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  1. #1
    Star Lounger
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    Houston, Texas, USA
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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.

    Please help.

    Thank you very much,


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    Plutonium Lounger
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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.

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