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Firefox install on external drive

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how? Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery… (read more)

Is it possible to install Firefox (or at least the profiles) onto an external SSD (i.e., not the C: drive)? If so, how?

Note: this is not about migration/backup/recovery of profiles. Nor is it about where files are downloaded by default.

Windows 11 is consuming nearly all of the C: drive. I badly need to get Firefox (and later Thunderbird) onto my E: drive. I further note that the installer gives no options whatsoever as to the destination drive.

Most of the help I've found on the web is clearly outdated.

Thanks. jt

Asked by jonathan67 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

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What is the url for firefox update

I want to create a link in the bookmarks toolbar to easy check and update firefox In chrome I can do that with creating a bookmark to: chrome://settings/help In edge I ca… (read more)

I want to create a link in the bookmarks toolbar to easy check and update firefox In chrome I can do that with creating a bookmark to: chrome://settings/help In edge I can do that with creating a bookmark to: edge://settings/help I have search for, but cannot find the equivalent in firefox

Asked by johan2.parlevliet 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Download failed. Please check your connection.

Hi, I keep getting this error when I try to download any extension. I also get an automatic download fail as soon as I try to download anything. I have tried several solu… (read more)

Hi, I keep getting this error when I try to download any extension. I also get an automatic download fail as soon as I try to download anything. I have tried several solutions such as changing privileges to reinstalling firefox entirely. I have checked other browsers on my computer and it is just firefox.

Asked by courtneyakira 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Every download fails, including extensions

Hi there, On the 23. of Mai I first noticed that I am unable to download any files whatsoever. I tried downloading .exe files and also a .csv file. When I try to downloa… (read more)

Hi there,

On the 23. of Mai I first noticed that I am unable to download any files whatsoever. I tried downloading .exe files and also a .csv file. When I try to download one of these files it appears in the downloads window but immediately goes to the status "Failed". Any retry fails as well.

The same thing goes for extensions. I cannot download any extensions or plugins using my Firefox browser. Since I reinstalled Firefox I can now also not use Plex because Firefox can't install the required plugins.

I will attach screenshots of all the errors I get.

All of the above worked when I tried it on the Edge browser.

Firefox version: 126.0 Windows 11

Things I have tried to fix the issue:

  • Use the network connection from my phone instead of my home network
  • Disable firewall and windows defender
  • Reinstall Firefox
  • Refresh Firefox
  • Downgrade to version 125.0.1 and 122.0
  • Reset router to factory settings
  • Flush dns
  • Restart PC
  • Manually delete profile folder
  • Delete temp files
  • Change download destination
  • Disable "Block dangerous and deceptive content"
  • Troubleshoot Mode

Is Firefox using some other temporary folder for downloads?

Any ideas on how to fix this issue would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Asked by hawkes.j 3 weeks ago

Answered by hawkes.j 2 weeks ago

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firefox browser help

Ive tried reinstalling firefox because i am not able to download anything with this browser. I thought freshly installing firefox would fix the issue and allow me to do… (read more)

Ive tried reinstalling firefox because i am not able to download anything with this browser. I thought freshly installing firefox would fix the issue and allow me to download but it didnt. I also am tried to download an addon/extension, and that automatically fails to download. How can i fix this?

Asked by Qtip_69 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

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Updating to 127 unable to restore current session windows

I upgraded from 126.0.1 to 127 today. Upon update, all my windows are gone. The only way I could access them is to revert to an older profile backup and reinstall 126.0.1… (read more)

I upgraded from 126.0.1 to 127 today. Upon update, all my windows are gone. The only way I could access them is to revert to an older profile backup and reinstall 126.0.1.

I tried exporting my session with Tab Session Manager in 126.0.1 and reopen them in 127, but that only restores the last tab of each window (oddly). The json clearly lists 3 windows each with multiple tabs. I tried copying the sessionstore-backups folder, but no dice.

Symptoms similar to : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1446921

Asked by RainbowIslands 5 days ago

Answered by RainbowIslands 5 days ago

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Widevine CDM Not Installing

I have been trying to solve this for a few days now. I tried to watch Netflix when it said, "Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this pa… (read more)

I have been trying to solve this for a few days now. I tried to watch Netflix when it said, "Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later."

