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EXE files from some sites fail to download to desktop

So here is the problem. I can save any file with no problem when it comes to the default DOWNLOADS folder. But I like to save files to my desktop. Used too, from version … (read more)

So here is the problem. I can save any file with no problem when it comes to the default DOWNLOADS folder. But I like to save files to my desktop. Used too, from version 30 and older, I could save to desktop with no problems. But ever since version 31, it has been failing more and more when it comes to EXE files. I have reset, reinstalled, fresh installed, even an I.E. reset and many other options suggested on many forums. After a lot of digging I tried to make the problem show up when I save to my Downloads folder and the fails do not happen. But i save the EXE to my desktop and it fails 100% of the time. I have tried running firefox with and without administrator mode. ( Right clicking and choosing Run as Administrator )

This problem has creeped into firefox over the last several version updates. ( 31.x + )

Side note : It happens at random websites. In I.E. or Chrome, those sites save the files just fine, but in firefox it will fail if I save to desktop. Again, If I choose the Downloads folder it saves just fine. I have tested this with and without ad-ons. So the ad-ons are not the problem. In fact the only ad-on I currently am using is the adblock plus. I have tested this without that ad-on and the problem still persists. I have even tested this problem without an anti-virus, and the problem still persists.

EXAMPLE : Test with Blender.org.. Choose the USA x64 Bit version and save the install EXE file and you should be able to duplicate the problem.

Asked by JackDawson69 5 years ago

Last reply by JackDawson69 5 years ago

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my library of download info has disappeared how do i get it back?

after a crash of mozilla the library info on downloads was gone. prev it had listed all my downloads since july 2014. this is an important function for me. today it is si… (read more)

after a crash of mozilla the library info on downloads was gone. prev it had listed all my downloads since july 2014. this is an important function for me. today it is simply gone. what happened? can i get it back? thanks

Asked by sadlibrary 5 years ago

Last reply by sadlibrary 5 years ago

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failed download list appearing repeatedly even after removing it from history ?

I had downloaded some power points n articles from google drive . some of them were failed to download. i deleted them from history. i uninstalled mozilla and installed i… (read more)

I had downloaded some power points n articles from google drive . some of them were failed to download. i deleted them from history. i uninstalled mozilla and installed it again but still as i start a new session download symbol gets activated and library is full of failed downloads !!!! something virus or what ?????

Asked by Dharma 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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When browsing to save files I just get a grey box

When I download and browse the location to save a file all I get is a grey box, there is no directory displayed for me to browse and save files. I've refreshed mozilla, … (read more)

When I download and browse the location to save a file all I get is a grey box, there is no directory displayed for me to browse and save files.

I've refreshed mozilla, scanned the computer using Avast + Boot scan.

I've also tried uninstall and reinstall mozilla, nothing seems to fix this problem. I only get this using Mozilla.

Tried to attached an image but I can't browse to select it...

Asked by Kate-w 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Unable to download MP3s with "save as" while using FF 38.0.1

I run FF 38.0.1 on Win7. I download MP3 files from our audiobook forum by right clicking on the link and selecting "save as". Since moving to FF38, using "save as" meth… (read more)

I run FF 38.0.1 on Win7. I download MP3 files from our audiobook forum by right clicking on the link and selecting "save as". Since moving to FF38, using "save as" method to download a file gives me only a file fragment. I am able to use "save as" to download the complete MP3 file with IE or Chrome.

For an example of the files I am trying to download, see "Listen" links under "Listen URL" here: https://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=56485 (This is a sample project file - we have a couple hundred of these projects open at any point in time, where we collect the MP3s until it is time to put them in finished audiobook form. The issue seems to arise across the board on all of the MP3 files on our open projects.)

We have quite a few FF users among our audiobook community - and several people have now reported this problem when they updated their FF to FF38. This was not an issue with earlier versions of FF. None of the other reports indicate what OS is being used. We download both MP3 and FLAC files, and the people with this problem have it with all files that they try to download using FF (so it's not that some MP3s can be saved and others can't - the "save as" function doesn't work for any of them). They also report no issues using Save As to download any files using IE or Chrome.

One of our forum users reported that if you begin playing the MP3 file by opening the link to the MP3 in a new tab, you can then navigate to the new tab, right click anywhere in the page and click "save page as" to successfully download the MP3 file. I have tried this and it does work. But it would be quicker to be able to use "save as" without having to begin playing the audio file first in a new tab.

I have tried using "save as" to download an MP3 file for one of our finished projects which are hosted over at Internet Archive. That works fine, and "save as" results in the entire MP3 file being downloaded. As an example, I successfully downloaded the MP3 of chapter 1 here: https://archive.org/download/drjekyllandmrhydedr_1505_librivox

Thanks for your help in checking this out!

Asked by mas595 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Cannot set how Firefox handles different types of files.

