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Preferences > Advanced > Downloads

Decide how Opera should handle files you download.

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File types

Opera comes with a default setup for handling files downloaded to your computer.

To add your own file types:

  1. Click "Add".
  2. Enter the correctly spelled MIME string you wish to set up.
  3. Enter a list of comma-separated file extensions to associate with the file type, for example "jpeg, jpg, jpe".
  4. Select the action Opera should take when encountering this file type.
Action Explanation
Show download dialog Display multiple choice dialog on how to handle file.
Open with Opera Opera can show text, markup languages, and images.
Save to disk
  • Opera can open downloaded files automatically
  • You can specify a download location for files of a particular type.
Open with default application Let your operating system (Windows) decide which program to use when opening files of this file type.
Open with other application Use a different application than the one your operating system is set to use by default.You can pass the file address directly to the application (useful with streaming multimedia)
Use plug-in Use a plug-in to view the file

Tip: Type in the "Quick find" field to find the file type you want to edit.

Note: Be careful when editing file types. Opera depends on certain file types in order to work properly.

Download folder

Opera will set up a default download folder for you. Click "Choose" to specify a different folder on your computer.

When using the "Save to download folder" option, files are downloaded to this directory without asking for confirmation.