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Trying to Open file from Downloads folder crashes browsers

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro

    Trying to Open file from Downloads folder crashes browsers


    No matter which browser I use, trying to open a file from the Downloads folder causes it to crash the browser. Any other folder is OK, and saving to the Downloads folder is fine. Just not when opening.


    When I try to open from another folder, that's fine also, try to switch to Downloads when the OPEN dialog is up crashes the browser.


    I have tried to open from the Downloads folder in Photoshop, SumatraPDF, Notepad, etc. they all open fine.


    Just seems to be browsers - Chrome 40 - Firefox 36 - IE11.


    Any ideas? I did delete anything I downloaded since it started happening, to no avail.

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  2. #2


    Forever West
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    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    But can you open Windows Explorer/File Explorer to open the download rather than using an Internet Browser program?
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  3. #3


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Berton, I suspect something is wrong with the downloader plugins, extensions in both FF & Chrome. I'm wondering if OP is using something similiar to GetRightPro, which appears to work with all browsers, however, such utilities can have unintended byproducts [un wanted results].
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  4. #4


    Posts : 14
    Windows 8 Pro


    Only plugins used on Chrome are - LastPass, Ghostery, NewTabRedirect, and Show Password on Focus. Firefox and IE are Vanilla

    Chrome just updated to 41, but it still occurs
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  5. #5


    Austin TX metro area
    Posts : 640
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    Berton, I'm passing the baton on to you; I have no idea what's happening to our friend here.
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