Firefox downloads 0 byte files

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Post Posted February 27th, 2018, 5:32 pm

I am having an issue with Firefox randomly but frequently downloading 0 byte PNG files. 35 out of the 55 last files I tried to download, I had to redownload some multiple times because of this 0 byte problem.

I Googled the problem but only a really old bug that has long been marked resolved came up. There is literally nothing recent about this problem.


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Post Posted March 2nd, 2018, 10:45 am

Links to these files that come down as 0's?

Do you have browser cache disabled?

So when a 0 comes down, a subsequent attempt may or may not actually get the file?
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20110420 SeaMonkey/2.0.14 Pinball CopyURL+ FetchTextURL FlashGot NoScript


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Post Posted March 4th, 2018, 7:45 am

What security software do you have?

You can get such issues if your security software prevents Firefox from copying a .part temp file to the final destination file.

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