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Windows 7: Firefox: 'Automatically Download'

17 Mar 2010   #1
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Firefox: 'Automatically Download'

I was downloading Custom Content for the Sims, and since they're all .RAR files, I set the notification that comes up, to open in WinRAR and then clicked the automatically do this from now on box 'cos I was downloading quite a few. Is there a way to undo this since now all my .RAR files are being saved in the Temp folders and are opening in WinRAR. I've looked on google, and it only describes how to click the 'automatically do this from now box' and not how to undo this. Can anyone help? (Happy Saint Patrick's Day)


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17 Mar 2010   #2
brady

 

Right click the file again. choose "open with" then uncheck the box.
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17 Mar 2010   #3
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Right click the download? Or the link?
And I think it only happens on Welcome to Mod The Sims,
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17 Mar 2010   #4
brady

 

the download
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17 Mar 2010   #5
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

It says 'Open, Open Containing Folder, Go to download page, Copy download link.' If it's just to do with MTS, should I delete cookies?
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17 Mar 2010   #6
brady

 

Ok, open containing folder. Then once inside that folder, you should see the "sims" downloads you just did. Right click one of those files and choose "open with". Then you'll see the application it's currently opening with. Uncheck the box and you should be good to go.
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17 Mar 2010   #7
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I unchecked the box, but Firefox still opens RAR files from ModTheSims in WinRAR and saving the RARs in my Temp folder.
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17 Mar 2010   #8
brady

 

screen shot please, that doesn't really make too much sense after having you uncheck the box.

Can you screen shot your "temp" folder?

Or can you change your download location to either your desktop or another folder?
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17 Mar 2010   #9
gladson1976

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Goto Tools -> Options -> Applications. Select RAR files in the list and change the action in the drop down next to it. Change it to "Always Ask"
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17 Mar 2010   #10
sarf321

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

gladson I already tried that but to no avail,
Brady thanks for all your help, all the help pages I was on were talking about firefox 2.0-3.5, (Your advice would have worked for prev. firefoxes), It's here: Unable to download or save files
The fix was in the Help>Troubleshooting>Application Basics>Open Folder>Rename mimeTypes.rdf
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