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    Download Prompt (IE6.00.2800.1106)

    I have Win98 SE. If a link to certain files on the web is clicked, a dialog box opens up asking you whether to Open or Save to disk. There is also a box which says something to the effect of "Always ask before opening this type of file". If the latter box is UNchecked, does anyone know where that information is in the registry? i.e. where you can toggle the "always ask" on & off.
    Thanks for any information.

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    Re: Download Prompt (IE6.00.2800.1106)

    You can toggle this in Windows Explorer:
    <UL><LI>Select Tools | Folder Options...
    <LI>Activate the File Types tab.
    <LI>Select the file type/extension.
    <LI>Click Edit...
    <LI>Check/uncheck "Confirm open after download".[/list]In the Registry Editor, you can find it as follows:
    <UL><LI>Locate the extension in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.
    <LI>Note the default value. For example, on my PC, the default value for .xls is "Excel.Sheet.8".
    <LI>Locate the type you found in the previous step (still in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT).
    <LI>The 16th bit (from the left) in the EditFlags value is 1 if "Confirm open after download" is OFF, 0 if it s ON. If no other bits in EditFlags are set, its value will be either 0x00010000 (decimal 65,536) if "Confirm open" is OFF and 0x00000000 (decimal 0) if "Confirm open" is ON.[/list]The usual warnings about editing the Registry apply - in particular, editing hexadecimal values can be tricky.

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    Re: Download Prompt (IE6.00.2800.1106) - Thanks

    Thanks, Hans. I'll be careful. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Download Prompt (IE6.00.2800.1106)

    Hey, thanks Hans.

    That was something that was a minor irritant but now it's fixed.
    Granville

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