How do I make 'all files' the default option in my downloads folder?

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  1. Posts : 758
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       #11

    findingzzero said:
    When opening a new file in my d/l folder, it may not show up until I change the default to 'all files'
    Default is 'all supported types.' Just below is 'all files'

    Bottom right of scr. shot. Beneath 'all supported types' is 'all files.' I seem to have to choose that muchly. Can I make it default..?
    If I could've marked up the scrshot I would've put an arrow there.
    In general, as Denis mentioned, you shouldn't be going through a "File Upload" dialog to browse and manage your downloads. You should be going directly to that folder using File Explorer (or any other file manager).

    However, I'm curious how you're getting that dialog in the first place. I would only expect to see a "File Upload" dialog when I go through a file upload procedure on a website. For example, to paste a screenshot here I have to upload an image (since, ahem, this forum doesn't support image copy/paste). When I click the "Insert Image" icon and then select "Browse", I get this dialog in FireFox (which has "All Files" enabled):
    How do I make 'all files' the default option in my downloads folder?-1.png
    I'm not a FireFox user (I only installed it to run this test) so maybe there's a setting to override what the website requests, but my understanding is that the file filter on a "File Upload" dialog is controlled by the "Accept" attribute on the web page file upload element you click. So please let us know what you clicked to get the file dialog shown in your screenshot.
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  2. Posts : 7
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #12

    I save an image in my download file then go there to retrieve the file for FB. My latest d/l doesn't necessarily show up until I select 'all files.' They aren't necessarily .jpg formatted.
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  3. Posts : 758
    Windows 10/11
       #13

    findingzzero said:
    I save an image in my download file then go there to retrieve the file for FB. My latest d/l doesn't necessarily show up until I select 'all files.' They aren't necessarily .jpg formatted.
    But how do you "go there"? What do you click to end up at a "File Upload" dialog?
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  4. Posts : 7
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #14

    But, I've always been there grasshopper

    I do this with FB.
    At FB, I select for my 'comment,' 'photo/video.'
    An 'add photos/videos' dialog box appears on FB. I click in this box and it takes me to my downloads folder.
    That's the screen shot I posted above.
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  5. Posts : 758
    Windows 10/11
       #15

    findingzzero said:
    I do this with FB.
    At FB, I select for my 'comment,' 'photo/video.'
    An 'add photos/videos' dialog box appears on FB. I click in this box and it takes me to my downloads folder.
    That's the screen shot I posted above.
    Facebook is presenting a dialog that shows the file types it will accept for an upload (and it's a very long list). Why do you want to see file types FB does not accept?
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  6. Posts : 7
    Win10
    Thread Starter
       #16

    FB DOES accept them.
    An alternative explanation might be that I post them shortly after d/l. Maybe it takes some time b4 they show up in my d/l folder? However, they seem to show up under 'all files' immediately.
    Maybe I should post this in a FB forum.
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  7. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #17

    findingzzero said:
    FB DOES accept them.
    In that case FB is issuing the wrong instructions as it opens that dialog.

    Denis
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  8. Posts : 758
    Windows 10/11
       #18

    What file type are you trying to upload that isn't being shown? If you hover over "All supported types", it should show all the types it accepts. The web page only sends an instruction to the browser to generate a file open dialog with a filter for acceptable types. Whether the file was recently downloaded or there are any files in the folder at all makes no difference.

    We need to determine if this is a FB issue or an issue specific to your computer or your profile. Maybe an add-on is messing with that dialog. Please provide more details so we can help troubleshoot (i.e. type of file not showing, where you are in FB, installed Firefox add-ons).

    Here's what I see after starting a new post and clicking photo/video icon in the Add to your post area:
    How do I make 'all files' the default option in my downloads folder?-1.png
    I hovered the mouse over All supported types to see the list (it didn't quite all fit on screen). Do you see a shorter list? What type are you trying to upload that is missing from that list?
    Last edited by LesFerch; 12 Feb 2023 at 11:10.
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  9. Posts : 758
    Windows 10/11
       #19

    If All supported types does include the file type you want to upload, then this may be a simple refresh issue. Selecting All files would cause a refresh. Instead, try pressing F5 when you don't see your file.
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