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arizuka

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Um, not really an urgent problem, just kind of annoying. Firefox randomly fails at downloading things. It just says "unknown error, save to a different location". Something like that. But switching locations doesn't do any good, and a lot of the times, I just have to retry and then it works.

I recently reformatted and added a lot of security software I didn't have before. I also have the Yahoo edition of Firefox.
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Major Payne

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Suggest you do a clean uninstall and never install the Yahoo version again and get the REAL Firefox 3 from Mozilla. Yahoo version is geared for Yahoo and has some compatibility problems with other software.
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hahaha... :)

well anyway, I did that, but it's still doing it. the weird thing is though, i went and checked on the rar file I'd downloaded and well, it was all there. i just had to rename the extension to .rar and it unzipped and everything. so, uh, i dunno. because it had failed to download a program just earlier.
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You need the proper program to auto-unzip *.rar files. Most will do it for you, like 7-Zip or ZipGenius...all free. Have you got FF options set to always download to a specific download folder? Setting this options is usually best, Then you can always go to FF's Tools and select Downloads and open the file from the Downloads popup window.

Edited by Major Payne, 08 December 2008 - 07:32 PM.

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