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Windows 7: IE 11 And .txt files

12 Apr 2018   #1
Pebble

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
IE 11 And .txt files

Internet explorer has suddenly started to open .txt files in the browser instead of giving me a prompt to download them.
I've checked the filetype and .txt files are still setup to open in Notepad.
How can I get it back to prompting me?

I've installed only critical update's, But not sure if any of these could be the cause.


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12 Apr 2018   #2
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Pebble,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pebble View Post
Internet explorer has suddenly started to open .txt files in the browser instead of giving me a prompt to download them.
I've checked the filetype and .txt files are still setup to open in Notepad.
Just a thought!

Although the filetype and .txt files are still setup to open in Notepad, change it to something else and then change it back to open in Notepad. Make sure that you check the box at the bottom left that says Always use the specified program to open this kind of file and press OK.

I hope this helps!
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12 Apr 2018   #3
Pebble

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Still opened in the IE after.
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12 Apr 2018   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Download or open files do not depend at all on the settings of the computer or the browser, but instead on how the page is made. Some websites explicitly tell the browser to offer the file for downloading, others to open directly, and some others just let the browser choose.

The browser (any browser, actually) just does what the page instructs and downloads/shows the file. Other sites may react differently. In any case, that's not something under your control.
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12 Apr 2018   #5
Pebble

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Thank's for clarifying this Alejandro85.
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