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Download Dialog and Progress Meter Disappeared.

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Richard B, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. Richard B

    Richard B Flightless Bird

    Okay, I've pinned this down to being the fault of Internet Explorer 8,
    so hopefully there is someone here that can tell me how to fix it.

    You know that dialog box that pops up when you start a download asking
    if you want to "RUN" or "SAVE" the file?

    Well there is a little check box on that dialog to ask if you want this
    question each time.

    That box got UNCHECKED by accident

    And I can't find the control to restore it.

    Now when I download a file, there is no decision dialog box, no download
    progress meter and when the download is completed it opens the file
    window in a folder under Temporary Internet files for Windows:
    C:/Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet
    Files\Content.IE5\XS0DCPDN\<download file>

    I have tried downloading using FireFox and everything there works fine,
    so this is a problem with IE8.

    It has been recommended to do a System Restore, but there are no restore
    points to go back to.

    Does anyone know how to restore this dialog box and download functionality?

    Thank you,

    Richard..
     
  2. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    It will depend on the operating system you are using.
    For up to XP....

    You set this for each file type, e.g. for .zip
    Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options-File Types
    Find the .zip association (may be WinZip File)
    Edit, (or click Advanced on ME or XP) and check the "Confirm open
    after download" box

    The path to Folder Options may vary according to your operating
    system. It may be:
    Windows Explorer-View-Folder Options
    Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options
    Start-Settings-Folder Options
    Start-Settings-Control Panel-Folder options.

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm


    On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:30:49 -0600, in
    microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, Richard B
    <rbillingsley@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >Okay, I've pinned this down to being the fault of Internet Explorer 8,
    >so hopefully there is someone here that can tell me how to fix it.
    >
    >You know that dialog box that pops up when you start a download asking
    >if you want to "RUN" or "SAVE" the file?
    >
    >Well there is a little check box on that dialog to ask if you want this
    >question each time.
    >
    >That box got UNCHECKED by accident
    >
    >And I can't find the control to restore it.
    >
    >Now when I download a file, there is no decision dialog box, no download
    >progress meter and when the download is completed it opens the file
    >window in a folder under Temporary Internet files for Windows:
    > C:/Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet
    >Files\Content.IE5\XS0DCPDN\<download file>
    >
    >I have tried downloading using FireFox and everything there works fine,
    >so this is a problem with IE8.
    >
    >It has been recommended to do a System Restore, but there are no restore
    >points to go back to.
    >
    >Does anyone know how to restore this dialog box and download functionality?
    >
    >Thank you,
    >
    >Richard..
     
  3. David B.

    David B. Flightless Bird

    Not even remotely close, has nothing to do with the OS.

    To the OP, in IE go to tools > options > advanced tab, under the browsing
    section check the box that says "notify when downloads complete".

    --


    --
    "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    news:7r0uk5dak8rgau46qnc7ra5iq8p72cehrc@4ax.com...
    > It will depend on the operating system you are using.
    > For up to XP....
    >
    > You set this for each file type, e.g. for .zip
    > Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options-File Types
    > Find the .zip association (may be WinZip File)
    > Edit, (or click Advanced on ME or XP) and check the "Confirm open
    > after download" box
    >
    > The path to Folder Options may vary according to your operating
    > system. It may be:
    > Windows Explorer-View-Folder Options
    > Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options
    > Start-Settings-Folder Options
    > Start-Settings-Control Panel-Folder options.
    >
    > ...Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:30:49 -0600, in
    > microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, Richard B
    > <rbillingsley@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Okay, I've pinned this down to being the fault of Internet Explorer 8,
    >>so hopefully there is someone here that can tell me how to fix it.
    >>
    >>You know that dialog box that pops up when you start a download asking
    >>if you want to "RUN" or "SAVE" the file?
    >>
    >>Well there is a little check box on that dialog to ask if you want this
    >>question each time.
    >>
    >>That box got UNCHECKED by accident
    >>
    >>And I can't find the control to restore it.
    >>
    >>Now when I download a file, there is no decision dialog box, no download
    >>progress meter and when the download is completed it opens the file
    >>window in a folder under Temporary Internet files for Windows:
    >> C:/Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet
    >>Files\Content.IE5\XS0DCPDN\<download file>
    >>
    >>I have tried downloading using FireFox and everything there works fine,
    >>so this is a problem with IE8.
    >>
    >>It has been recommended to do a System Restore, but there are no restore
    >>points to go back to.
    >>
    >>Does anyone know how to restore this dialog box and download
    >>functionality?
    >>
    >>Thank you,
    >>
    >>Richard..
     
