unreliable connection. An external Download Manager offers better support for resuming interrupted downloads than the built-in Firefox DM.

You can use the FlashGot extension to integrate an external Download Manager in Firefox. FlashGot: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/flashgot/

   FF cannot handle multiple tabs anymore, if you open multiple tabs it freezes FF and you get a slow script error. But the same tabs can be opened in an old version of IE 7, 

This is most likely the way Firefox is set up on your end. What add-ons are you running since I don't see any listed. I need some more non-personal information from you. Please do the following:

   Click the Firefox button at the top left, then click the Help menu and select Troubleshooting Information from the submenu. If you don't have a Firefox button, click the Help menu at the top and select Troubleshooting Information from the menu. 

Now, a new tab containing your troubleshooting information should open.

   At the top of the page, you should see a button that says "Copy text to clipboard". Click it.
   Now, go back to your forum post and click inside the reply box. Press Ctrl+V to paste all the information you copied into the forum post. 

If you need further information about the Troubleshooting information page, please read the article Use the Troubleshooting Information page to help fix Firefox issues.

   the new version seems to have numerous bugs without fixes, or explanations that you need some add-on instead of a FF function. 

I see you have Fx 26 installed and not the latest 27.0.1. See what's new with Firefox in version 27.0.1 http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/27.0.1/releasenotes/

   the mere fact that FF cause double data usage without a fix or explanation is beyond inexcusable. Payinf for double data because of a code error is unbelievable. test i opened IE went to a pg open 3 tabs saved the images, and did the same in FF and it used 3.23 times more data. 

Double data usage? Are you talking about a smart phone data limit or your RAM usage?

then i got this, Create a new profile as a test to check if your current profile is causing the problems. See "Creating a profile":

   https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles
   http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_-_Firefox#Profile_issues 

If the new profile works then you can transfer some files from an existing profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over the problem.

   http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox 

So i replied and they locked the thread, so no answer but theirs could be shown, and shown it didnt work. the fact they did not understand the issue of save as re-dling from the web instead of saving from cache is inexcusable This is the reply It is not brain surgery, the post speaks for itself. if you are on a website and open an image in a new tab to save it, ff dl's it to cache so you can view it in that tab. if you right click to save it "save image as" ff re-downloads the image a second time, it DOES NOT save it from the already downloaded cache version of it. That is double the data usage to get a single image. if it is a 2 mb image, ff uses 2mb to open the tab and view in tab, and then uses another 2 mb to re-save the image. IT DID NOT USE TO DO THAT ON THE OLD VERSIONS. and 27 does it too. No if your internet plan charges you by the mb or gb your wasting data charges on duplicate data, because of a FF code problem. as for the numerous bugs, read the forum, and just like your answer instead of a fix, YOU suggest you use an add-on or other software instead of fixing the issue or default config problem. No-one should have to use a dl manager just because FF wont fix its dl problems. That is the biggest issue these days is the excuses and workarounds instead of fixes. The older FF all had a pause and resume option so even if the off chance it stalled you could stop and start it. now you cant, the pause button is visible but grayed out. (that is on ever persons ff I have seen) home work, friends, not just mine. and there are numerous hits about that on web searches. The ff browser is the software that reads the script, all the new versions have repeated slow script warnings when the browser stalls. that is a browser issue, not a computer, or setting, or website error. FF the browser is reading the script, and the slow script error is a FF issue, with no fix. then you try and say to upgrade again to 27 from 26. The whole issue and problem is FF instead of fixing the bugs just claims upgrade. that's fine but 27 has the same bugs as 26, but FF wont fix a "bug' under 26 so every bug up to that point that has been reported is ignored. FF will only address bugs under 27, but the code for 27 is 99.8% of 26, but all the bugs from 26 and earlier version that are migrated into 27 have to be reported individually AGAIN, and new bug reports made, but by that time there will be a 28 and again nothing will be fixed. you cant just throw out a new version every 3 days and ignore the old bugs and not fix them. FF is just becoming useless, you sure cant dl with it, pics, files, etc. no dl will complete. god help you if you have to dl a zip file. As for the settings, just an excuse. So to prove it, before replying I remove all add ons, reset to default, FF will not dl a 30 mb file. but on the same connection IE did it in under 13 seconds, and chrome 24 seconds. FF failed to complete 3 different times and stalled to the point it froze the browser the final try. That is not any other issue but the browser software and code.

