Whenever I try to download a file (I'm downloading YouTube videos for video editing), instead of appearing in my Downloads folder, the file is sent to /tmp/, which means I cannot use it for editing and the file is soon unusable.

How can I convert my Firefox browser to put my downloads in the Downloads folder?

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    Have you checked the preference of firefox in General Tab?
    – Anwar
    Aug 26, 2016 at 6:01

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In Firefox there is Preferences under menu tab. Go to there and check to which folder go the downloaded files.

Is this your problem? Does it happed only for video files or for every downloaded file?

Firefox preferences

  • It is strange because sometimes my files download normally, whereas video files tend to only download as temporary files. I want to download videos permanently onto my drive.
    – ShrekChan
    Aug 26, 2016 at 16:05
  • Just for a try whenever you download video , just check radio button as "Always ask me where to save file" as I have shown in screen-shot. Aug 29, 2016 at 6:10

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