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Windows 7: Change IE 11 Download Settings

15 Aug 2014   #1
davpet

Windows 7 SP1
 
 
Change IE 11 Download Settings

I would appreciate some help on this one as I cannot seem to find a way of changing it.

I am running Win 7 Pro, IE 11 with PDF Reader as Foxit Reader Vers 6.

Whenever I choose a pdf file to download from the internet IE 11 automatically downloads to the download folder of which right thereafter the file is opened up into my pdf viewer.

How can I get a prompt requesting me on where I would like to save the file and then to navigate there at another time and open it from there.

Any help would be appreciated on where I should be looking.

Regards and thanks
Dave.


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15 Aug 2014   #2
LazyTom

W7 64 bit
 
 

Probably this method answers your problem: Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location
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15 Aug 2014   #3
davpet

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

Thank you for the help. I was aware of those options.

I do notice though that if the file is a zip file or executable file then the option box appears asking where you want to save the file etc. This does not appear to be the case for a pdf as this is immediately saved to your specified folder and opened automatically.

It does not appear that there may be a option to change this so that it works as a .exe file or zip file.

Should any user have a work around I would be interested in hearing it.

Many thanks
Dave.
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15 Aug 2014   #4
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Go to Manage Addons in IE. If Foxit installed its addon into IE, that's probably what's causing your issue. Disable the addon, restart IE for good measure, and try again.
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15 Aug 2014   #5
davpet

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

Thanks for the pointer. Checked the add on list with the "All Addons" option selected, but Foxit Reader is not selected.

Any other possible pointers would be helpful.

Dave
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15 Aug 2014   #6
Dvm

 
 

Just save it to a file you will remember or save to Desktop
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15 Aug 2014   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Have you tried Right clicking the pdf download link and using Save target As ?
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15 Aug 2014   #8
davpet

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

Hi. Yes thank you I did try that and that works, however I was hoping to not right click at all.

It appears that this may be a setting in Foxit Reader rather than IE in the end as the download option box asks whether I want to open or save the pdf should Foxit Reader not be installed. I had initially thought that it was a setting in IE but it appears that I might have been wrong.

It might be best that I just live with the work around option, I have in the meantime also posted the question to the foxit reader forum.

Many thanks
Dave
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16 Aug 2014   #9
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Some people here do use Foxit reader,
But yes it would be a setting in foxit if it exists at all ?
I may ask to get your question moved to the software section and see if anyone there can help,
Cheers.
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16 Aug 2014   #10
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

(someone called?)
I'm by no means certain it can be done easily - I usually use the right-click 'Save target as..' option to do this.
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