Always ask before opening this type of file check box not availabl

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by kp4bnx, Sep 8, 2009.

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    kp4bnx Guest

    The Always ask before opening this type of file check box is not available
    when downloading files. How can I get it to show? We're using IE Ver. 6
    kp4bnx, Sep 8, 2009
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    Alan Edwards Guest

    What operating system?
    What file type?

    You set this for each file type, e.g. for .zip
    Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options-File Types
    Find the .zip association
    Edit, (or click Advanced on ME or XP) and check the "Confirm open
    after download" box

    The path to Folder Options may vary according to your operating
    system. It may be:
    Windows Explorer-View-Folder Options
    Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options
    Start-Settings-Folder Options
    Start-Settings-Control Panel-Folder options.

    Alan Edwards, Sep 8, 2009
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    Don Varnau Guest

    You have to set this option for each file type and the route to Folder
    options> File types will be slightly different, depending on your OS:

    From Windows Explorer> View> Folder options> File types
    OR Explorer> Tools> Folder options> File types
    OR Ctrl Panel> Folder options then File Types. Select [file type]> Advanced.
    Put a check by "Confirm open after download."
    You should then get the "Open or Save" dialog for each download.

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, Sep 8, 2009
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    ju.c Guest

    Restore the "Always Ask Before Opening This Type of File" Prompt

    Open the Run box and enter, one at a time:

    reg.exe delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\AttachmentExecute\{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}" /va /f

    reg.exe delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\AttachmentExecute\{DEEAA3EC-685F-46AE-8110-8D39A0556B78}" /va /f

    ju.c, Sep 11, 2009
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