cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

Highlighted
New User

firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

Firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager since FF 16 and now update to 17 still same issue... check the show downloads and the rest even resting the download folder..

15 REPLIES
Expert User

Re: firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

Hi,

You can update Firefox to the latest: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/

or via Firefox Help (Alt + H) > About Firefox.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/update/

Please also make sure that Remember my browsing history and download history is enabled in Tools (Alt + T) > Options > Privacy, and also, if Clear history when Firefox closes is enabled, click Settings and deselect Download History.

If problems persist, you can also try deleting downloads.sqlite in the Firefox Profile Folder after exiting Firefox.

To open the profile folder via Firefox: Help (Alt + H) > Troubleshooting Information > Show Folder.

Firefox Profile Folder & Files

If the settings adjustment fails, you can reset Firefox and start afresh. The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.


Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

Did this fix your problems? Please report back to us!

Site Moderator

Re: firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

You have a corrupted user agent that identifies you as Firefox/10.

  • Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:10.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0

See:

New User

Re: firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

nothing working still when the download finished it get removed from the downloads window...

Trying to avoid a reset :/

Thanks a lot for the adivces though, tried them all

Site Moderator

Re: firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

Can you confirm that you remember downloads?

  • Tools > Options > Privacy > History: "Remember download history"

Are they also absent in the download manager while downloading?

Do you see all downloads in the Downloads folder in the Bookmarks and History Manager (Library)?

  • History > Show All History

Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem (switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance).

  • Do not click the Reset button on the Safe mode start window or otherwise make changes.
New User

Re: firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

I can see the files while being downloaded only when they are done.. they disappear

New User

Re: firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

that s the image

2012-11-23-02-38-50-a093be.png
New User

Re: firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

disabled all add-dons still the same issue.

Site Moderator

Re: firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

Do you see the downloaded files in the Downloads folder in the History Manager (Library)?

  • History > Show All History
New User

Re: firefox Downloads not visible in Download Manager sinze FF 16

cor-el yes I do see the downloads in History > Show All History