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Internet Explorer Opens Files instead of Downloading them

By: Arie Slob

When you first choose to download a file in Internet Explorer, you receive a Confirm File Open dialog box. The Always ask before opening this type of file check box in this dialog box is selected.

If you clear the Always ask before opening this type of file check box, the registry entry for this setting is changed and you do not see the Confirm File Open dialog box in subsequent download sessions. Instead, Internet Explorer automatically opens files instead of downloading them.

More Information can be found in the Microsoft Knowledgeable Article No. 140991.

To re-enable the Always ask before opening this type of file option:

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT \ exefile
  3. Double-click on EditFlags, and change the value from d8 07 01 00 to d8 07 00 00
  4. Close the registry editor

Alternatively you can download this registry patch. Save it to your desktop, then just double-click to import the registry info in your registry

Internet Explorer Opens Files instead of Downloading them