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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ustacp, May 20, 2005.

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  1. ustacp

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    How do you enable the choice of either "open" or "save as" when you click on a link to download something?
     
  2. lemondrop

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    What browser?
     
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    It should come up when you click a download link. What options do you get? Do you have service pack 2?
     
  5. ustacp

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    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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    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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    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
     
  8. eyeinthesky

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    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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    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.
     
  10. ustacp

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    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.
     
  11. ustacp

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    The content advisor was already disabled. Thanks for trying anyways.
     
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