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Firefox recovery files found in trash

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I found a folder in my trash bin named "Recovery files" with files titled "(A Document Being Saved By FirefoxCP 120)".

I did not move this file in the trash. It's 09.14.18 today; looking into the folder, I noticed that it began saving files starting at 09.09.18.

Can someone explain what's happening?

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This seems to be a temp folder that is used as an intermediate to store a file while downloading. Once the download has finished then the file should be moved to its final destination and renamed. When anything goes wrong then the file will stay in this folder. Also make sure to give Firefox enough time to close completely before powering down the computer.

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Some users are seeing this every day and seem to have empty folders or Flash files (settings.sxx), but I don't have enough information to explain why Firefox wasn't able to clean that all up when it shut down: In my trash I see Documents being saved by firefox these are empty.

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I've also started getting the same Recovered Files folders in my trash in the past couple of days, each with over 40 sub-folders (all titled "(A Document Being Saved By FirefoxCP), each of those containing a single 0-byte file titled either settings.sxx or mylocalsave.sxx. I'm using FF62 on OSX 10.9.5.

As I said, this just started happening over the past couple of days. Never saw it before now. I updated to FF62 some time ago, so it wouldn't seem to be associated with that.

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This also started for me once I went onto FF62 (OSX 10.13.6 which is the lastest version). I proved that it was FF62 by going back to FF61 for a few days and the problem went away.

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If aThorzdad2 said

I've also started getting the same Recovered Files folders in my trash in the past couple of days, each with over 40 sub-folders (all titled "(A Document Being Saved By FirefoxCP), each of those containing a single 0-byte file titled either settings.sxx or mylocalsave.sxx. I'm using FF62 on OSX 10.9.5.

The file name "settings.sxx" is associated with the Flash plugin. Not sure about the other one. I don't know why the combination of Firefox 62 + recent Flash has this new problem.

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I uninstalled Shockwave and went back to version 30.0.0.134 (released on July 10th 2018) but stayed on FF 62.0.2 but still had the same problem.

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The problem is solved with FF 62.0.3