  4. Donald Anadell

    Donald Anadell Flightless Bird

    See:

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/reset-the-always-ask-before-opening-this-type-of-file-setting/

    Good luck,

    Donald Anadell


    "Richard B" <rbillingsley@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:%23hPKP0QlKHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Okay, I've pinned this down to being the fault of Internet Explorer 8, so
    > hopefully there is someone here that can tell me how to fix it.
    >
    > You know that dialog box that pops up when you start a download asking if
    > you want to "RUN" or "SAVE" the file?
    >
    > Well there is a little check box on that dialog to ask if you want this
    > question each time.
    >
    > That box got UNCHECKED by accident
    >
    > And I can't find the control to restore it.
    >
    > Now when I download a file, there is no decision dialog box, no download
    > progress meter and when the download is completed it opens the file window
    > in a folder under Temporary Internet files for Windows:
    > C:/Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet
    > Files\Content.IE5\XS0DCPDN\<download file>
    >
    > I have tried downloading using FireFox and everything there works fine, so
    > this is a problem with IE8.
    >
    > It has been recommended to do a System Restore, but there are no restore
    > points to go back to.
    >
    > Does anyone know how to restore this dialog box and download
    > functionality?
    >
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Richard..
     
  5. Alan Edwards

    Alan Edwards Flightless Bird

    You are incorrect.
    The OP did not ask for "notify when downloads complete".
    See Donald's reply for the reset method that includes Vista.

    Reset the always ask before opening this type of file setting:
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/reset-the-always-ask-before-opening-this-type-of-file-setting/

    ....Alan
    --
    Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    http://dts-l.com/index.htm



    On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:55:57 -0500, in
    microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, "David B."
    <mail@nomail.net> wrote:

    >Not even remotely close, has nothing to do with the OS.
    >
    >To the OP, in IE go to tools > options > advanced tab, under the browsing
    >section check the box that says "notify when downloads complete".
    >
    >--
    >
    >
    >--
    >"Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >news:7r0uk5dak8rgau46qnc7ra5iq8p72cehrc@4ax.com...
    >> It will depend on the operating system you are using.
    >> For up to XP....
    >>
    >> You set this for each file type, e.g. for .zip
    >> Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options-File Types
    >> Find the .zip association (may be WinZip File)
    >> Edit, (or click Advanced on ME or XP) and check the "Confirm open
    >> after download" box
    >>
    >> The path to Folder Options may vary according to your operating
    >> system. It may be:
    >> Windows Explorer-View-Folder Options
    >> Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options
    >> Start-Settings-Folder Options
    >> Start-Settings-Control Panel-Folder options.
    >>
    >> ...Alan
    >> --
    >> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>
    >>
    >> On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:30:49 -0600, in
    >> microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, Richard B
    >> <rbillingsley@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Okay, I've pinned this down to being the fault of Internet Explorer 8,
    >>>so hopefully there is someone here that can tell me how to fix it.
    >>>
    >>>You know that dialog box that pops up when you start a download asking
    >>>if you want to "RUN" or "SAVE" the file?
    >>>
    >>>Well there is a little check box on that dialog to ask if you want this
    >>>question each time.
    >>>
    >>>That box got UNCHECKED by accident
    >>>
    >>>And I can't find the control to restore it.
    >>>
    >>>Now when I download a file, there is no decision dialog box, no download
    >>>progress meter and when the download is completed it opens the file
    >>>window in a folder under Temporary Internet files for Windows:
    >>> C:/Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet
    >>>Files\Content.IE5\XS0DCPDN\<download file>
    >>>
    >>>I have tried downloading using FireFox and everything there works fine,
    >>>so this is a problem with IE8.
    >>>
    >>>It has been recommended to do a System Restore, but there are no restore
    >>>points to go back to.
    >>>
    >>>Does anyone know how to restore this dialog box and download
    >>>functionality?
    >>>
    >>>Thank you,
    >>>
    >>>Richard..
     
  6. David B.

    David B. Flightless Bird

    You are 100% correct, my apologies

    --


    --
    "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    news:708vk59lju4209o4888rqd5puovlphub6g@4ax.com...
    > You are incorrect.
    > The OP did not ask for "notify when downloads complete".
    > See Donald's reply for the reset method that includes Vista.
    >
    > Reset the always ask before opening this type of file setting:
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/reset-the-always-ask-before-opening-this-type-of-file-setting/
    >
    > ...Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:55:57 -0500, in
    > microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, "David B."
    > <mail@nomail.net> wrote:
    >
    >>Not even remotely close, has nothing to do with the OS.
    >>
    >>To the OP, in IE go to tools > options > advanced tab, under the browsing
    >>section check the box that says "notify when downloads complete".
    >>
    >>--
    >>
    >>
    >>--
    >>"Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >>news:7r0uk5dak8rgau46qnc7ra5iq8p72cehrc@4ax.com...
    >>> It will depend on the operating system you are using.
    >>> For up to XP....
    >>>
    >>> You set this for each file type, e.g. for .zip
    >>> Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options-File Types
    >>> Find the .zip association (may be WinZip File)
    >>> Edit, (or click Advanced on ME or XP) and check the "Confirm open
    >>> after download" box
    >>>
    >>> The path to Folder Options may vary according to your operating
    >>> system. It may be:
    >>> Windows Explorer-View-Folder Options
    >>> Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options
    >>> Start-Settings-Folder Options
    >>> Start-Settings-Control Panel-Folder options.
    >>>
    >>> ...Alan
    >>> --
    >>> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >>> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:30:49 -0600, in
    >>> microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, Richard B
    >>> <rbillingsley@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Okay, I've pinned this down to being the fault of Internet Explorer 8,
    >>>>so hopefully there is someone here that can tell me how to fix it.
    >>>>
    >>>>You know that dialog box that pops up when you start a download asking
    >>>>if you want to "RUN" or "SAVE" the file?
    >>>>
    >>>>Well there is a little check box on that dialog to ask if you want this
    >>>>question each time.
    >>>>
    >>>>That box got UNCHECKED by accident
    >>>>
    >>>>And I can't find the control to restore it.
    >>>>
    >>>>Now when I download a file, there is no decision dialog box, no download
    >>>>progress meter and when the download is completed it opens the file
    >>>>window in a folder under Temporary Internet files for Windows:
    >>>> C:/Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet
    >>>>Files\Content.IE5\XS0DCPDN\<download file>
    >>>>
    >>>>I have tried downloading using FireFox and everything there works fine,
    >>>>so this is a problem with IE8.
    >>>>
    >>>>It has been recommended to do a System Restore, but there are no restore
    >>>>points to go back to.
    >>>>
    >>>>Does anyone know how to restore this dialog box and download
    >>>>functionality?
    >>>>
    >>>>Thank you,
    >>>>
    >>>>Richard..
     
