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Firefox crashes when saving a file using the "Alsways ask me where..." download option, but NOT when using the default "Save files to..." download option.

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Firefox crashes when saving a file using the "Alsways ask me where..." download option, but NOT when using the default "Save files to..." download option.

My OS is XP-x64. The Firefox version I am on is 14.0.1 (July 2012, "FunnelCake").

The "C: \Documents and Setting\Downloads\" is the folder I used to try downloading the same file to via 2 different methods.

1) When this folder is set as the permanent download location, it works.

2) When I use the "Always ask me where.." download setting, and I select the same folder, the Firefox window completely disappears without any message at all !

I get the same result with (2) even if I already turned my VirusScan software off.

This same behavior persists after completely uninstalling and re-installing Firefox.

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Expert User

Re: Firefox crashes when saving a file using the "Alsways ask me where..." download option, but NOT when using the default "Save files to..." download option.

Hi,

You can try to right-click and Reset the browser.download.lastDir key in about:config.

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