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Post Posted February 3rd, 2023, 10:19 pm

I posted on this several hours ago, lost I guess. Why is my Firefox 104+ saving in two places? I want to save downloads in the directory of my choice. In the past 103 releases of Firefox checking

x Always ask you where to save files

always countermanded "Save files to"

Now it saves BOTH places.

I hate this. Please help.

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Post Posted February 6th, 2023, 8:16 am

I can't reproduce the bug. I downloaded a zip file from GitHub with the following settings. Firefox saved the zip file in only one location.

Save files to [C:]

[check] Always ask you where to save files

Firefox 109.0
Windows 10 Pro 21H2 32-bit

Does the same thing happen if you launch the program in Mozilla Troubleshooting mode?

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Post Posted February 7th, 2023, 10:39 am

Where is "both places"?

One is where you want it to go.
The other is where?

Not sure where FF is these days, or was in the past, but possible a file was first downloaded to a place like %TMP%, then after the file completed it's download, it would have been moved (or not) to your wanted location.
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