I found out this was due to Widevine not being installed AT ALL on my browser for some reason. The plugins manager has been saying that it will "be installed shortly" for a week now. I already tried toggling DRM off and on multiple times. I already tried using troubleshooting mode. I already checked GMP preferences to make sure nothing relating to Widevine was set to 'false'. I already tried turning off my antivirus long enough to try everything again and still nothing has changed. I do not have any VPNs running either. I am attaching a screenshot of what the browser console shows when I toggle DRM off and on again and try to run Netflix. I am also attaching what the gmp toggles say. Please help me figure out what is wrong!

Asked by Om Turakhia 1 week ago

Answered by Om Turakhia 1 week ago

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How to allow downloads of my photos from my phone

Not sure if this is a new 'feature' post-update but it's damn annoying. I was busily transferring some photos that I'd taken on my phone over to Firefox on my Mac. Wasn… (read more)

Not sure if this is a new 'feature' post-update but it's damn annoying. I was busily transferring some photos that I'd taken on my phone over to Firefox on my Mac. Wasn't until I went to find them on the Mac where they would normally be and couldn't find them. Bit of digging, opening up the Download 'history' on Firefox and saw "File not downloaded: possible security risk".

I can see that I can disable this 'feature' but it seems to be a global "allow". Is there any way I can tell Firefox to allow any downloads from my devices on my network yet warn for potentially insecure downloads from the web?

TIA

Asked by countryman 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Incorrect file format

It has been observed that when a user uses the Firefox browser and tries to download a DDD file, the file format is .pdf instead of .ddd. In the devtools, it was observed… (read more)

It has been observed that when a user uses the Firefox browser and tries to download a DDD file, the file format is .pdf instead of .ddd. In the devtools, it was observed that the content-type is text/plain in the response to the request. I changed the content-type to application/octet-stream, but the error still persists

Asked by Borys Krasko 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Firefox won't update

I keep getting notifications asking me to update firefox every couple of days. I download the update, it goes smoothly, the notification disappears, but it comes back in … (read more)

I keep getting notifications asking me to update firefox every couple of days. I download the update, it goes smoothly, the notification disappears, but it comes back in a day or two. I also have my setting to supposedly do updates automatically, but that doesn't seem to be working. Please help!

Asked by tabatarcaraz 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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message said Firefox could not update automatically, requested I install Firefox. I did. Next day, same thing, can't update, intall Firefox. And again today. I don't know what to do.

I have two desktop icons for Firefox. Each opens to a different file. How do I clear the old file? What do I do about the message that Firefox can not update automatical… (read more)

I have two desktop icons for Firefox. Each opens to a different file. How do I clear the old file? What do I do about the message that Firefox can not update automatically? Where do I look to see Firefox file and see what date it is downloaded? If it is operational? Why is the same series of problems repeating daily?

Asked by beth.woodworth1 1 month ago

Answered by beth.woodworth1 1 month ago

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FireFox Download Excel File in D365 System But Change to HTML File

Dear all, We develop a system on D365 platform. On Chrome enviroment, I click the export option, it will download the excel file, I can open it on Excel. However, I cli… (read more)

Dear all,

We develop a system on D365 platform. On Chrome enviroment, I click the export option, it will download the excel file, I can open it on Excel. However, I click the export option on FireFox, it will download the excel file but I can't open it on Excel. When I use the notepad to open the file to see the content, I found the file become HTML content. I can see the file on web broswer. I don't know why the file content will be change HTML content when I use the Firefox to download it.

Please help....

Andrew

Asked by luckyhohk 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Corrupted PDF Downloads from Intranet sites after 125.0.1 Update

Prior to update 125.0.1 corporate intranet users could download PDF files from our Line of Business applications / Webpages. Today after the latest update the PDF files … (read more)

Prior to update 125.0.1 corporate intranet users could download PDF files from our Line of Business applications / Webpages. Today after the latest update the PDF files download but are corrupted. The site was added to the trusted webpage without improvement.

Adobe Acrobat Reader could not open ********.pdf because it is either not a supported file or because the file has been damaged

Asked by Jeff@work 2 months ago

Answered by NoahSUMO 1 month ago

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firefox removal

duplicate of /questions/1448898 thread. When attempting to install a "clean" verison (delete old, install new) I get an error message about using the firefox removal too… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1448898 thread.

When attempting to install a "clean" verison (delete old, install new) I get an error message about using the firefox removal tool. Where do I get it and how do I remove the old one and install a newest version?

Asked by Francis Mattero 2 weeks ago

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Extension appears to be corrupt

Hi, There many extensions such as: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search-on-imdb-context-menu/ that say when trying to install: Installation aborted be… (read more)

Hi,

There many extensions such as:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/search-on-imdb-context-menu/ that say when trying to install:

Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

I am using Firefox Developper Edition, with extensions.langpacks.signatures.required set to false.

