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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tact, Jul 14, 2003.

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  1. Tact

    Tact Thread Starter

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    hi everyone. i have internet explorere 6. and i got this little question.

    all of a sudden, i am no longer prompted to d/l files. instead, they either just open up in temp or open up. and i dont like that.

    i want to be prompted to download EVERYTHING from the web. no matter what it is.

    gif
    jpg
    avi
    wav
    mpeg
    exe
    rar
    zip
    rm
    ram
    mov
    mpg
    mp3
    mp2
    mp4 :p

    whatever! whenever i click the link. i WANT to be promted for it, asking me where i want to put it, and who knows what else.

    is there anyway to fix this without me having to get into the registry?

    thanks in advance.
     
  2. Casey820

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    You have to change this setting for each file extension separately.

    Open any folder. Click Tools | Folder Options. Click on the File Types tab. Select a file type, and click the Advanced button. Check the box that says "Confirm open after download".
     
  3. Tact

    Tact Thread Starter

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    woudln't that just ask me to if i want to open it after the download? what i want is it to ask me if i want to download it at all, asking me where i want it to d/l before ever d/ling it.

    but i'll try it. thanks.
     
  4. Tact

    Tact Thread Starter

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    it worked for rm files and i think all the rest. but not for avi. is window media player doing something to prevent this? i have the checkbox checked to confirm but it still doesn't ask.

    while, oddly enough, rm files do ask. which is great at least.

    any ideas?
     
  5. gmh

    gmh

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    this for Windows 98/IE6, but may work for xp
    To be prompted for a download location for the file type:

    Double-click My Computer/View/Folder Options.
    On File Types tab, click the appropriate file type in the
    Registered File Types box.
    Click Edit.
    Select "Confirm Open After Download" check box.
    Click OK, and then click OK.
     
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