If you are experiencing Firefox download problem, in which case the Download window no longer shows up when performing download and "Save Page As" is no longer saving any web pages, your Firefox configuration file might have been corrupted.
I had this problem for almost three months now. I have tried almost anything that I can think of: clean install, messing around settings in Options, removing themes and extensions. None of which have worked. Problem persists until recently I ran into a site which is trying to solve exactly the same problem. It turns out my Firefox download configuration file, downloads.rdf, is corrupted.
The solution is really easy:
Just delete the file downloads.rdf and restart Firefox. A new downloads.rdf will be generated.
The location to donwload.rdf is:
C:\Documents and Settings\YourUserName\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxx\
- xxxxxx is the folder that holds your Firefox personal files. There might be more than one, you have to find yours.
- The Documents and Settings folder might locate at a different hard drive other than C:.
- If you can't find Application Data folder, you might need to enable "Show hidden files and folders" for your explorer.
I have been searching the solution for this problem for the past three months, on and off, mindlessly. Thought the solution is remarkable simple, finding it is what killing me. I want to help to increase the exposure of this solution. For this reason, voilà, I wrote this post.