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Windows 7: Where is IE sending my downloads to???

05 Mar 2011   #11
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Some further information which might help in future:
Not Prompted to Specify Download Folder for File


Quote:
If you want to be prompted for a download location for the file type, follow these steps:
  1. Double-click My Computer.
  2. On the View menu, click Folder Options.
  3. On the File Types tab, click the appropriate file type in the Registered File Types box.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Click to select the Confirm Open After Download check box.
  6. Click OK, and then click OK.



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05 Mar 2011   #12
Exotic

windows 7 home premium, 64 bit
 
 

TY Irene, that is information I will promptly put to good use
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05 Mar 2011   #13
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Exotic View Post
TY Irene, that is information I will promptly put to good use
Please let us know if it works for you.
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05 Mar 2011   #14
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Some further information which might help in future:
Not Prompted to Specify Download Folder for File
I was wondering why I had no File Types tab on my Folder options but the above link also says: "This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support." Perhaps that was the way it was in Win98 or XP but it's been changed for Win Vista/7. In order to be prompted, I found this registry fix:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions]
"AlwaysPromptWhenDownload"=dword:00000001
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06 Mar 2011   #15
Irene

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roncerr View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Irene View Post
Some further information which might help in future:
Not Prompted to Specify Download Folder for File
I was wondering why I had no File Types tab on my Folder options but the above link also says: "This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support." Perhaps that was the way it was in Win98 or XP but it's been changed for Win Vista/7
Thanks for spotting that, roncerr, I stand corrected.

Further information on editing the registry for this issue here:
Not prompted to specify download folder for file Windows 7 - Microsoft Answers

Important:
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Registry - Backup and Restore
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