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2004-07-23, 23:02 #1
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downloading files (Internet explorer)
I am trying to find where I can set download preferences in IE - any version.
When I click on a link on a web page that has a file atached, how can I force the question about open or save?
I have looked at the source for some of the pages and found no code on the page that determines the download vs. open behavior.
Thank you very much,
2004-07-23, 23:14 #2
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Re: downloading files (Internet explorer)
It is not a property of the web page, but of the file type. You can set this behavior for each file type (extension) separately:
<UL><LI>Start Windows Explorer
<LI>Select Tools | Folder Options... (in old Windows/IE versions it may be View | Folder Options...)
<LI>Activate the File Types tab.
<LI>Select a file type, e.g. DOC or XLS.
<LI>Click Edit... (in Windows XP, click Advanced... instead)
<LI>The "Confirm open after download" check box determines what happens if you click a link to a file in a web page:
<UL><LI>Ticked: display the warning, with Open, Save and Cancel options.
<LI>Clear: open the file directly without displaying a dialog.[/list][/list]You will have to repeat this for each file type.