This is a situation I have going on at work that’s happening to one PC.
The website uses download files that have no extensions, and what the user does is after the file downloads, clicks on the file and a window comes up asking what application to use. This is when you manually select Adobe Reader to open the file as shown in file named C.
Picture A is what you see when downloading the files in Chrome. You can see in the below left corner the files downloaded.
For some reason, when this particular user clicks on the file the window does not appear asking what application to use. Instead, the screen appears shown in file named B.
You can open the folder, and you’ll see the file that’s download, click on it then select Adobe Reader for it to work. However, the user wants this to work just as it does for other users, not have to browse to open the file.
The file does not have a set extension, and for this reason I do not believe you can associate the file with Reader.
The users the file opens with have ask where to save each file before downloading turned off, picture D, and I’ve tried this one the user that’s not working but still has same problem.
I’m clueless at the moment as to why the working users can click the unknown file in the downloaded file area in Chrome, and the window comes up asking what to do with the file, but why 1 PC does not have the window come up and has this problem.
I’ve tried clearing the cache in Chrome, uninstalled/reinstalled Chrome and Adobe Reader but same issue.
This is a website the state uses and it isn’t great. You’d think somehow the file would download itself as a PDF and you wouldn’t have to do this, but this is how the site works at the moment.