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Old 02-05-2014, 06:31 PM   #1
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Why is Chrome Savings Stuff as .bin


Hi guys - I've noticed that Chrome keeps saving things as .bin files.

Can I change this behavior? Why is it doing this? It caused a lot of headaches before I figured out what was going on.

Thanks!
 
Old 02-05-2014, 09:02 PM   #2
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What kinds of things?
 
Old 02-05-2014, 10:07 PM   #3
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What kinds of things?
Almost everything.

For example, if I go to this URL:

https://manual.cs50.net/appliance/19/player/

and try to save the *.ova file, the extension turns into .bin. That is just one of many examples.
 
Old 02-05-2014, 10:17 PM   #4
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Set google chrome to ask which folder to save it to, then when it is saving there's a check box that says something about changing the extension of unknown file type. I'm not sure the exact wording, but it'll fix it and it's the only check box there :P
 
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Almost everything. For example, if I go to this URL: https://manual.cs50.net/appliance/19/player/ and try to save the *.ova file, the extension turns into .bin. That is just one of many examples.
Chrome saves this as .bin, because the server misdeclares the MIME type as application/octet-stream for what should actually be application/x-virtualbox-ova.

Chrome's behavior is technically correct, the web server providing the file is just misconfigured.
 
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:39 AM   #6
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Set google chrome to ask which folder to save it to, then when it is saving there's a check box that says something about changing the extension of unknown file type. I'm not sure the exact wording, but it'll fix it and it's the only check box there :P
Thank you - that was exactly what I needed to fix the problem.
 
  


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