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Windows 7: How to disable automatic opening downloaded files?


19 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
How to disable automatic opening downloaded files?

Hi all,

can anyone advise me, how should I disabled automatic opening after downloading in IE8 (default="save as" for all files)?

I found procedures for WXP/Vista, but in my OS (Windows 7 Pro x86) does not work.

Thanks for reply in advance.

RK


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19 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Read this. Its for Vista but should work for Windows 7 also.

Reset Always Ask Before Opening This Type Of File Check Box in Vista IE My Digital Life
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19 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks Bill2, it worked. I had to create this registry key (...AttachmentExecute\{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}), because it didn't exist.

Automatic downloading RAR/ZIP/... files is history!
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20 May 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Read this. Its for Vista but should work for Windows 7 also...
In Vista and in Win 7, I used this registry merge:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"AlwaysPromptWhenDownload"=dword:00000001
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20 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi roncerr,

there is no Internet Explorer subkey in registry on my computer ...
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21 May 2010   #6

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robajz View Post
there is no Internet Explorer subkey in registry on my computer ...
Copy the 3 lines, paste, and save them in Notepad. Change the .txt extension to .reg. Double click the .reg file to merge with the registry.
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21 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I tried, but nothing changed. The "save as" option don't work again...even if I use an advice from Bill2.

There is no infiltration or any other issue on my computer.

Where can be a problem??
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21 May 2010   #8

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robajz View Post
I tried, but nothing changed. The "save as" option don't work again...even if I use an advice from Bill2.

There is no infiltration or any other issue on my computer.

Where can be a problem??
You should have gotten some warning about "are you sure you want..." (to modify the registry). If you did and then clicked "yes", the registry was changed so that you should be able to see the added key. Did you do that and can you see the key in the registry?

By the way, since you said "Thanks Bill2, it worked" I thought you no longer had a problem. I was merely presenting a simpler solution that worked for me, for the benefit of others reading this thread.
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25 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Hi roncerr,

1- yes, I have gotten this warning and I confirmed it, all right. But then nothing happened. I tried to restart too.

2- yes, You have right, I said thanks, but next morning, when I started IE, ZIP/RAR downloading was again without prompting, however.

I appreciate your advice. When I look into the registry, there is "AlwaysPromptWhenDownload" subkey, mergence finished successfully. But it has no effect through downloading in IE ...
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26 May 2010   #10

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robajz View Post
... ZIP/RAR downloading was again without prompting...

..."AlwaysPromptWhenDownload" subkey, mergence finished successfully. But it has no effect through downloading in IE ...
Is the value data set to "1"?
What about other file types e.g. *.mp3
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