downloading with internet explorer
okay heres my problem, when i click on things to download with internet explorer, usually, a message comes up asking me where i want to put the file that i am downloading. the problem is, i accidentally clicked on the checkbox in the bottom that says 'Always ask before opening this type of file' and deselected it. so now, whenever i try to click on something to download, it automatically starts downloading the file to my temporary internet folder. now i cant choose the folder in which i want to put the download because the message doesnt come up. please give a detailed explanation on how i can change back this setting. i dont know much about computers and have looked around and i still dont know how to fix this. thanks.
I don't know how to rechange the setting, but here's a good temporary fix:
Right click what you're trying to download.
Press "save target as."
Now you can save it to whatever folder you want instead of it always going into your Temporary Internet Files folder =D
thanks, for the advice. hopefully someone else will know how to fix it.
Thats a good one. You can't re-enable the dialog box from IE... because.... uhh..... Microsoft sucks... yeah.
Anyway, I searched all of IE's options for this, and its not in there. So I found how to do it after a litte searching. You have to do it from Explorer (Explorer, not Internet Explorer). Here is what you do (copied from Microsoft Knowlege Base)...
When you download a file from the Internet, you may not be prompted for the location in which to save the file that you are downloading. Instead, the file may be opened.
This behavior can occur if you clear the Always ask before opening this type of file check box when you download a file. If you do this, files of this type are automatically placed in the Temporary Internet Files folder and opened by the program that is associated with the file type.
If you want to be prompted for a download location for the file type, follow these steps:
1. Double-click My Computer.
2. On the View menu, click Folder Options.
3. On the File Types tab, click the appropriate file type in the Registered File Types box.
4. Click Edit.
5. Click to select the Confirm Open After Download check box.
6. Click OK, and then click OK.
When you first click a link to download a file, the File Download dialog box appears. You have the following options:
• Open this file from its current location
• Save this file to disk
• Always ask before opening this type of file
If you clear the Always ask before opening this type of file check box, you indicate that this type of file should always be opened with the associated program. The file is then downloaded to your Temporary Internet Files folder and opened.
If the Always ask before opening this type of file check box is unavailable, there is no program associated with the file type. For example, if you download a file with a .zip extension, the check box is unavailable unless you have installed a program that can open .zip files.
The full artical (including some more info about .exe files and such) can be found here:
Hope that works. I'm not going to disable the prompt to find out. :P
thanks to Silverwmoon!