Images downloaded don't have extension attached

If I download an image, the extension (.jpg/.png) doesn’t get added at the end of the file. This can be fixed manually by adding it in my Downloads folder, but I download hundreds of images per day, and it quickly adds up in time wasted, if I have to manually add an extension at the end of each image for it to be readable. I can’t seem to find a way to add that automatically. This is a Brave issue, because as soon as I download an image with Safari, the extension is there. So it’s got to be a setting in Brave that I can’t find.

How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Go to Google and search for an image
  2. Right click and hit Save Image As
  3. When the native downloads window pops up, notice how the file name doesn’t contain the image extension.

Brave Version: 1.47.186

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Hello @nomadcharlie

for linux it work as you asked the file extension already exist

could you disable all extension and try again

did you changed any of brave flags here brave://flags/

if the above did not help

could you clear your cache/history for as far as you can and see if it work

hope that help and have a nice day :slight_smile:

Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately, none of these helped. To make it clear, I haven’t changed anything under brave://flags/, so the issue has to come from somewhere else.

@nomadcharlie you welcome :slight_smile:

could you try to create new profile

go to the menu then choose Create new profile and see if it act the same or not

I’m afraid that also doesn’t make a difference. The image extension is still not there when I try to download it.

are you sure that your mac is set to show all your file extensions

The extensions are indeed hidden, but that’s not the solving the problem. If I download an image with Safari, it gets downloaded automatically with the correct extension, and the image is ready to be opened. When I download that same image using Brave, it gets downloaded without the extension, therefore it’s not usable until I rename it and add .png or .jpg myself. Ideally, just like in Safari, that should happen automatically. I shouldn’t have to add the extension myself.

this what i found

so looks like it issue on chrome the core part of brave

but let me ask @Mattches if he has any way arround it

and have a nice day both of you :slight_smile:

Even knowing it’s a bug and not a ‘me issue’ is helpful. Thank you!

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@nomadcharlie you welcome :slight_smile:

I believe that @justsomeone1 is correct here. I will ask/check to see if there are any workarounds or flags for this.


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