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Download folder not accessible

  • @leocg , ah, damn. Sorry about it. I guess I searched for something and ended up here w/o looking. Thanks.

  • @croupf You are talking about Opera for Android or Opera Mini? Opera for Android here seems to use the Android's download folder.

  • @leocg , it doesn't say "mini" anywhere. Just Opera.

  • @croupf At least here, Opera is using the default downloads directory of Android 9, the one you can access from the Files app.

  • @croupf said in Download folder not accessible:

    @leocg , I'm talking the mobile android version. There's a normal accessible directory called "downloads" where Chrome deposits files, but Opera plops them somewhere else that I can't see from outside of the browser. Its like I have two "download" directories: a visible one, and an invisible one that only Opera can read.

    You can choose the download folder in Opera Mobile settings.

  • @yeswap , yes, "downloads" is selected. But with a little droid utility called "Downloads" I cant see any Opera downloads, though everything I got with Chrome is there, and can be used directly, w/o involving Chrome. Opera's downloads I can only see on Opera's Downloads page and nowhere else. If I want to open a .PDF file (that got downloaded with Opera) I have to do it from Opera.

  • @croupf Does your phone have a memory card? If so Chrome is probably downloading to Downloads in internal memory and Opera to Downloads on the card. Use a file manager app to check both directories. and switch Opera to download to the directory that Chrome is using.

  • @yeswap , it's not a phone, it's an old tablet. It does not have an extra memory card, only what it was built with at the time of manufacture.

  • @croupf Strange that Opera is downloading to a directory named Downloads that you can't find in your file structure.
    A couple of things to try.

    • In your file manager search for a file that you downloaded with Opera to find where it's stored. If you don't have a file manager or yours doesn't have a file search, I recommend installing Amaze File Manager , it's free, ad-free and open source.
    • Or, create a folder with a name like Opera downloads and choose it as your downloads folder in Opera settings.
  • @yeswap , right, I don't have a file manager. I dont really know that well this environment: it seems to only have a primitive viewer for Downloads. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try this file manager you mentioned.

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