How much more simplier do they want it explained. the issue with them is they did not have an answer, so they lock the thread to keep you from replyimg. Note: that i reset all the defaults and cleared all the addon thus a brand new profile not to mention the new reinstall.

then this

No need to personalize your comments here. We get it - you aren't happy with the Mozilla developers and with Firefox, but there is no need to take it out on the support volunteers.

If the sole purpose if this thread was to provide feedback to Mozilla, please do so here (using the current version of Firefox) - https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback Since I don't see any support questions here, I am locking this thread.

Asked by worthlessforum 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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I get the following error when trying to open a pdf file... '*pdf.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read"

I get the following error when trying to open a pdf file... '*pdf.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read". I am able to open pdf files in IE a… (read more)

I get the following error when trying to open a pdf file... '*pdf.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read". I am able to open pdf files in IE and other programs.

Asked by txtechmozilla 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How stop auto downloading files as soon as Open/Save dialog appears?

When I click on a download link (eg: pdf file) It shows Open/Save dialog box. But before I select an option, firefox downloads that file backgroundly. I NEED TO CHECK THE… (read more)

When I click on a download link (eg: pdf file) It shows Open/Save dialog box. But before I select an option, firefox downloads that file backgroundly. I NEED TO CHECK THE FILE SIZE BEFORE DOWNLOAD!

Asked by Sumedhe 4 years ago

Last reply by fiest 4 years ago

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My Downloads are Failing to download

Why all of the sudden did my Downloads Fail to download? I have not changed anything. First it would only happen once in a while but now it is happening all the time. Ple… (read more)

Why all of the sudden did my Downloads Fail to download? I have not changed anything. First it would only happen once in a while but now it is happening all the time. Please Help!

Asked by countrygirl312 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Forward downloading process of firefox to an other application e.g. download manager without initialization of the new download process.

I have some download issue. I want to use an external download manager like e.g. DownthemAll in order to download files instead of the firefox's default download manager.… (read more)

I have some download issue. I want to use an external download manager like e.g. DownthemAll in order to download files instead of the firefox's default download manager. I assume it works follow: If I click on a link, the browser send a GET request, which leads browser to download a file, firefox begins downloading immediately, simultaneously the special popup window or modal window appears, where I have the opportunity to choose, what I want to do with the file, I am downloading. I think so because if I use the firefox's default download manager, then after I have chosen the folder, I want the downloaded file be saved in, this default download manager appears and I see that it has downloaded already some peace of the file during I was choosing the folder. But sometimes I have to download a file, which link pointed to it, has limit of use. If a GET request after special link has been sent, than this link becomes no more valid. So the outcome of this is, the firefox begins to download the file, so the get request has been already sent, the link is no more valid, and I choose meanwhile an other download manager, which I want to use to download that file. This download manager gets the link from firefox, which it uses to download the file, after it it sends a new GET request (firefox probably drops the download process after it), but because this link is no more valid, it downloads usually a web page, where there is like "This link is not valid". as if I would try to use this link in firefox direct again. The question is: Is it possible to forward the downloading process from firefox to an other download manager, in order to make it downloadable there so, that the download process has not to be initialized again by the download manager? Thank you in advance.

Asked by access_control 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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High I/O read bytes

Hi All, Recently I noticed that downloading files using file manager is stopping at random times giving an error that hard drive can't keep up with the incoming data. I c… (read more)

Hi All,

Recently I noticed that downloading files using file manager is stopping at random times giving an error that hard drive can't keep up with the incoming data. I checked the Task Manager and noticed high I/O read bytes for FF. I was monitoring this for some time. After initial opening the amount of read data increased to 200MB within 5 seconds. Then when I was using the FF it increased to 1GB. On one occasion it reached 16BG within 4 minutes. This is causing my disk to slow down. The amount of data read I think depends on how many tabs I have open and how intensively I'm using FF.

Can someone help me to identify what is causing this?

Latest version of FF is used Add-ons and plug ins up-to-date Windows 10 x64

Thanks

Asked by Kruk07 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Images save as empty files

Can't download images. One of two things happens Situation 1: - Save image - Dialogue box "Moving [image123.jpg]" - Stuck downloading. Stays there until I force quit via … (read more)

Can't download images. One of two things happens

Situation 1: - Save image - Dialogue box "Moving [image123.jpg]" - Stuck downloading. Stays there until I force quit via task manager, also forcing Windows Explorer to restart - Image is saved as a 0-byte file

Situation 2: - Save image - File saves as 162-byte file - I have to copy paste the image into an image program and save it manually.

Possible causes - Addons (I haven't downloaded any new/different addons though?) - Malware (I just nuked and reformatted my laptop a few weeks ago...) - Firefox update (Found others who have the same problem, but I never saw any useful solution)

If anybody knows a solution that would be great. Thank you so much in advance.

Asked by cantsaveimages 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Firefox stops responding when attempting to download any kind of file.

Crash ID: 8442c6e4-7b2b-4192-9a98-fff3a2151021 When I try to download a file, Firefox immediately freezes and does not recover upon trying to change the folder or pressin… (read more)

Crash ID: 8442c6e4-7b2b-4192-9a98-fff3a2151021

When I try to download a file, Firefox immediately freezes and does not recover upon trying to change the folder or pressing the Save button. This does not happen in any other folder.

Things I've tried to remedy the situation (to no avail):

Disabling Hardware Acceleration, Disabling all plugins, Running Firefox in Safe Mode, Refreshing Firefox, Downgrading to version 39, Downgrading to version 35 (the last version that worked flawlessly, but doesn't anymore), Upgrading to the latest Nightly build, Installing the latest Windows Updates, Installing the latest graphics drivers, Following all the steps on this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-crashes-troubleshoot-prevent-and-get-help?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Firefox+crashes

What can be done to remedy the situation (short of reinstalling Firefox from scratch)? I don't want to have to go back to Chrome!

Asked by Psythik 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

firefox 78.0.1 ask privillenges to download files at c:

Why when i update to firefox 78.0.1 DOESN'T let me to download anything at c:??? The previews version 77.0.1 i can download at c: normally. Now i can't. WHY???? … (read more)

Why when i update to firefox 78.0.1 DOESN'T let me to download anything at c:???

The previews version 77.0.1 i can download at c: normally.

Now i can't.

WHY????

Asked by Gregory 1 week ago

Last reply by Andrew 5 days ago

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How do I download text only from a news page to avoid slow and costly videos? Pause, Break, Esc do not stop a download, what does?

Can I stop a page from downloading, once the gist of it, the text has arrived so I can read it without the rest of the unwanted page from slowing other downloads and cost… (read more)

Can I stop a page from downloading, once the gist of it, the text has arrived so I can read it without the rest of the unwanted page from slowing other downloads and costing me download fees?

Asked by Normus 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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no files in the download menu will open

. if i click them the menu goes away, so of course i cant try double clicking either. i need flash player and the runescape client most, but i cant find a way to get this… (read more)

. if i click them the menu goes away, so of course i cant try double clicking either. i need flash player and the runescape client most, but i cant find a way to get this to work. im on an old computer but i believe i have the newest version of firefox: version 47.0.1

Asked by dmlkay 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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I can download images on Internet Explorer, but when I try to do the same on Firefox, the same images become corrupt. Why?

I can download images using literally any browser except Firefox. When I try to on Firefox, the image becomes corrupt, and I can't open it on my computer. Attempting to… (read more)

I can download images using literally any browser except Firefox. When I try to on Firefox, the image becomes corrupt, and I can't open it on my computer. Attempting to open it with Paint, for example, tells me that the image is not a valid Bitmap file. Again, this problem only occurs with Firefox. Every other browser works fine. I'd prefer not to have to switch browsers, though. Can anyone tell me why this problem is occurring? It happens both with old versions of Firefox and with the latest version.

Asked by rosechristo3 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Version 33.03 Upgrade for Max OS 10.7.5 - Bug Has Data in Danger - Urgent Help Needed

After upgrading to 33.03, I get an error message whenever I try to quit or restart saying "Cancel All Downloads? If you quit now, 72 downloads will be canceled. Are you s… (read more)

After upgrading to 33.03, I get an error message whenever I try to quit or restart saying "Cancel All Downloads? If you quit now, 72 downloads will be canceled. Are you sure you want to quit?" with buttons saying "Don't Quit" and "Cancel 72 Downloads"

I absolutely do NOT want to cancel ANY downloads, but I seem to be stuck. There is some urgency because my area in Maryland has frequent power failures, and the least short-term power fluctuation will cause my iMac to restart, causing me to lose hours of choosing and downloading graphics files. What can I do?

Asked by tom.etheridge 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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As Firefox starts, it retries failed downloads, an unwanted behavior.

