"Un-remember" IE download setting

Have you ever accidentally unchecked the “Always ask before opening this type of file” checkbox when downloading a file using IE? Wish you could change it back so that IE will ask you where to save to the file instead of automagically opening it? You can through the file type settings in XP. Open open a Windows Explorer (not IE) windows. Click on Tools>Folder Options>File Types. Find the extension of the file type you wish to change and select it. Then click the Advanced button and then check the “Confirm open after download” checkbox. You’ll now be prompted before downloading the file.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *