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    Windows 10 file association problem


    I use Bittorrent sometimes (legally). I don't like when downloading the torrent for it to open the app but prefer to SAVE the file until I can check it out. Win 7 had this ability, and after cleaning out ALL OF BITTORRENT from my SYSTEM, when a torrent link is clicked, it still brings up the window for me to choose: bittorrent or another app and NO SAVE FILE like Win 7 gave us a choice.



    BUT in window 10 the only way I can see to disassociate it is with:"control panel/default programs/set association"
    Under "extensions" there is ".torrent" and current default is : "Bittorrent"


    But when you go to: CHANGE PROGRAM, it is all OTHER APPS TO CHOOSE FROM.

    NO place to delete the firld.. , action to bring up the FILE EXPLORER to SAVE THE FILE



    ANYONE??


    I use torrents sometimes (legally). I don't like when downloading the torrent for it to open the app but prefer to SAVE the file until I can check it out. Win 7 had this ability, and after uninstalling it, cleaning out all parts of my torrent app, then when a torrent link is clicked, it still brings up the window for me to choose: ONLY A TORRENT APP, at that point I want to save the file. IT WILL NOT ALLOW ME. Win 7 gave us a choice.


    BUT in window 10 the only way I can see to disassociate it is with:"control panel/default programs/set association"
    Under "extensions" there is ".torrent" and current default is : "a torrent app"

    But when you go to: CHANGE PROGRAM, it is all OTHER APPS TO CHOOSE FROM.
    NO place to delete the field.. , action to bring up the FILE EXPLORER to SAVE THE FILE, it is only other apps.

    It seems the 10 wants an association for every suffix regardless. Saving a file it will not allow.
    Win 7 gave us that choice on every download.


    ANYONE??
    I use Bittorrent sometimes (legally). I don't like when downloading the torrent for it to open the app but prefer to SAVE the file until I can check it out. Win 7 had this ability, and after cleaning out ALL OF BITTORRENT from my SYSTEM, when a torrent link is clicked, it still brings up the window for me to choose: bittorrent or another app and NO SAVE FILE like Win 7 gave us a choice.



    BUT in window 10 the only way I can see to disassociate it is with:"control panel/default programs/set association"
    Under "extensions" there is ".torrent" and current default is : "Bittorrent"


    But when you go to: CHANGE PROGRAM, it is all OTHER APPS TO CHOOSE FROM.

    NO place to delete the firld.. , action to bring up the FILE EXPLORER to SAVE THE FILE



    ANYONE??
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    Hi, you've not said which browser you're using to download the torrent file.

    This is what I see using Firefox (using a suitable add-on for the save option), taking a legitimate torrent as an example:
    Windows 10 file association problem-1.jpg

    But when you go to: CHANGE PROGRAM, it is all OTHER APPS TO CHOOSE FROM.
    NO place to delete the firld.. , action to bring up the FILE EXPLORER to SAVE THE FILE
    You can only change the association. What happens then depends on the program associated with the extension when such a file is double clicked or 'opened' (as in the browser example).
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    Thanks, I am using Win 10 with Firefox and this window is the one from Win 7 which I want 10 to have.

    Windows 10 file association problem-win-10-window.jpgthis is the win 10 one but no save, JUST "launch app"
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    This is a Firefox question, then, resolved by searching for
    add save as to firefox

    Tools, Options,
    Windows 10 file association problem-1.jpg
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    Always have this clicked but has not worked for many releases. It is ignored and dont know why.

    Windows 10 file association problem-firefox-cap.jpg
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  6. dalchina's Avatar
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    If it's not working for you, suggest you take that up in Mozilla's forum.

    Also try FF's Safe Mode.
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    I have no idea why Firefox since it gets this INFO FIRST FROM the internet would not give the cmd to Win 10 to save. Win 7 I think does it right. Win 10 never has and has no OPTION TO "SAVE" that I know of. every SUFFIX in the SET ASSOCIATION is an APP.
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    will try as Mozilla is worst than Microsoft on HELP
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  9. dalchina's Avatar
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    It works for me as I said- again, try FF's Safe Mode.
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    you mean you "operate" in safe mode all the time? isn't that difficult day to day? I only use safe to debug
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