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How can I make Firefox replace a previously downloaded file by a new download?

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When downloading an (updated) file, i.e. a csv list, Firefox adds a number like "(1)" to the filename. How can I force Firefox to replace the file under the original name. The reason for this is that I access the file from a EXCEL Power Query pointing to the original name. In Chrome this can be achieved by an addon. Thanks for help

When downloading an (updated) file, i.e. a csv list, Firefox adds a number like "(1)" to the filename. How can I force Firefox to replace the file under the original name. The reason for this is that I access the file from a EXCEL Power Query pointing to the original name. In Chrome this can be achieved by an addon. Thanks for help
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This seems to be impossible in Firefox...

This seems to be impossible in Firefox...
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the-edmeister
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Did you look for an extension with that functionality for Firefox? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

Did you look for an extension with that functionality for Firefox? https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
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Of course an extension would be helpful. That is the way Google Chrome solves the problem. But I would prefer to stick to Firefox...

Of course an extension would be helpful. That is the way Google Chrome solves the problem. But I would prefer to stick to Firefox...
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the-edmeister
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Sorry, Firefox doesn't have a built-in feature like that. The feature that Firefox does have is adding that serial number for same name downloaded files.

Sorry, Firefox doesn't have a built-in feature like that. The feature that Firefox does have is adding that serial number for same name downloaded files.
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Yes, I know that Firefox has not built-in feature. That is why I hoped there was an add-on like for Chrome. But I could not find any such add-on. A pity.

Yes, I know that Firefox has not built-in feature. That is why I hoped there was an add-on like for Chrome. But I could not find any such add-on. A pity.
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cor-el
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Firefox only adds a number if you download and save the file automatically. If you select the 'ask' choice for downloading files then you can replace/overwrite the current file. If you would always overwrite a file without asking for a confirmation then this would easily lead to dataloss.

Firefox only adds a number if you download and save the file automatically. If you select the 'ask' choice for downloading files then you can replace/overwrite the current file. If you would always overwrite a file without asking for a confirmation then this would easily lead to dataloss.
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