How Do I Stop Downloaded Files from Opening Automatically in Chrome?


  • Stop auto-opening downloads in Chrome
  • Chrome is trying to open files I download
  • The error message that file cannot be opened when downloading QuickBooks IIF file from Clio


  • Google Chrome

Additional Information:



Chrome Desktop:

Option 1:

  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer
  2. Download a file with Google Chrome 
  3. Click on the arrow down and uncheck 'Always open Files'  

Google Chrome - Always open files of this type

Option 2: Clear Auto-open Download Preferences

  1. Open Google Chrome on your Computer
  2. Click on the three vertical dots in the upper-right corner of the window
  3. Click on Settings
  4. In the Settings Menu on the left-hand side, Expand the Advanced section
  5. Click Downloads
  6. In the Downloads Group, locate the option for "Open certain file types automatically after downloading" and then click Clear
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