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Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/24/2005
 
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?!?!

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."