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Firefox Always Wants to Open Files, Not Save

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I recently had to re-install my whole OS (Windows XP Professional) and re-download Firefox (3.6.12). Before this, Firefox not only remembered what folder I wanted something saved to, it also remembered my preference was to save and not open.

Whenever I would download something that couldn't be done by right-clicking (like a zipped video file), the "Save" option was always the choice that was checked. Now, the "Open" option is always checked and no matter how many times I choose save, Firefox just won't remember. I have looked all over "Tools/Options" and can find nothing that seems to relate to this problem.

Is there some setting I can change to get Firefox to always choose "Save" as the default? I do a lot of saving that cannot be done via right-clicking and it's incredibly annoying and time-consuming to have to repeatedly change the setting manually.

Thanks all.

I recently had to re-install my whole OS (Windows XP Professional) and re-download Firefox (3.6.12). Before this, Firefox not only remembered what folder I wanted something saved to, it also remembered my preference was to save and not open. Whenever I would download something that couldn't be done by right-clicking (like a zipped video file), the "Save" option was always the choice that was checked. Now, the "Open" option is always checked and no matter how many times I choose save, Firefox just won't remember. I have looked all over "Tools/Options" and can find nothing that seems to relate to this problem. Is there some setting I can change to get Firefox to always choose "Save" as the default? I do a lot of saving that cannot be done via right-clicking and it's incredibly annoying and time-consuming to have to repeatedly change the setting manually. Thanks all.

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First of all, update Firefox to 3.6.17 a.s.a.p. via Help | Check For Updates.

There was a security breach at Comodo which is an SSL certificate provider recently whereby a number of fraudulent certificates were inadvertently issued. These allow a hacker to impersonate any site including online banking and the Firefox version you're running at the moment will not warn you that the site is a fake. The fraudulent certificates were blacklisted in v3.6.17 and beyond.

The setting you're looking for is listed in Tools | Options | General, in the centre menu. You can specify there where you want to save the files to.

See also General Menu


Please also visit the Plugins Check page and update where necessary.

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Thanks for the help, Xircal. I had no idea my security was in such danger. I appreciate the tip.

Immediately after posting this, I discovered that the version of Firefox I was running had decided to stop playing nice with the Google Mail, so I updated to the new 4.0.1. It fixed the problems I was starting to have with Google Mail immediately. I'm hoping it will fix my downloading difficulties as well.

As for my original difficulty, I wasn't having a problem naming a folder to save to. I could do that easily enough. I was just tired of constantly having to tell Firefox to save instead of open every time. Before I re-installed, Firefox always remembered my preference was to save. Anyway, I'm hoping the updated Firefox will fix the problem.

Thanks again.

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The default setting for downloads is "Save File" and "Cancel". There shouldn't be an option to open it. See screenshot.

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Sorry. I guess I'm not being clear. I was referring to saves that cannot be performed with right-clicking. See the following screenshots. The first is an example of a web-page I might be saving from where right-clicking isn't allowed, and the second is the option box I've been referring to.

So sorry for the confusion, Xircal.

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Go to Tools | Options | Applications.

Change the setting to "Save File" for the file type in question.

Generally speaking though, after you choose to "Save" for a particular file type, it should retain that setting on subsequent occasions.