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9/4/12
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vallabh143

How to disable automatic opening of files in chrome??

Guys can you please help in disabling auto opening of files in chrome.
 
In earlier versions of Chrome.. In the earlier versions of Chrome... This feature was in "Advanced" -> Click "Clear Auto-opening settings"
 
I am using Chrome version 21.0.1180.89
 
Help will be really appreciated.. Thanks.
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Dingus
9/5/12
Dingus
vallabh143,

There is only limited Download adjustment.  You can choose where to save downloads and have a prompt ask.  

JesseC333
9/19/12
JesseC333
Same problem here. Dingus, are you suggesting that once I chose to automatically open .exe files without prompting, there is no way to change this back (apart from uninstalling/reinstalling Chrome)?
Dingus
9/19/12
Dingus
JesseC333,

Well you can get the prompt to have it ask where to save each file before downloading.  

JesseC333
9/19/12
JesseC333
Yes, but how does that help with having a prompt when OPENING .exe files? They are two different features that serve different purposes. If the user is allowed to not "always ask before opening this kind of file," this decision should be reversible. Prompting a user for WHERE to save a file is neither here nor there.
caver_tim
9/19/12
caver_tim
you can click on the "clear auto-opening settings" under the Downloads section in advanced settings
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amurray7
10/1/12
amurray7
I just tried your suggestion... I was able to get the button to show up and clicking it made it go away but the problem still exists. I am using 23.0.1271.10 dev version.
 
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