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When I try to save an email attached file, the file name is automatically convertied to "attachment.ashx" although the correct file type is recognized. How do I retain the original file name?

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This problem occurred after the most recent update to firefox 8.0. After right clicking on the attached file, I click on save link as. The correct file type is recognized. However the file name is converted to "attachment.ashx". When I rename the file, it downloads properly and is opened by the appropriate program. However, I should not have to rename each downloaded file. In particular, this is happening with Word files and with Scientific Notebook (.tex) files.

This problem occurred after the most recent update to firefox 8.0. After right clicking on the attached file, I click on save link as. The correct file type is recognized. However the file name is converted to "attachment.ashx". When I rename the file, it downloads properly and is opened by the appropriate program. However, I should not have to rename each downloaded file. In particular, this is happening with Word files and with Scientific Notebook (.tex) files.

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Cor-el, thank you for your advice. I was able to navigate to my Profile Folder and I deleted the mimeTypes.rdf file. I then closed Firefox and restarted it. The problem was still there, and I found that the mimeTypes.rdf file had been re-created.

I tried your second suggestion, but the files you mentioned were not present so there was nothing to reset.

Any other suggestions?