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7/9/18
Original Poster
Calum Medlock

No option to disable auto opening downloads

This is annoying the fuck out of me because I do not want to open each download automatically so I went to look for online solution and the setting they mentioned does not exist.
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JASMINDER SINGH NAGI
7/10/18
JASMINDER SINGH NAGI

The <chrome root>/User Data/Default/Preferences file is a JSON file containing all Chrome settings. The following data can be found in it:

"download": {
   "extensions_to_open": "jpg",
}

Remove the extension from the setting:

"download": {
   "extensions_to_open": "",
}

But remember to completely close chrome before doing this also kill every chrome process from task manager too.

Diana - Community Specialist
7/10/18
Diana - Community Specialist
Hi Calum and Jasminder,

Thanks for reaching out to the Google Chrome Help Forum.

@Jasminder: Thanks for pitching in.

@Calum: I appreciate you sharing the screenshot. Could you please let me know if you're on a domain or a managed system? If yes, I'd suggest you to get in touch with your administrator for more help in this case. In case, if you are the administrator, do confirm the same so that I will move your post to the appropriate forum for further assistance.

Meanwhile, you may want to have a look at this help article to see if it helps.

Keep me posted.

Best,
Diana
Joey Fredrickson
7/10/18
Joey Fredrickson
For people who have this issue in the future, here is what you do:
Navigate to <chrome root>/User Data/Default and delete the Preferences.json file if the extensions_to_open option doesn't exist. This will reset any preferences you had in Chrome without removing your cookies, cache, or saved passwords. I just fixed this for a customer who had a specific file type open to Notepad every time they downloaded.
Diana - Community Specialist
7/20/18
Diana - Community Specialist

Hi Joey,


Thanks for pitching in and sharing your valuable inputs.

 

Have a good day!

 

Best,

Diana


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