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Although I set Firefox to ask me where to save a doanloaded file it always gave me a default directory of ..\Downloads. Sometime ago I downloaded a file to a different (..\Microsoft) directory and since then it became the default one. No matter how many times I download files to the \download directory, the displayed default is always ..\Microsoft. How do I change it back so the default directory is ..\Downloads. (In Firefox setting it is set to ask me where to save the file)

Although I set Firefox to ask me where to save a doanloaded file it always gave me a default directory of ..\Downloads. Sometime ago I downloaded a file to a different (..\Microsoft) directory and since then it became the default one. No matter how many times I download files to the \download directory, the displayed default is always ..\Microsoft. How do I change it back so the default directory is ..\Downloads. (In Firefox setting it is set to ask me where to save the file)

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Current Firefox versions remember the download directory based upon the URL, so if the URL changes then the default folder may be chosen if there hasn't been selected a download folder before for that server.
You can disable this feature to remember the download directory via the Boolean pref browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite on the about:config page.
The browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite pref doesn't exist by default (it is a hidden pref), so you need to create it.
Create a new Boolean pref with the name browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite and set the value to false.

You may have to clear the "Site Preferences" via Clear Recent History to remove already stored data.