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Downloads show in downloads window, but disappear from window as soon as finished downloading.

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I start a download (say, CCleaner from filehippo.com). The firefox "downloads window" opens and the file appears, downloads, virus scans, but then it just disappears. I'm left with an empty "downloads window". The downloaded file is in my downloads folder and I have to run it from there.

It never did this before and changing settings in OPTIONS or disabling ADD-ONS has no effect.

I start a download (say, CCleaner from filehippo.com). The firefox "downloads window" opens and the file appears, downloads, virus scans, but then it just disappears. I'm left with an empty "downloads window". The downloaded file is in my downloads folder and I have to run it from there. It never did this before and changing settings in OPTIONS or disabling ADD-ONS has no effect.

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See:

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history" > "Remember download history"

Also check the Clear Recent History (and CCleaner) settings if you use it.

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See:

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > Firefox will: "Use custom settings for history" > "Remember download history"

Also check the Clear Recent History (and CCleaner) settings if you use it.

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Thanks! That was it!

I guess they're serious about "Don't remember download history." I had no idea that meant it would erase the history immediately and I wouldn't even be able to see it myself!  :-(