  7. justHenson

    justHenson Flightless Bird

    To find the File Types option in Windows 7, I had to go to:

    Control Panel -> Default Programs -> Associate a File Type

    - justHenson

    "Alan Edwards" wrote:

    > It will depend on the operating system you are using.
    > For up to XP....
    >
    > You set this for each file type, e.g. for .zip
    > Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options-File Types
    > Find the .zip association (may be WinZip File)
    > Edit, (or click Advanced on ME or XP) and check the "Confirm open
    > after download" box
    >
    > The path to Folder Options may vary according to your operating
    > system. It may be:
    > Windows Explorer-View-Folder Options
    > Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options
    > Start-Settings-Folder Options
    > Start-Settings-Control Panel-Folder options.
    >
    > ....Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
     
  8. Richard B

    Richard B Flightless Bird

    That fixed it.

    Thank you,

    Richard..

    Alan Edwards wrote:
    > You are incorrect.
    > The OP did not ask for "notify when downloads complete".
    > See Donald's reply for the reset method that includes Vista.
    >
    > Reset the always ask before opening this type of file setting:
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/reset-the-always-ask-before-opening-this-type-of-file-setting/
    >
    > ...Alan
    > --
    > Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    > http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >
    >
    >
    > On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 08:55:57 -0500, in
    > microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, "David B."
    > <mail@nomail.net> wrote:
    >
    >> Not even remotely close, has nothing to do with the OS.
    >>
    >> To the OP, in IE go to tools > options > advanced tab, under the browsing
    >> section check the box that says "notify when downloads complete".
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> "Alan Edwards" <edwards@southcom.com.au> wrote in message
    >> news:7r0uk5dak8rgau46qnc7ra5iq8p72cehrc@4ax.com...
    >>> It will depend on the operating system you are using.
    >>> For up to XP....
    >>>
    >>> You set this for each file type, e.g. for .zip
    >>> Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options-File Types
    >>> Find the .zip association (may be WinZip File)
    >>> Edit, (or click Advanced on ME or XP) and check the "Confirm open
    >>> after download" box
    >>>
    >>> The path to Folder Options may vary according to your operating
    >>> system. It may be:
    >>> Windows Explorer-View-Folder Options
    >>> Windows Explorer-Tools-Folder Options
    >>> Start-Settings-Folder Options
    >>> Start-Settings-Control Panel-Folder options.
    >>>
    >>> ...Alan
    >>> --
    >>> Alan Edwards, MS MVP Windows - Internet Explorer
    >>> http://dts-l.com/index.htm
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> On Thu, 14 Jan 2010 05:30:49 -0600, in
    >>> microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general, Richard B
    >>> <rbillingsley@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Okay, I've pinned this down to being the fault of Internet Explorer 8,
    >>>> so hopefully there is someone here that can tell me how to fix it.
    >>>>
    >>>> You know that dialog box that pops up when you start a download asking
    >>>> if you want to "RUN" or "SAVE" the file?
    >>>>
    >>>> Well there is a little check box on that dialog to ask if you want this
    >>>> question each time.
    >>>>
    >>>> That box got UNCHECKED by accident
    >>>>
    >>>> And I can't find the control to restore it.
    >>>>
    >>>> Now when I download a file, there is no decision dialog box, no download
    >>>> progress meter and when the download is completed it opens the file
    >>>> window in a folder under Temporary Internet files for Windows:
    >>>> C:/Users\<USER>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet
    >>>> Files\Content.IE5\XS0DCPDN\<download file>
    >>>>
    >>>> I have tried downloading using FireFox and everything there works fine,
    >>>> so this is a problem with IE8.
    >>>>
    >>>> It has been recommended to do a System Restore, but there are no restore
    >>>> points to go back to.
    >>>>
    >>>> Does anyone know how to restore this dialog box and download
    >>>> functionality?
    >>>>
    >>>> Thank you,
    >>>>
    >>>> Richard..
     

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