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maxpi

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When downloading a file, Win98/IE6, there is a box that asks whether you want to save to disk or open from where it is. I clicked the "don't ask this every time" box and now I never have that choice but I find that I need it. I (and a few tech support people) can't figure out how to get it back. Anybody know what to do?

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Welcome to TSG Maxpi.

To correct that problem you need to know the file type (extension) of the file you did that with. Then just follow the directions on this MS link:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q177976

By the way, since it is customary to just post one thread per topic, I have meged my response to your OS topic here, which deleted the one in that forum. Please respond here for follow-ups.
 

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Thanks, Ron.

What do I search on after I click that link? I tried "download query box", etc. , nada.

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When you download a file it will have an extension, for example the "zip" in thisfile.zip

In Folder Options>File Types you will be looking for that extension. When you find it, just follow the instructions in the link.

What is the "file type" you are having the problem with?

If you don't know, give me an example of a link you are trying to download.

An alternate method of downloading which cirmvents this problem is to right click on the link and select "save target as". This will give the option to specify a download directory.
 

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Thanks Rog

These are .txt files that I download from the net and upload to an online file storage site, they come down from there with no compression. I then open them in Excel with the text import wizard defaults. That always worked fine only if I downloaded to hard drive and then opened them in Excel, opening from existing location never worked if I recall well.

The right click method was problematical last time I tried it (on the failing computer, Win98/IE6), works today(NT4.0IE/IE5.0)!! I'm going to look into the differences in the Excel versions on the two machines and also find out if the problem is file type dependent .

Again thanks muchly.

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You're welcome Max.

Folder Options > File Types does contain an entry for Text documents, at least mine does -- see attachment. You should be able to resolve the problem by selecting that, then >edit>confirm open after download.
 

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