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

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  1. Posts : 7
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       #1

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


    Right now it's 'all supported types..'
    When I search this question, I am misunderstood.
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  2. Posts : 14,139
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       #2

    The download settings in a Browser can reflect a specific folder in its Settings, Preferences or Options. For a few years with Win95 the Desktop was the default location in Internet Explorer. Some Browsers come set for the Downloads folder in C:\Users\USERNAMEHERE, I change all mine to D:\Downloads after creating that folder, mainly because my D: partition has much more room on it. If the right-click of an item gives a choice of Save as one can usually specify a different folder as desired.
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  3. Posts : 757
    Windows 10/11
       #3

    We need more details and context. Are you talking about a file open dialog when you are uploading a file with your browser? If so, what browser? Edge? Chrome? Firefox? Or have I completely misunderstood? A screenshot would be worth a 1000 words. Please post one. Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter
       #4

    Default


    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.
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  5. Posts : 17,039
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #5

    Here's a suitably-cropped version.
    How do I make 'all files' the default option in my downloads folder?-scr-shot.jpg


    All the best,
    Denis
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  6. Posts : 17,039
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #6

    You can open that folder directly in File explorer in order to see everything.

    Your diagram shows you using Firefox to upload a file and it is trying to limit you to all supported types because it cannot work with other types.

    All the best,
    Denis
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  7. Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter
       #7

    Why is it (all files) there, and choosable and it shows me the file(s)?
    When I choose 'all files' does it revert to file explorer?
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  8. Posts : 17,039
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #8

    I do not understand what you are asking in your last post.

    The dialog you posted a diagram of is not File explorer.
    It is a dialog called up by Firefox that merely looks similar to File explorer & acts in a similar way. Other applications also do this because it's a handy interface for letting you browse to what you need.


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  9. Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter
       #9

    'You can open that folder directly in File explorer in order to see everything.'
    I can choose 'all files' on that (firefox) page and it shows me everything. So I wondered if it was reverting to file explorer as you mentioned above. I was just channeling you..
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  10. Posts : 17,039
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #10

    findingzzero said:
    So I wondered if it was reverting to file explorer as you mentioned above.
    No. It's just a dialog that looks like it.

    Denis
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