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20-May-2005, 10:47 PM #1
Question Solved: "Open" "save as" download box
How do you enable the choice of either "open" or "save as" when you click on a link to download something?

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20-May-2005, 10:52 PM #2
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20-May-2005, 11:02 PM #4
It should come up when you click a download link. What options do you get? Do you have service pack 2?
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20-May-2005, 11:05 PM #5
It goes strait to downloading as soon as I click the link. I do have sp2. It just started about 10 minutes ago. I may have unchecked something on it but I have no clue where or how to fix it.
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20-May-2005, 11:11 PM #6
I don't have SP2 so I need to bail from this thread as I'm sure it's some useless feature M$ thought you might need

Only place I can think of is under tools>internet options>security tab>custom level. Look through that list for downloads and see if something is askew.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
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20-May-2005, 11:38 PM #7
Thanks anyways. I went through the internet options about 25 times and no luck. I even disabled my spy sweeper so I could reset web settings and still nothing. I guess I just wont download anything till I figure it out. Thanks
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21-May-2005, 12:11 AM #8
So I am guessing instead of having it start the download automatically you want it to ask you if if you want to save it or run it? Only way I know how to do that is go to run and type in regedit then find:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions

and look for
AlwaysPromptWhenDownload
then right click on it and hit modify and change the 0 to 1 in the text box.

If it's not there then right click and create a new DWORD value and name it AlwaysPromptWhenDownload and then set it to 1 then restart IE and it will always prompt you before you download anything.
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21-May-2005, 01:18 AM #9
It happened to me last time, maybe it's because the content advisor is on. Try turning it off if you really don't need it, just try it.
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21-May-2005, 01:24 AM #10
Ok, I went in and took a look at what you said o do. The only folders under the microsoft folder is....
Conferencing
SystemCertificates
Windows
Windows NT

There is not a internet explorer folder at all.
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21-May-2005, 01:30 AM #11
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It happened to me last time, maybe it's because the content advisor is on. Try turning it off if you really don't need it, just try it.
The content advisor was already disabled. Thanks for trying anyways.
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21-May-2005, 02:11 AM #12
How to configure Internet Explorer automatic download prompts on your Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer

Another thing you can try is double click My Computer> tools> folder options> file types tab> scroll down and highlight zip file> click advanced> put a check in confirm open after download and ok your way out.

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21-May-2005, 12:07 PM #13
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How to configure Internet Explorer automatic download prompts on your Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer

Another thing you can try is double click My Computer> tools> folder options> file types tab> scroll down and highlight zip file> click advanced> put a check in confirm open after download and ok your way out.
Thank you so much. Your bottom answer worked.
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