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Extra download in Downloads folder every time I download

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A few weeks ago, every time I downloaded an attachment from Gmail, I would tell Firefox where to put the file, but I would always get an extra copy in my Downloads folder that I would have to delete.

About 4 weeks after that (after a Firefox update, I think), Firefox stopped doing this unwanted behavior.

Now (after a recent update, I think), it started doing it again.

Why is it doing this? How do I get it to stop this unwanted behavior?

A few weeks ago, every time I downloaded an attachment from Gmail, I would tell Firefox where to put the file, but I would always get an extra copy in my Downloads folder that I would have to delete. About 4 weeks after that (after a Firefox update, I think), Firefox stopped doing this unwanted behavior. Now (after a recent update, I think), it started doing it again. Why is it doing this? How do I get it to stop this unwanted behavior?

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You can set browser.download.start_downloads_in_tmp_dir = true to revert to the previous behavior to use the OS temp folder.

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I accept the risk!" to continue.

Modified by cor-el

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I did as you suggested, but I'm still getting the extra download in my Downloads folder.

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