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Why does Firefox fail to download files properly ?

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Hi On at least 6 occasions when I have used Firefox for downloading, it fails to download files correctly, what happens after about 3 minutes is an error message saying Failed I generally enjoy using Firefox but it cannot be viewed reliable. Opera on the other hand does the same file download perfectly. The file was from Sourceforge a iso image file of 667Mb Firefox managed just 42.2Mb before failing. Some more work is needed to make downloads comparable in reliability to Opera

My operating system is linux Mint 17.1 xfce

Cheers / Chris

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First check to make sure that there is nothing blocking the downloads ie: Firewall:

Then try these troubleshooting tips:

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First check to make sure that there is nothing blocking the downloads ie: Firewall:

Then try these troubleshooting tips:

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That generic response is garbage. those links DON'T work!!! I am on Windows 7 and downloads randomly fail. usually immediately after trying to save. hitting the retry never works. I have done those links dozens of times in the 2+ years this has been a problem across 5 machines.

I HATE when people give a generic 'one size fits all' answer because 99.99% of the time, those are completely unrelated and/or have already been tried. we wouldn't post to help boards if those links actually worked