extension ExtPose

Downloads Overwrite Already Existing Files

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Description from extension meta

All downloads overwrite existing files instead of adding ' (1)', ' (2)', etc. Includes fix to remember folders.

Image from store Downloads Overwrite Already Existing Files
Description from store - Very similar to the original "Downloads Overwrite Existing Files". This one includes a bug fix so it will remember your previous download folder, rather than default back to your default download folder. - Microsoft Edge Addon: https://microsoftedge.microsoft.com/addons/detail/dfnblaebmpjlokbkadgeaghajajidojj - See source code here: https://github.com/zach-adams/downloads-overwrite-already-existing-files - I am not responsible for lost/overwritten data. This does not compare the contents of files or the file modification time before overwriting, it only compares filenames.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-05-01) Elliott Hauser: Great and simple (3 lines of open source code) extension implementing what should be a setting in Chrome.
  • (2022-12-28) Jacob D Parr (SireInsectus): Does exactly what it claims!
  • (2022-12-26) Sergey Andriyuk: Благодарю! Мне очень нужное дополнение, ещё бы ему список сайтов-исключений и было бы вообще прекрасно!
  • (2022-10-28) Calvin Lai: so useful!! i hate chrome's default behaviour! this fixes it!
  • (2022-08-17) Tobias Encina: Es muy buena extension, la recomiendo muchisimo. Pero si tu archivo lo tenés guardado en alguna carpeta solo se sobreescribe y va a la carpeta de descargas asé que lo tenes que acomodar devuelta. Después de eso ningún problema 10/10
  • (2022-08-02) Shahbuland: Getting this after losing 10% on an assignment because I submitted an older version of it without questions filled in. Boy, oh boy do I sure love having 20 different files named ASSIGNMENT_4 (1).pdf,...,ASSIGNMENT_4 (20).pdf No longer have that issue! Thanks!
  • (2022-04-28) Nick Newman: Ty so much! Love it! Works great
  • (2022-04-23) Андрей Булыгин: This extension might conflict with a custom extension that uses "downloads" permission. However, the problem can be solved by finding the source code of this extension on github and appending it to the source code of the custom extension.
  • (2022-04-07) Stephen Martinez-Hill: Fantastic extension, just works. Removes chromes annoying 'feature' where it adds a number in brackets to the end of the file name (1). This will save me the few seconds needed to remove this every time I download this file = massive time saving over time.
  • (2021-11-30) Tiffany Sanal: Chrome is extremely frustrating without this extension. The only problem is it breaks addons like Image Downloader Continued refusing to let it choose the download location because it's fighting it for filenaming. Still, for most normal operation the extension's amazing. Whoever thought we should have (1) (2) (3)+ copies of a single file instead of just overwriting or rejecting a download or prompting a rename is just bad at design at a fundamental level.
  • (2021-04-26) Pierre M.: Install and forget it. Perfect. Does exactly what it's supposed to do. Thanks!
  • (2021-02-13) Константин: Это плагин по нужности на уровне блокировщиков рекламы.
  • (2020-11-20) Brooks Smith: It's just a little thing, but I'm overwriting files 20+ times a day in my work. This extension has probably saved me a collective couple hours of time!
  • (2020-11-06) Roman Khvostikov: Beware! It overwrites silently! Should have an option of some kind of notification
  • (2020-02-20) A K: Jesus sees your acts of love In everything you do And as you carry out your work, The love of God shines through No matter if the task is small, You're there to help us out We thank you for your willingness In all the ways you've helped.
  • (2020-02-18) Fatema Rangoonwala T: CRX verification failed to parse extension header. Chrome supports only CRX3 format. Could you help us to solve this issue?
  • (2019-11-21) Hal: THANK YOU. I was going absolutely ^%$( insane with the default behavior. I'm newer to Chromium and I'm using the Edge Beta which is exactly that. Now if I could run full screen naivety along with the URL bar and tabs without seeing that stupid X slide down when I go up to the top of the screen I think I will do okay. Why does Google hate such simple conveniences? Why do both Firefox/Mozilla and Edge/Microsoft keep pushing to simply follow their lead and decide if Google didn't care then they shouldn't care
  • (2019-04-23) Adrian Świetlik: Great tool! Works as described.
  • (2019-03-28) Donald Wygal: This solves perhaps my biggest problem with Chrome. Thank you!
  • (2019-01-02) M: Awesome, thanks for the fix in original extention(where it was forgetting last downloaded folder location)
  • (2018-12-01) Jose Rubio: This is great! I love it, it will save me tons of time and clicks :-) Thanks!!!!!
  • (2018-03-13) Simple and easy! Thank you!!!
  • (2018-01-31) FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ: YES! This solved a problem I had with Explorer, now with Chrome. 4 days working with IT and a simple google search brought me to Zach's add-in which is EXACTLY what I was looking for. My Excel Macro template can now work with Chrome exported reports same as it used to. Goodbye MS Explorer!
  • (2017-09-26) Wayne McGee: Thank you!! Exactly what I was looking for and it works.

Latest issues

  • (2022-05-08, v:1.0.0) Neal Fultz: Not working?
    At some point after updating Chrome, this extension seems to have quit working, and I now get duplicated downloads again. I'm currently on "Version 100.0.4896.133 (Official Build) (64-bit)"
  • (2020-12-21, v:0.0.3) Ramigo: ODM extension
    Need support integration for *Online Download Manager* (ODM) chrome extension.By default ODM is renaming files insead of suggesting to overwrite it [ (1) filename ] and this extension is was kind of working but got bugged by ODM scripts.States that ODM has the priority and thus not working as intended.
  • (2020-07-11, v:0.0.3) Pramod Jaiswal: Overwiting files only if downloaded from a specfic site
    Hello, Is it possible for you add a feature where I can allow this feature only if file is getting downloaded from a list of specific sites. ie. It should overwrite the file if the the download is from site whitelisted by me else it should continue with default chrome feature of naming the file as myfile(2).xxx myfile(3).xxx
  • (2019-09-26, v:0.0.3) Egphp: i need same option but with skip if file found , can you do it ?
    i need same option but with skip if file found , can you do it ?


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4.9459 (37 votes)
Last update / version
2021-10-08 / 1.0.0
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