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Solved: Why Does This Keep Happening ? (IE8)

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  1. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    By default, the "Notify when downloads complete" option is enabled. A window should open asking if I want to open the file I just downloaded or open the folder I downloaded the file into. This option keeps getting disabled, apparently by itself and Google hasn't been helpful. :confused: Does anyone know why?

    Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate X86 SP1, IE8 32-bit.
     
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    Have you checked the following registry key?

    For XP, it should be this. However, I'm not sure for Windows 7.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

    NotifyDownloadComplete should be set to Yes.
     
  3. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    The registry key is the same for Windows 7. I have found whether I enable the setting in IE8 or in the registry, it shows disabled both places when the issue occurs.
     
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    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    I'm thinking maybe some sort of add-on or software?

    It's a long shot, but have you tried running IE8 without add-ons? Or, running the computer in Safe Mode with Networking?
     
  5. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I will start with disabling the non-Microsoft and non-Adobe add ons and see where that leads me. I figure if it shows manufacturer "Unknown" then I don't need it.
     
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