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Windows 7: Google Chrome: Download Problem

11 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32/64bit
Google Chrome: Download Problem

This problems has started to turn me away from Google Chrome... I want to open something without downloading(saving) but it doesn't give me the option to open it just the option to save it. All the other Browser have the option to Open it without saving it, I don't want get rid of Google Chrome cause it my favourite browser, Any help is very much appreciated.

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12 Dec 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

There is discussion on this going back years on the Google forums I see. One posted had a semi workaround:

As other posters have stated, temp files are created for downloads, but you don't have to download every attachment every time. You only have to download each file type ONCE before being able to choose to open it, rather than download.

E.g. Download a *.ppt file and then in the download box, click the 'down' arrow and choose "Always Open files of this type" and the next time you download a *.ppt file, it will open with your default PowerPoint program, WITHOUT downloading it other than to a temporary file. They won't then fill up your Downloads or any other hard drive folders

If you change your mind later, go to the 'Customize and Control ...' icon and select OPTIONS/UNDER THE HOOD/SECURITY and SELECT clear the settings. Unfortunately, this clears all the 'auto-open' permissions.
The drawback being that the files stay in your download folder. Another poster mentioned he then adds that folder to CCleaner, and has it clean it.


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