Firefox 48.0.2, only recently noticed the issue but it probably started before the latest update considering how long ago I tried to download the file originally. I atte… (read more)

Firefox 48.0.2, only recently noticed the issue but it probably started before the latest update considering how long ago I tried to download the file originally. I attempted to download a file a few times and it failed. The file is from a PRC located server for a version of the Kindle alternative OS "Duokan." The failures were immediate, not like partials that fail. When I start Firefox, as soon as I am able I check the latest downloads and three failed attempts appear above the last files I downloaded. The failed attempts are time stamped with the time the browser started. Searches in about:config for fragments of the file name, download URL and domain come up empty. I've studied about:about to see if another view was promising but nothing seemed relevant, however I was not exhaustive by any means. TIA

Asked by Reed_ 3 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 years ago

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I can not resume my downloads after I pause them. help me out please!

I had no problem of this sort before today. I installed CCleaner few days back to remove cookies and things. I didn't made back-up of anything and today I tried to downlo… (read more)

I had no problem of this sort before today. I installed CCleaner few days back to remove cookies and things. I didn't made back-up of anything and today I tried to download a Youtube file, but I couldn't. I paused the file and when I resumed it, it failed. I tried this many times but nothing is helping me out. My Firefox version is 32.0.3. I have noticed one thing. Whenever I was able to resume a file, I saw that Firefox creates two files in the download directory: A part file and the original file(size is always 0 KB). But this time, only the part file is being created, and I think this is the cause of the problem. I just can not resume any file. No Add-ons, no antivirus problem or anything. tried Resetting Firefox, launching in safe-mode, Uninstalled CCleaner, Reinstalled Firefox, but nothing seems to help me. Please help me out guys :/

Asked by Warchief123 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Unable to download any files

When clicking a link to download a file, of any file type, I receive the error "C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Temp\FILENAME.exe.part could not be saved, becasue the sour… (read more)

When clicking a link to download a file, of any file type, I receive the error "C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Local\Temp\FILENAME.exe.part could not be saved, becasue the source file could not be read."

The file name is different every time.

I do not have any download managers installed, I've tried several solutions, none of which have yet worked.

Asked by mdburke7 4 years ago

Last reply by Christine_Reardon 4 years ago

How to download instalation files to TEMP folder and run

I would like to download .exe files to the TEMP folder and run them so they do not clutter up my downloads folder. Many of the programs that I use they require me to go t… (read more)

I would like to download .exe files to the TEMP folder and run them so they do not clutter up my downloads folder. Many of the programs that I use they require me to go to the website and download the new version, therefore I need to manually go in and delete the file. There was OpenDownloader² that is not supported anymore when Firefox was updated beyond version 57. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TFcEXMcKrwoIAECIVyBU0GPoSmRqZ7A0VBvqeKYVSww/edit#gid=0

I have done a ton of research and have not found any solutions that will work yet. I know Firefox does not officially support this for security reasons, but I know that Edge supports this. An extension will work, but I have yet to find one.

Does anyone have a solution that will work on the latest version of Firefox?

Asked by TJJP05 1 month ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 month ago

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How to fix download crash

Every time I'm trying to download a file i get this 2 errors: C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\2kIWPnpn.zip.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be … (read more)

Every time I'm trying to download a file i get this 2 errors:

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\2kIWPnpn.zip.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.

Try again later, or contact the server administrator.

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\2kIWPnpn.zip.part could not be saved, because an unknown error occurred.

Try saving to a different location.

This started to happen when I switched to windows 10.

Mostly the error happens when I click a link to download a file.

I followed this solution without any results.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Unable_to_save_or_download_files

I really don't want to switch to chrome.

Thanks!

Asked by commonera 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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.zip being removed when customers download via Firefox

Thanks in advance for any insight to this problem. I have a website that sells digital downloads. When customers purchase and download the .zip files via FIREFOX, the .… (read more)

Thanks in advance for any insight to this problem. I have a website that sells digital downloads. When customers purchase and download the .zip files via FIREFOX, the .zip is removed from the filename. When this happens, my non-tech customers think the file is "bad" because they receive a message that the file cannot be opened. The workaround is that I walk them through adding .zip to the filename. This is both time consuming and just painful. Not to mention, comments on my forum that my files "don't work" are not helpful. This problem only occurs when using Firefox, all other browsers maintain the .zip extension.

I have opened trouble tickets with my website host (3Dcart) who has responded that the problem lies with the user and not the website.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by CLEMAIL504 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago