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Windows 7: In IE9, how to be prompted to save or open a PDF download?


01 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 
In IE9, how to be prompted to save or open a PDF download?

In IE9, when I click on a link to a PDF file, I don't see the following prompt:

"Do you want to save or open <file name and size> from <web site>?"

Instead, the downloaded PDF file is automatically opened in Adobe Reader X (but not opened in-place within IE9 because I have disabled "Display PDF in brower" from Adobe Reader X).

I want to see that prompt for PDF files. But, under Windows 7, in the "Default Programs" or "Folder Options" applet of the Control Panel, I can not find an equivalent to the old "Confirm open after download" option.

What should I do?


Edit:

I found two articles that may provide the solution to this problem. But they are in German. Would anybody tell us about the articles in English?

http://iefaq.info/index.php?action=a...=98&artlang=de
http://iefaq.info/index.php?action=a...=99&artlang=de

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02 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I solved this problem as I followed the instruction on this webpage:

Not prompted to save .pdf file after download

The instruction, In a nutshell, is that you apply both of the following two Registry hacks:

(1)

Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroPDF.PDF.1 , and then change the data of the EditFlags value from 00 00 01 00 to 00 00 00 00

(2)

Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AcroExch.Document.7 , and then change the data of the EditFlags value from 00 00 01 00 to 00 00 00 00

After I applied these two registry hacks, the prompt I get is not the common "Do you want to save or open <file name and size> from <web site>?" that appears at the bottom of a web page, but a new dialogue, as the attached picture shows:


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