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You can tell Fetch to automatically open certain kinds of files (such as text or HTML files) after downloading them in the Transfer Options pane of the info window:

  1. Connect to your server, and find a file whose name ends with an extension for the kind of file that you want to open automatically. For example, for webpage (HTML) files, find a file that ends in ".html".
  2. Select the file.
  3. Click the Get Info button, or choose Remote > Get Info .
  4. Click the disclosure triangle next to the Transfer Options label at the bottom of the info window to display the Transfer Options pane, if it's not already displayed.
  5. In the "After transferring a file like this" section, click the Save and open the file button.
  6. Optionally you can also choose the application you want the file to open in (e.g. Dreamweaver) from the Open files like this with menu in the Transfer Options pane. If the application you want is not listed, you can choose Other to find it.

From now on, any time you download a file with the same extension (by double-clicking it or using the Get command), it will open automatically in the application you've chosen when the download is complete. You can set as many different kinds of files as you like to automatically open.

To stop automatically opening a kind of file, follow the instructions above except click the Save the file button in the "After transferring a file like this" section.

To stop files from decoding automatically after they are downloaded, uncheck the Automatically decode files like this checkbox. For more information, see the decoding files automatically help topic.

You can also use the Transfer Options pane of the info window to tell Fetch to automatically edit files instead of downloading them. Also see the Transfer Options help topic for more information.

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