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I turned off the ability to save downloads where I want


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#1 NanZee

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:44 PM

I have searched the help for both Windows 7 and for Internet Explorer8 and I can't find where to change back to the option I had when downloading to "save" rather than "run" the file I am downloading. Now every file automatically opens, and the box goes away too quickly to see if I can put the checkmark back in it...that will let me pick where the file should be saved. Where are the options for downloading kept and changed? Thanks...The home-made virus strikes again :huh:

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:13 PM

Well, the only option is to remove the check mark from that window.
You can use that window to either "Run" or "Save" the download.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:08 PM

I see your problem, and I was able to repeat it. I thought that resetting IE would fix it (I never use it, so I didn't care if it was reset), but it did not.

I found a few places linking here for the fix, but that did not work for me either. Now, if I ever download anything in IE, I won't get the option of where to save it. Great... :huh:
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:20 PM

You could reinstall IE8 and let us know if that helped.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:25 PM

Huh, I thought this might be it:

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But enabling the "Automatic Prompting for file downloads" did not change anything. :huh: :huh:
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:35 PM

^ Well, the prompt refers to the 'Window' which NanZee DOES get to see, although for a very brief moment.

The problem is the check mark he needs to 'uncheck' in that window, that prevents the automatic save.

" Automatic prompting for file download " option is basically to decide if a window (showing the options) should be displayed OR if downloads are to be saved automatically rather discretely.

Still hoping the re-install fixes the issue.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:40 PM

I tried using "Turn Windows features on or off" to get rid of IE, then bringing it back, but that didn't do it.

I'm assuming you can download IE from Microsoft? (want to be sure before I uninstall it)

Let's just hope it works. I'm sure there are other people wondering how to fix this...
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:44 PM

I'm assuming you can download IE from Microsoft?


You most definitely can! :huh:

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:59 PM

See here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...loads-in-vista/

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:16 PM

See here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vis...loads-in-vista/

Eureka!!

Thanks a bunch!! :huh: :huh: :thumbup2:
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:22 PM

I didn't know, you had a problem too.....LOL

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:26 PM

Well, I was trying to help fix NanZee's problem, so I replicated the circumstances. But then I couldn't figure out how to put it back (giving me the same problem).

But all is well now. :huh:

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:28 PM

But then I couldn't figure out how to put it back

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:38 PM

Hello! Thanks to KeyboardNinja and Broni, I have the problem corrected. Wow! I wonder why they made it so hard to reverse that bad decision. I am no stranger to playing around in the registry, cause I do the stupidest things. I have never had a virus, I seem to be one! All by myself with no help at all. :huh: Thanks again to Bleeping Computer, this life saving forum and to you Ninja and Broni! :huh:

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 12:11 AM

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