Downloading an executable with Selenium and Firefox Automatically

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I'm using Selenium Web Driver and C# to automate automatically downloading an executable when I click on a link in Firefox.

FirefoxProfile profile = new FirefoxProfile();

profile.AcceptUntrustedCertificates = true;

profile.SetPreference("browser.download.folderList", 2);

profile.SetPreference("browser.download.manager.showWhenStarting", false);

profile.SetPreference("browser.download.dir", "c:\\Test");

profile.SetPreference("browser.helperApps.alwaysAsk.force", false);

profile.SetPreference("browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk", "application/octet-stream");

IWebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver(profile);

When I click the link, it still shows the Save dialog, but it does save it to my Test folder if I click Save. I'm using Firefox 21. How do I ensure the Save dialog doesn't appear and the download happens automatically?

Jun 29, 2018 in Selenium by Martin
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Below will help:

When you create your driver:

FirefoxProfile profile = new FirefoxProfile();

profile.setPreference("browser.download.manager.alertOnEXEOpen", false);

profile.setPreference("browser.download.manager.closeWhenDone", true);

profile.setPreference("browser.download.manager.focusWhenStarting", false);

profile.setPreference("browser.download.manager.showWhenStarting",false);

profile.setPreference("browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk","application/x-msdownload");

FirefoxDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver(profile)
answered Jun 29, 2018 by Samarpit
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