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Always open files of this type: .msrcincident

  • Hello Folks,

    In the Office, I've switched from the Brave-Browser to Opera 60 to check it out a little bit.
    The only thing that is annoying me a little bit is:

    • There is no option for a specific file-type (like i.e. .msrcincident-Files) to be always opened right after the download finished. (In Chrome/Brave, the option is called: "always open files of this type")

    Chrome and Brave both have its ways to set this up, but for Opera, there seems to be no way.
    I've tried to find an extension that does the same thing in both Extention Stores, Chrome and Opera, but again no luck.
    I tried Googling it, but it seems like I'm the only person on earth to miss this option.
    So I've decided to ask right at the Source: In the Opera Forums.

    So the Question is: Is there a way to set up the following scenario in Opera 60:

    • If the downloaded file is a ".msrcincident"-File, open it instantly after the download finished.
    • If the downloaded file is any other type, don't do anything after downloading it.

    Thanks for your help in advance and kind regards,

  • Opera has no such option.

  • @sgunhouse yeah, I know. I wanted to know if there is any solution to make this possible nevertheless because without this option the Browser is not usable as the default web browser for me, sadly, because I love it so far.

  • After setting it up in Chrome to always open after downloading, close down Chrome and use JSONedit to examine its "Local Sate" and "Preferences" files in its profile folder. You should be able to find the setting in one of those files (most likely "Preferences"). If you're able to find it, duplicate the setting in Opera's file (while Opera is closed) and see if it works. No guarantees, but it's worth a try.

  • @burnout426 Does the File you Mentioned look like this?
    2019-04-18 14_02_37-Local State - Untitled (Workspace) - Visual Studio Code.png
    I've searched every "Local State" and "Preferences" Files and every .json-File within the Profiles Folder, but I couldn't find anything that would allow to always open a specific file-type.
    I would be able to find at least one of the phrases ".msrcincident", "Download", "always" in that File, wouldn't I?
    It seems like Brave is saving this Information somewhere else.

    Thanks for pointing it out anyways.
    Do you guys ![alt text]have any further ideas?

  • @kevt Yes. They're json files. I'll see if I can find out where it's stored.

  • Sorry for double Posting, but I now found the setting AND IT WORKED !!! 😃
    Thank you very much again 😃
    If someone wants to know exactly what I did, just ask 😉

  • In the "Preferences" file in Chrome, I see:

    download {
       "directory_upgrade" : true,
       "extensions_to_open" : "torrent",
       "prompt_for_download" : false

    I'm guessing that's it. The extensions_to_open value is probably a comma-separated list.

  • @burnout426 said in Always open files of this type: .msrcincident:

    The extensions to open value is probably a comma-separated list.

    Actually, a colon-separated list.

  • Yeah, the same File is stored in a slightly different location for the Brave-Browser:
    C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\BraveSoftware\Brave-Browser\User Data\Default\Preferences
    and the file looks way more chaotic when using Brave instead of Chrome, but the settings are the same.
    For Opera the File-Path is:
    C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Preferences
    Both Files have one important thing in common: The interesting part begins with "download": and you can search for this in the File.
    There should only be one entry beginning with this.
    In there, I just had to add this:
    right behind this string in the Preferences-File of Opera:
    After that, I started the Browser again and it worked immediately. 😃
    So the complete paragraph in one line would look like this when finished: