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Changing how XP handles dl'd files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dan, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    Running XP home. How do I get the OS to ask me whether I want a file
    dl'd from a web site to be opened by a certain program or saved? I
    accidentally told it to save a file of this type so I could email it to
    my brother, and forgot to uncheck "do this automatically", now I can't
    get that dialog to reappear so I can change it back to "open" from
    "save". The box no longer appears, it just saves, and I would prefer it
    to open the file. I have tried ALL the options in folder options/file
    types/advanced, etc. Have tried deleting the file type from that list
    several times and reentering it, still just saves w/o asking. Have
    tried changing the edit file type/actions settings, no difference.
    Driving me nuts. Ideas?

    TIA

    Dan
     
  2. Nil

    Nil Flightless Bird

    On 01 Apr 2010, Dan <none@hotmail.com> wrote in
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:

    > Running XP home. How do I get the OS to ask me whether I want a
    > file dl'd from a web site to be opened by a certain program or
    > saved?


    The OS doesn't ask you that, the web browser does.

    The answer depends on what browser you use.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Flightless Bird

    Nil wrote:
    > On 01 Apr 2010, Dan <none@hotmail.com> wrote in
    > microsoft.public.windowsxp.general:
    >
    >> Running XP home. How do I get the OS to ask me whether I want a
    >> file dl'd from a web site to be opened by a certain program or
    >> saved?

    >
    > The OS doesn't ask you that, the web browser does.
    >
    > The answer depends on what browser you use.


    Right you are. Found the setting in FF, thanks!

    Dan
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 01 Apr 2010 14:15:49 -0700, Dan <none@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Running XP home. How do I get the OS to ask me whether I want a file
    >dl'd from a web site to be opened by a certain program or saved? I
    >accidentally told it to save a file of this type so I could email it to
    >my brother, and forgot to uncheck "do this automatically", now I can't
    >get that dialog to reappear so I can change it back to "open" from
    >"save". The box no longer appears, it just saves, and I would prefer it
    >to open the file. I have tried ALL the options in folder options/file
    >types/advanced, etc. Have tried deleting the file type from that list
    >several times and reentering it, still just saves w/o asking. Have
    >tried changing the edit file type/actions settings, no difference.
    >Driving me nuts. Ideas?
    >
    >TIA
    >
    >Dan


    Browser preferences ?
     

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