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Firefox attempts to open downloaded file with an application not specified in options

In fact, there's no application specified in the Applications section under Files and Applications (my profile is new, so the table listing applications for specific cont… (read more)

In fact, there's no application specified in the Applications section under Files and Applications (my profile is new, so the table listing applications for specific content is empty). Nevertheless, Firefox attempts to open file (.csv, .txt) using SDM (which is Secure Download Manager). This seems to be strange behavior (at least) because SDM is not specified in the Windows 7 default programs, too. So how Firefox guesses which program should be used? Appropriate description in support section (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file) does not consider such a case. How it is possible?

Asked by witrak() 1 year ago

Last reply by witrak() 1 year ago

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How to enable the "automatic rename" function for downloads?

I need to download many files, named 1.docx, 1.png, 10.jpg to the same directory. Each time FF asks me to rename manually those thousands of files, while other browsers s… (read more)

I need to download many files, named 1.docx, 1.png, 10.jpg to the same directory. Each time FF asks me to rename manually those thousands of files, while other browsers support automatic rename, saving files as 1(1).docx etc. How can I enable this function? I disagree to believe that it wasn't yet implemented.

Asked by Doctor_SS 1 year ago

Last reply by Doctor_SS 1 year ago

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Did Firefox 73.0 stop downlaod "ask me" for file location option?

I have seen that 73.0 has caused some major problems for some. Since I installed 73.0 (64-bit) however, I have only one problem but it has a high impact on my use of Fire… (read more)

I have seen that 73.0 has caused some major problems for some. Since I installed 73.0 (64-bit) however, I have only one problem but it has a high impact on my use of Firefox. The setting for downloads was not changed and remained set correctly for "Ask me for file location" which has worked daily previously on previous Firefox versions. I have tried to change the setting to a specific file location and then change back to no avail. The specific location works fine but returning to the "ask me" option does not change anything. Not sure what to try or do to proceed...

Asked by RonK 8 months ago

Answered by RonK 8 months ago

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ctrl-I >> media >> save as

under " tools >> page info " (ie, ctrl-i) when you save an item, and that filename already exists, can we have (an option) to automatically add (2), (3), (4) (and s… (read more)

under " tools >> page info " (ie, ctrl-i)

when you save an item, and that filename already exists, can we have (an option) to automatically add (2), (3), (4) (and so on) to the saved file? (ie, not over write it, but to save as 'next number')

at the moment, if you don't manually add a number, it's "overwrite file yes/no". it would be convenient to have (an option) to automatically add filename (number).ext

Asked by quartz 7 months ago

Last reply by RobertJ 6 months ago

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How to set Firefox to keep part files on failed download?

Hello, Is there a way to make Firefox keep .part files when the download fails because of network error? My 3GB slow download just got interrupted in half and fully lost.… (read more)

Hello, Is there a way to make Firefox keep .part files when the download fails because of network error? My 3GB slow download just got interrupted in half and fully lost. Thanks.

Asked by mvolf 7 months ago

Last reply by ZDOG 5 months ago

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download stuck

so i was downloading a movie about 12.5 gb size and after six hours at the last moment it got stuck and i couldnt download it i restarted my pc and resumed download but i… (read more)

so i was downloading a movie about 12.5 gb size and after six hours at the last moment it got stuck and i couldnt download it i restarted my pc and resumed download but it didnt work it just gets stuck when time left to download is 1min50s and the disk usage goes up to 100 % .

Asked by Nobody 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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New versions of Firefox are very slow for download speeds. 50% of what is available from my provider. Safari is at 100%. Is this from security and filters ?

Recently updated to the latest 2 versions and Firefox is failing download speed wise. Upload speeds are what they should be. I have ran speed tests from multiple sources… (read more)

Recently updated to the latest 2 versions and Firefox is failing download speed wise. Upload speeds are what they should be. I have ran speed tests from multiple sources and all return a similar range - 40-60Mbps. My provider speed is 100Mbps. I have run the same tests with Safari and it is operating at 100% speed wise. Are new security features and / or tracking filters responsible for this slow down ?

Asked by bobbymacbean 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Downloads start, then keep failing

Hi. I am downloading Quicktime files (QT) from our advertising server. I work in the media industry. I love Firefox, but now that the "DOWNTHEMALL" extension has been mad… (read more)

Hi. I am downloading Quicktime files (QT) from our advertising server. I work in the media industry. I love Firefox, but now that the "DOWNTHEMALL" extension has been made redundant, I try to use built in download. This starts my downloads, but they keep failing. How can I diagnose what the issue is? The download folder is an attached hard drive with 4TB of capacity, all other browsers on my laptop have no issues downloading files to it (Brave, Chrome, Safari), only Firefox fails at around 50 to 60% mark. What's up?

Asked by Johnny Baptista 6 months ago

Last reply by Eve 6 months ago

Lates Upgrade (the last two days) not downloading zip or jpg files

I teach at James Madison University and must download zip and jpg files for instruction. Sometime within the last 48 hours, Firefox would not download any jpg or zip file… (read more)

I teach at James Madison University and must download zip and jpg files for instruction. Sometime within the last 48 hours, Firefox would not download any jpg or zip files. For years now, this has never been an issue. The tab indicates connecting, the grey shadow passes through the tab and then nothing. I have tried this at different academic sites and the same happens. There is no problem downloading zip or jpg files using Chrome. What happened and how to fix it?

Asked by maddoxarthistory 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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Find a file that downloaded with Firefox but Firefox says the file moved or deleted

Hello , recently I wanted to download a file from the internet , so I clicked on the download link , and Firefox download manager show two options that are OPEN or SAVE ,… (read more)

Hello , recently I wanted to download a file from the internet , so I clicked on the download link , and Firefox download manager show two options that are OPEN or SAVE , I mistakenly clicked on OPEN and the download process started , after the download finished the downloaded file opened in temp directory and I closed it , next time that I wanted to open the downloaded file it wasn’t in the download folder and the Firefox download tab said that the file moved or deleted ,So my question is that is there a way to locate this file ? , I checked the Temp file but I couldn’t find it , if there is a way to find this file , please tell me .

Thanks for your time .

Asked by Darlin 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

Failure of download

Hello, Since yesterday, I've installed Windows 10 Pro, and when I download files with Firefox, it downloads for like 5 seconds and after that it says "Failure" (I don't k… (read more)

Hello,

Since yesterday, I've installed Windows 10 Pro, and when I download files with Firefox, it downloads for like 5 seconds and after that it says "Failure" (I don't know the word in english but in french it's "échec") I tried every solution on the help page of Firefox, can you help me please !

Asked by travo2corse 4 months ago

Last reply by Aashish Kumar 4 months 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 3 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 3 months ago