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  • My download folder is set to d:\download, but each download will be placed in D:\download\smalldownload.
    When I delete the folder smalldownload at the next download
    it will be created by opera.
    How can I avoid this
    Thank you

  • Goto the URL opera://about and take note of the "profile" path. Then, close Opera.

    Open the "Preferences" file in the profile folder with JSONedit.

    Under root/download, make sure there's a default_directory string with a value of D:\download. If not, fix it and save your changes.

    Under root/savefile, make sure there's a default_directory string with a value of D:\download. If not, fix it and save your changes.

    Then, delete the smalldownload folder if it's present.

    That should be enough to take care of the problem.

    But, also, load up Powershell and run:

    dir 'd:\download' -recurse -force | ?{$_.LinkType} | select FullName,LinkType,Target
    

    as mentioned at https://superuser.com/a/1176669/6488 to make sure you don't have any funky hardlinks or anything set up in that download folder. The command should return zero results.

    If none of that does the trick, check your extensions installed in Opera.

    At the URL opera://settings/downloads, do you have "Ask where to save each file before downloading" enabled or disabled though?

  • @burnout426
    Thank you very much

    1. I could resolve the problem, it was the addon "Simple Mass downloader" where I find among others in the list of automatic folders "Smalldownload"
    2. For the link to JSONEdit, which I can use in many other opportunities and which was unknown to me
      Hartmut