Kenny, Other Options For Fixing The Download Issue
by Grif Thomas - 12/29/04 8:50 PM
In Reply to: getting nowhere by kennyboy09
First, check the Internet Explorer settings like this:
While in Internet Explorer, click on Tools in the upper left, choose Internet Options. When that opens, click on the Security tab, then click on the Internet icon (the world globe), then click on the Custom Level button. When that loads, scroll to the Downloads section and make sure the boxes next to Enable are CHECKED. If you make any changes, click on Apply, then OK.
If that doesn't help, then follow the steps below in the order I've given them.
BROKEN DOWNLOAD PROMPT FIX:
If you click on "download" and no longer get a dialog box asking if you want to "save the file to disk" or "open from this location", how can you get this function back?
There are a few things you may want to try. One is to right click on the file you want to download and choose "Save target as..." and then it should prompt you to put it in a specific folder. This should revert your settings to prompt you to save to disk and place it in a specified folder when you left click to download.
The other option is to check your registry settings. IF YOU HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE, BE CAREFUL. Click on Start-Run. When the box opens type in "Regedit" (without the quotes). Click Ok. When the Registry Editor window opens, Click on Registry in the upper left corner of the window, choose "Export Registry File". When the next window opens, be sure of the location where you are saving it to and give the file a name like Backup. Click "Save". You now have a backup registry that can be double clicked and will replace the new one youre going to make, IF you make any deletions you don't like. While in Regedit go to the following key:
HKEY CLASSES ROOT\exefile
Double-click on EditFlags, and change the
value from 38 07 01 00 to 38 07 00 00, then close Regedit.
Hope this helps.
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