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: CUsers\<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..