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Post Posted February 27th, 2018, 12:16 pm

I am running Windows 10, firefox 58.0.2 (64-bit).
Ive just upgraded my system, motherboard cpu graphics card etc
Now I find that when I save something, firefox no longer remembers the location where I last saved. ](*,)

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Post Posted February 27th, 2018, 12:53 pm

Did you check the setting for that in Firefox? Tools->Options->Files and Applications->check the "Save files to" and select a target?

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Post Posted February 27th, 2018, 2:56 pm

I Have "Always ask you where to save files" because I save to different folders all the time. But it just keeps going back to downloads.

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Post Posted February 27th, 2018, 8:04 pm

In the location bar, enter about:config then press Enter. In the search field, enter "browser.download.useDownloadDir" (without the quotation marks). Make sure that setting is set to "False". If it is not, double click on the displayed entry to toggle it to false. Close and relaunch Firefox and see if the problem is resolved.

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Post Posted February 28th, 2018, 1:34 pm

Yes it is false but sitll keeps going to download folder

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Post Posted February 28th, 2018, 3:14 pm

Have you tried starting Firefox in Mozilla Safe Mode? http://kb.mozillazine.org/Safe_mode
If no improvement using Safe Mode, do you have the same problem if you create a new profile and test it with no extensions or non-default themes installed?
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager
and
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_ne ... on_Windows

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Post Posted February 28th, 2018, 6:07 pm

Are you using Private Browsing mode or are you using "Clear history when Firefox closes" to clear the Site Preferences?

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Post Posted March 1st, 2018, 9:44 am

I dont have Private browsing on.
I do have "Clear history when Firefox closes" on

It is a fresh windows 10 install and a fresh firefox installating and mozbackup used to install info

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Post Posted March 1st, 2018, 10:03 am

Also in safe mode it doesnt appear to happen, but if I turn off all addons in normal mode it still happens

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Post Posted March 8th, 2018, 12:37 pm

Any suggestions anyone?

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Post Posted March 8th, 2018, 2:16 pm

If the issue is not there using Safe Mode, do you have the same problem if you create a new profile and test it with no extensions or non-default themes installed?
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Profile_Manager
and
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Creating_a_ne ... on_Windows

If not, you can migrate data from the old profile to the new -- http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_ ... _-_Firefox

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