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    I have a problem with a customer.
    They have to download serveral times a day labels from a website of a company they do business with.
    The downloads always has the same name and if you look in the donload folder you see the file name example, example (1) example (2) and so on.
    But when we have (99) we have to clear the download folder before we can download a new one.

    In the past i had such several thing with excel and that there can only up to 100 files with the same name.
    I think this problem has the same cause.

    My question is is the only solution to delete the files by hand or can we do a adjustment in the settings

  • #2
    Re: Files with same name in download folder

    Hi, how about creating a batch file that contains something like this.

    del %userprofile%\downloads *.* /q

    This could even be a startup/shutdown script for this certain user.
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    • #3
      Re: Files with same name in download folder

      Do they need to keep the old files?

      I just tested in IE and for me it just keeps going (100, 101, etc).

      What browser are you using? Have you actually run into an issue? If so, can you post the error verbatim?

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