When I try to set how Firefox handles different types of files (preferences - applications - action) and click on the drop down menu, "use other...", Instead of alterna… (read more)

When I try to set how Firefox handles different types of files (preferences - applications - action) and click on the drop down menu, "use other...", Instead of alternative applications pops up a list of "recently used documents". Is it a bug, or it is a problem that can be corrected? My OS is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 32-bit. Firefox version: 38.0

Asked by montanaro 5 years ago

Last reply by montanaro 5 years ago

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Unable to download pdf files with Mozilla 38

I am using Firefox 38 on Windows 7. I can download some pdf files, but not always. Sometimes I get the error "C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Local\Temp\[tempfilename].part could… (read more)

I am using Firefox 38 on Windows 7. I can download some pdf files, but not always. Sometimes I get the error

"C:\Users\[user]\AppData\Local\Temp\[tempfilename].part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read." I also sometimes get the message "pdf file is corrupted"

I tried disabling add-ons and restarting in safe mode, but that didn't help either

Asked by jk11 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Unable to choose location when saving file. Browse option gone.

In the past couple days I have lost the ability to choose (browse) the location when saving a file. It will only allow downloading into the downloaded folder. I have sele… (read more)

In the past couple days I have lost the ability to choose (browse) the location when saving a file.

It will only allow downloading into the downloaded folder.
I have selected "always ask me where to save files." in the options.
I have uninstalled firefox and reinstalled it. This has not helped.
The browse feature is gone in the save window as well as the open file window. 

To add an image to this question I had to move it to the specific folder that opens to get the screen shot to you.

It did not give me the option to browse and find it.  Also you can see the file name area is also missing at the bottom of the window as well.

This is only happening in Firefox. No other program has been effected.

I hope you can help. I would hate to be forced to use another browser. Thanks so much.

Asked by arxmechanica 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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Library/Downloads doesn't show URL of downloading file

Control-J opens Library/Downloads. It shows the Filename of the downloading file, but not the URL. Why doesn't it show the full URL? If I right-click, it can Copy Downloa… (read more)

Control-J opens Library/Downloads. It shows the Filename of the downloading file, but not the URL. Why doesn't it show the full URL? If I right-click, it can Copy Download Link, then I can paste somewhere to see it. But do I need a 3rd Party app or Extension to see the URL in Downloads?

Thanks for the help.

Asked by junkanoo 4 years ago

Last reply by junkanoo 4 years ago

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When trying to download, I get the message "An error occurred while loading the archive" What can I do to fix this?

Anything I download I get the message "An error occurred while loading the archive." I get the same message on anything I try to download, for example Itunes, just anythi… (read more)

Anything I download I get the message "An error occurred while loading the archive." I get the same message on anything I try to download, for example Itunes, just anything.

Asked by dobbiegirl 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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How can I make all downloads read-write?

I download a lot of images from a particular site that need to be rotated in Windows Photo Viewer. When they are downloaded, they are read only and does NOT allow me to… (read more)

I download a lot of images from a particular site that need to be rotated in Windows Photo Viewer. When they are downloaded, they are read only and does NOT allow me to rotate, so I have to go to the Downloads folder, right click, Properties, uncheck "read only".

I would like to be able to download the file and rotate without any additional actions.

Asked by rklockner 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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When trying to install with the linux package it never actually lets me get to the actul linux file to download it pls help !!

I am operaing a debian wheezy szstem which should be compatible with the linux download and I have iceweasel installed as well but ,when trying to install with the linux … (read more)

I am operaing a debian wheezy szstem which should be compatible with the linux download and I have iceweasel installed as well but ,when trying to install with the linux package it never actually lets me get to the actul linux file to download it pls help !!

Asked by callum1972 4 years ago

Last reply by guigs 4 years ago

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How can I assign a sound file to play at the completion of a file download?

I did have this working, but with the last upgrade of FF it seems to have been lost. I can not find where I can assign a sound file for FF to play on completion of a down… (read more)

I did have this working, but with the last upgrade of FF it seems to have been lost. I can not find where I can assign a sound file for FF to play on completion of a download. This is just a small nicety.

Asked by CAust 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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How to stop firefox from saving images as JFIF files?

Hi, Recently whenever I save an image in firefox to my desktop or a desired folder, the image is saved as a jfif file. This makes it complicated to upload images to my we… (read more)

Hi,

Recently whenever I save an image in firefox to my desktop or a desired folder, the image is saved as a jfif file. This makes it complicated to upload images to my website and I now need to convert all the files before I can use them. It doesn't matter if I "save as" or drag and drop, the result is the same. How can I stop this from happening? I don't want to switch browsers as I've always used firefox but this issue poses a major inconvenience for me when I'm working.

Asked by mike2701 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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When I download a file fom a website to the desktop, it appers in the folder but not on the desktop.

I have set in the "Options" for my downloaded files to go to the desktop and they used to go there. Now they go only to the Desktop folder and not the actual desktop *Wi… (read more)

I have set in the "Options" for my downloaded files to go to the desktop and they used to go there. Now they go only to the Desktop folder and not the actual desktop *Windows 10). ANy ideas, please? Thank you. vegasguy913@gmail.com

Asked by bob312 4 years ago

Last reply by bob312 4 years ago

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I can not delete downloaded file.

Firefox is holding file in open state. This is my workflow: 1. download file to hdd 2. try to delete file (or move) from hdd - Access denied. 3. Close Firefox 4. try to d… (read more)

Firefox is holding file in open state.

This is my workflow: 1. download file to hdd 2. try to delete file (or move) from hdd - Access denied. 3. Close Firefox 4. try to delete file - OK

The same is with upload file through Choose file button. Allways i must close Firefox before manipulation with used file.

Firefox - 48.0a2 (2016-05-10)

Thanx for answer. H.

Asked by Rampa 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago