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webgyrl
 
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Post Posted February 7th, 2007, 2:49 pm

Hi,

I just got a new system and installed Firefox (because it IS the best browser!).

I'm having a strange problem with Downloads not showing up in the downloads box when they are done. They just get cleared out and I can't manage them. Does anyone know how to fix this? Basically I want the download history/list to stay until I clear it.

Thanks!

webgyrl
 
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Post Posted February 7th, 2007, 2:56 pm

Hmm, I just read something about deleting downloads.rdf. But it's not in the profile folder like the support doc said it would be.

I even tried uninstalling and re-installing Firefox, but that doesn't work. (tho i didn't delete the folder for Firefox on my drive cuz there were some addons in there that I didn't want to loose)

Any ideas?

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Post Posted February 7th, 2007, 4:22 pm

I hate stating the obvious, but did you set your download default to CLEAR finished downloads? :?

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Post Posted February 7th, 2007, 5:45 pm

And are you sure you got the profile location right? <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/support/firefox/profile#locate">Locating your profile</a>

Alice

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Post Posted February 7th, 2007, 6:20 pm

Alice Wyman

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Post Posted February 8th, 2007, 8:09 am

Sholix wrote:I hate stating the obvious, but did you set your download default to CLEAR finished downloads? :?


Yah it was checked. How it got checked I have no idea... but I found it and fixed it.

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2009, 3:05 am

I am having same problem. Everything was fine until latest update of Firefox. I am also almost computer illiterate. Where do I go to 'set download default to CLEAR finished downloads' ?

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2009, 1:34 pm

This is the preference in about:config: browser.download.manager.retention
Reference: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Downlo ... references

Gingerbread Man

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Post Posted September 22nd, 2009, 9:38 pm

  1. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
  2. Press the big button to bypass the warning.
  3. In the Filter: bar, paste browser.download.manager.retention
  4. In the search results, double-click browser.download.manager.retention
  5. In the dialog window that opens, type 1 if you want downloads to be cleared when you exit Firefox, or 2 if you want downloads to never be cleared, then press the OK button.

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