Auto Open Downloads in Google Chrome

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You're watching VisiHow. In the previous tutorial, we changed the download location. This is a tutorial on how to automatically open files you've downloaded in the Chrome web browser.

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Steps

  1. 1
    First, choose a file that you wish to download.
    The download will be initiated.
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  2. 2
    Then, click the arrow next to the name of the downloaded file.
    It is located at the bottom of the page.
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  3. 3
    Click "Always Open Files of This Type".
    Once the download has been completed, the file will be opened. In this video, the music file will be opened with a music player (iTunes).
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    If you don't want to open downloaded files automatically in the future, click the hot-dog menu.
    The icon with three bars is located in the top right-hand corner.
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    Click "Settings".
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    Now, click "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the page.
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    Scroll down to "Downloads".
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    Click the "Clear auto-opening settings" button.
    It will disappear. You will have the option of clicking "Always Open Files of This Type" from step 3 again.
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Questions and Answers

How to a change an always open to open a different app with my file?

I am trying to open a video I downloaded but the always open doesn't allow that video to be played there so I want to change the location of where to open it but I don't know how.

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Always open files of this type?

Have chosen adobe reader to open a file and the box was checked to do this all the time. It was the wrong choice. How do I in essence uncheck the box. I have tried: I don't know where to start really. It's all a bit different on windows 10.. I think it was caused by: I've chosen the wrong app to open the file.

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