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When I save a file (e.g. Images) to a folder which already exist there, Chrome adds a (N) where N is first available number.
This causes I have multiple copies of same file!
How can I disable Chrome's auto file renaming?


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@4r1y4n-Why do you want to re-download. It's already exist there right? –  arulappan Aug 15 '12 at 16:49
@arulappan: the problem is I don't want to re-download anything! I happens alot that I had an image and now I'm saving it again after a while. when I receive "Replace" message I can check the file and don't download it again but Chrome's auto numbering system never alerts me and renames file by itself; I want to disable it! –  4r1y4n Aug 15 '12 at 16:54
But Chrome suggests a name for the file and if it already exists, it adds (N). You can see that when you right-click on an image. The option to save as appears. If there's no (N), that means you're saving the image for the first time (in that folder). If there is an (N), that indicates to you that you already have a file by that name (without the (N)). So what is the difficulty? –  user151227 Aug 15 '12 at 18:43
@vasa1: When I'm doing bunch of save files I hit Enter faster than I look the file name so I should go and delete that duplicated file. after that simply I don't want this fantastic and uinque feature!! (that Google may consumed lots of money and time to make that without settings!!); it is not a strange thing that I expect some On/Off stuff for that!! is it? nevertheless Chrome's configuration sucks!! –  4r1y4n Aug 15 '12 at 20:18
As this feature in in queue, alternatively you can run a duplicate image file remover in your local folders :) –  iAnuj Aug 16 '12 at 1:26

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As of now this is not possible but there is a feature request, see discussion here:


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The Downloads Overwrite Existing Files extension will overwrite the file if you already have one with the same filename.

Doesn't check if they're the same file contents.

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The Have I Downloaded This Before? extension detects whether a similar download has already been completed and gives you the option to cancel the download and open the existing file. Only works on Linux, so well suited for OP.

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