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Confirm open after download
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | Internet | Rating:
Confirm open after download

After searching high and low for about 2 hours I found a fix for an annoying little problem with
Internet Exploder & XP.  Not really a *fix* per say, more like *ahem*,  a feature.  Whenever I gotta
search this hard for a solution to such a simple problem and finally come up with something, I feel the
need to share with whomever might make use of it someday...

The Feature:
When clicking a file on the web (zip,rar,exe.. whatever), normally a dialogue box will pop up asking if
you want to save to file or open.  IE even has a "[x] Always ask before opening this type of file."
feature. Yeah, OK.

The Problem:
 But what if your wife/dog/baby un-checks the "[x] Always ask before opening this type of file." box,
and you just don't want your zip files to automatically open?!?!

The Question:
Where in the HELL do I go to re-check that dialogue box?

By now I am sure you are feeling my pain.

The solution:
Open My Computer, or any other form of Windows Explorer.  Select Tools -> Folder Options ->
File Types tab & select your file type (in my case .zip).  Click advanced, and There It Is! "[ ] Confirm
open after download."

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    You rock! Struggled with this for a long long time
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because it sounds good
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    AWESOME! EXACTLY MY PROBLEM. ..but where EXACTLY is the "Folder options" or "File typs" tab??? Its not under the tools, at the top of this internet page itself, nor my computer
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    That DID the trick. Thanks!
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    LOT time looking for a solution after my .. er .. dog uncheked that option! Thanx guy !! (Bill idiot! at least give the chance to restore this the SAME easy way you can deactivate it !!)
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    but still i couldn't find out that window in which that wife has unchecked that box.....
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by unknown)
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    At last! Thanks! It works!
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    AWESOME THANK YOU
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    had the same problem. Great help!!
     
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