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Windows 7: Save location is limited to desktop, how do I change.

03 Jul 2016   #1
brooke212

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Save location is limited to desktop, how do I change.

Hello, When I save something, it automatically goes to the desktop. There is no other location to save.
Each item saved has 2 files with the same name. One has the Mozilla icon, the other a folder with the name.
How do I save to my computer and not the desktop?
How do I move the items from the desktop. Please?
I have included on item that is on the desktop




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03 Jul 2016   #2
torchwood

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Hi Brooke,
open Tools in Mozilla >> Options >>select General >> change the download destination from there,
It can be specific, ie desktop or Ask me Everytime.

Roy
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03 Jul 2016   #3
brooke212

Windows7 home
 
 
Save location is limited to desktop.

Hi Roy,

Thanks. I checked the Firefox and have included what I saw.
Perhaps I misunderstood, but I have no options here as to where to save.
When I went to the Downloads file, nothing is there.
It is all in Desktop. This is recent.
I included a few snippets, including the Save As Page. Maybe something is missing there?

I appreciate your help.


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03 Jul 2016   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Brooke,
Try switching it to the ask me every time option, (just click on it), so the blue dot is there.
Close Firefox restart
select anything you want to download Does it give you a choice, save to (browse ??).

If not then i suspect that the FF install is corrupt
To Reset it Tools >> options >> troubleshoot >> reset.

Roy
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03 Jul 2016   #5
brooke212

Windows7 home
 
 

Hi Roy,

That did not seem to work.
When I went to reset FF, I do not have troubleshooting as an option.
Thank you
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03 Jul 2016   #6
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

In that case,
Can you Download PaleMoon, its an off shoot browser of Firefox, i run it myself.
Set it up like you have FF, (nearly exactly the same option set-up screens).
Try a download from that if that works then it points to FF being corrupt.

Then use Revo Unistaller to totally remove FF.

Reboot.

Download a complete version of FF >>> not a STUB << use this link
Completely clean install firefox, no offers | Firefox Support Forum | Mozilla Support

Set up Firefox and try a download.
Remove PaleMoon if you want.

Roy
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03 Jul 2016   #7
brooke212

Windows7 home
 
 

Hi Roy,

Thanks for your help. I am able to save them to a documents folder.
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03 Jul 2016   #8
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Another option you could have used is clicking Help \ Troubleshooting Information. Under Give Firefox a tune up click Refresh Firefox. This should fix most issues that you'll have with FF.
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