This addon, after download, installs fine as a temporary addon.

How can I install it permanently?

Thanks.

Asked by Bob4K 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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File not downloaded: Potential security risk - Allow download don't work

Hi! On the latest version Mozilla Firefox 125.0.1 when i download .docx files i get the message 'File not downloaded: Potential security risk.' I select Allow download an… (read more)

Hi! On the latest version Mozilla Firefox 125.0.1 when i download .docx files i get the message 'File not downloaded: Potential security risk.' I select Allow download and the file downloaded can't be opened.

Thanks!

Asked by Laurentiu Marin 2 months ago

Answered by Laurentiu Marin 1 month ago

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Failed to check for updates

I am running version 125.0.3 (64-bit) on Windows 11, and I can't check for updates and have to manually download each new version after given a popup telling me that the … (read more)

I am running version 125.0.3 (64-bit) on Windows 11, and I can't check for updates and have to manually download each new version after given a popup telling me that the latest Firefox update couldn't be installed. I've tried restarting the computer, tried running the Mozilla Maintenance Service, and installing the latest updates for Firefox and Windows 11. Nothing I've tried has worked, and no other help article has helped me thus far.

Asked by Ethan 1 month ago

Answered by Ethan 1 month ago

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Firefox update error: Failed to check for updates.

Hello, When I go to update Firefox through the settings > general > firefox updates > check for updates, I am getting the error in the title. I can manually dow… (read more)

Hello,

When I go to update Firefox through the settings > general > firefox updates > check for updates, I am getting the error in the title. I can manually download the app installer and update to the most current version which is what I did for version 125.0.1, yesterday.

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox, installing the beta branch, refreshing firefox, running in troubleshooting mode, completely deleting all user firefox files, and I still get the error. No DNS resolver issues to the update server. No firewall issues. No network blocking (tested with other devices).

This issue started after March update to 124.0.1 and continues to current stable release 125.0.1.

This issue also seems to extend to checking for extension updates.

Below are browser logs for when i try to check for update or update extensions.

App Update Logs: AUS:AUM AppUpdater:check - currentState=STATE_IDLE AUS:AUM AppUpdater:check - starting update check AUS:SVC CheckerService:checkForUpdates - checkType: 2 AUS:SVC CheckerService:checkForUpdates - Making new check request for check id 86. AUS:SVC CheckerService:getUpdateURL - checkType: 2 AUS:SVC CheckerService:getUpdateURL - update URL: https://aus5.mozilla.org/update/6/Firefox/125.0.1/20240416043247/WINNT_x86_64-msvc-x64/en-US/release/Windows_NT%252010.0.0.0.22631.3447%2520(x64)/ISET%3ASSE4_2%2CMEM%3A32702/default/default/update.xml?force=1 AUS:SVC CheckerService:#updateCheck - sending request to: https://aus5.mozilla.org/update/6/Firefox/125.0.1/20240416043247/WINNT_x86_64-msvc-x64/en-US/release/Windows_NT%252010.0.0.0.22631.3447%2520(x64)/ISET%3ASSE4_2%2CMEM%3A32702/default/default/update.xml?force=1 AUS:SVC CheckerService:#updateCheck - request got 'error' event AUS:SVC CheckerService:#updateCheck - Failed. request.status: 2152398919 AUS:SVC getStatusTextFromCode - transfer error: Data transfer was interrupted (please try again), code: 2152398919 AUS:AUM AppUpdater:check - Update check failed; CHECKING_FAILED

Extension Update Logs: 1713382616474 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616475 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616476 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 3 1713382616477 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616478 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616481 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616483 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616484 addons.productaddons WARN Failed downloading XML, status: 0, channelStatus: 2152398919, errorCode: 2, reason: error 1713382616486 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616487 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616489 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616489 addons.productaddons WARN Failed downloading XML, status: 0, channelStatus: 2152398919, errorCode: 2, reason: error 1713382616493 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616494 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616495 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616497 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616502 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616503 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616504 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616507 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 2 1713382616512 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382616514 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason 1713382617489 addons.update-checker WARN HTTP Request failed for an unknown reason HTTPS-Only Mode: Not upgrading insecure request “http://r3.o.lencr.org/” because it is exempt.

Asked by _dolphins 2 months ago

Answered by _dolphins 1 month ago