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Can't open or download files properly anymore

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I accidentally used wrong disk when downloading a big file. So my primary disk, where I'm running OS became 100% full. Then I removed this big file, checked that disk is not full anymore, and tried to download again, this time choosing the right disk, but now the Firefox internal file browser, where we open files, and select folder to download is broken, pointing wrong location when selecting disk/folders. I tried restarting OS, reinstalling firefox, but it's internal file browser is still broken. In Chrome it's ok, in system file explorer is ok, problem occur only with Firefox. I'm using Pop!_OS 22.04.

Is there a way I can reset this internal file browser to work properly again?

I accidentally used wrong disk when downloading a big file. So my primary disk, where I'm running OS became 100% full. Then I removed this big file, checked that disk is not full anymore, and tried to download again, this time choosing the right disk, but now the Firefox internal file browser, where we open files, and select folder to download is broken, pointing wrong location when selecting disk/folders. I tried restarting OS, reinstalling firefox, but it's internal file browser is still broken. In Chrome it's ok, in system file explorer is ok, problem occur only with Firefox. I'm using Pop!_OS 22.04. Is there a way I can reset this internal file browser to work properly again?

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Interesting... Show the issue with screenshots or screenrecord and post it online for all to see.

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What files or folders did you remove when you cleaned up?

Maybe check the browser.download prefs on the the about:config page.

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Change the "Save files to" location in settings.

Download locations are remember per site, you can clear them by clearing "Site settings" (Ctrl+Shift+Delete) which clears all site permissions and exceptions. You can do this for one site by right-clicking a site in History (Ctrl+H) and choosing "Forget About This Site".

You can disable this by creating browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite (Boolean) with value false in about:config.