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Windows 7: I cant download files with firefox

26 Oct 2019   #1
Dynentan

Win7
 
 
I cant download files with firefox

If i try to download a file from firefox, it will save it as a binary file, and split it into two files. I cant open either of these files. I have to use chrome just to download files with. I do not want to use chrome. Please help.


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26 Oct 2019   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Dynentan,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dynentan View Post
If i try to download a file from firefox, it will save it as a binary file, and split it into two files. I cant open either of these files. I have to use chrome just to download files with. I do not want to use chrome.
Is it a certain type of file [.exe, .png, etc], or ALL files?
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26 Oct 2019   #3
Dynentan

Win7
 
 

well i havent tested it, but it failed to download my nvidia drivers, which is an exe file.. chrome has no issues
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26 Oct 2019   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dynentan View Post
If i try to download a file from firefox, it will save it as a binary file, and split it into two files. I cant open either of these files. I have to use chrome just to download files with. I do not want to use chrome. Please help.

You want to download a file from Firefox or download a file with Firefox?

Did you try to download Firefox installation file and reinstall it over the existent one?
Download the Firefox Browser in English (US) and more than 90 other languages
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26 Oct 2019   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If the downloader is not happy, nobody is happy. I recommend installing IDM/Internet Download Manager, let it run all your browsers. And, set IDM to download binary, I found that setting to be the most stable. Chrome, Firefox, msIE, Opera, etc., all have normally functioning built-in downloaders -- however, it was my choice to just fuss with one downloader, hence the pay-for-once IDM. I think there might be a free IDM, I haven't checked.
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26 Oct 2019   #6
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
If the downloader is not happy, nobody is happy. I recommend installing IDM/Internet Download Manager, let it run all your browsers. And, set IDM to download binary, I found that setting to be the most stable. Chrome, Firefox, msIE, Opera, etc., all have normally functioning built-in downloaders -- however, it was my choice to just fuss with one downloader, hence the pay-for-once IDM. I think there might be a free IDM, I haven't checked.

you can use Free Download Manager (name of software), other than odd hanging issues at times - never had any issue with downloads. I've used lots of paid download managers in the past, performance of FDM is not bad compared with any paid one out in the market
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26 Oct 2019   #7
Dynentan

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
You want to download a file from Firefox or download a file with Firefox?

Did you try to download Firefox installation file and reinstall it over the existent one?
Download the Firefox Browser in English (US) and more than 90 other languages

yes, tried that many times


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
If the downloader is not happy, nobody is happy. I recommend installing IDM/Internet Download Manager, let it run all your browsers. And, set IDM to download binary, I found that setting to be the most stable. Chrome, Firefox, msIE, Opera, etc., all have normally functioning built-in downloaders -- however, it was my choice to just fuss with one downloader, hence the pay-for-once IDM. I think there might be a free IDM, I haven't checked.

i dont want to use many browsers, and i certainly dont want to use a program to download files.. what i want is firefox to download files the same way as in chrome
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26 Oct 2019   #8
goodlad

windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dynentan View Post
i dont want to use many browsers, and i certainly dont want to use a program to download files.. what i want is firefox to download files the same way as in chrome

I can't help you with your problem - as I have never encountered it before but usually I just copy the download link & use download manager - some browsers refuse to download certain files & for files which are larger than 200mb.


In general external download managers speed up downloads compared to the default download manager provided by the browsers.
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26 Oct 2019   #9
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Are you sure you're not infected?
Do you have add on(s)?

Try to uninstall Firefox and then install it again.
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26 Oct 2019   #10
Dynentan

Win7
 
 

yes.. of course
i have tried uninstalling it many times
i use adblock, popup blocker and cookie blocker.. thats mostly it

its a problem with firefox.. it splits your download into two files, then fails to download them
someone who knows about this problem is appriciated
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