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  • Question

  • I cleared the "Always ask before opening this type of file" option for
    PDFs, but now I want to restore it. The two common solutions, an option
    in the File Types tab and the AttachmentExecute registry key, only seem
    to be valid for Windows XP and Windows Vista, respectively (I'm using
    Windows 7).

    How can I restore the prompt that asks if I want to save or open PDFs?
    Sunday, April 18, 2010 9:40 PM

Answers

  • HA HA! I have discovered that the problem must with with Adobe Reader, not Windows and Internet Explorer. The Vista trick of deleting the file type from the AttachmentExecute registry key does work, but Adobe Reader's behavior isn't controlled from there. I can turn on and off other file types, like .mp3 files, but PDFs work differently.

    Since this is specific to Adobe Reader, I'm going to go there for further answers. Thanks to everyone who helped!

    Friday, April 23, 2010 10:55 PM

All replies

  • Are your PDFs loading directly into your Internet Explorer windows without prompts?  I believe that's because the latest version of the Adobe PDF Reader software sets things up (via Mime type application/pdf) to do that, so that PDFs can be seamlessly embedded in browser pages.  I don't know how to get it to always prompt except to remove Adobe PDF Reader entirely.

    Keep in mind you should be able to save the file if you right-click the link and choose Save Target As...

    I hate what they've done in Windows 7 to reduce the user's capability to manage file type associations.

    -Noel

     

     

    • Proposed as answer by Noel Carboni Saturday, April 24, 2010 12:20 AM
    Monday, April 19, 2010 3:25 PM
  • If you are using firefox you can go to the Tools>Options>Applications tabs and choose the way you would like to open PDFs.  I did the same thing with Word and PPT documents and this made the box with the options 'open with' and 'save' come back.
    Monday, April 19, 2010 5:32 PM
  • Hi David,

     

    You can try the following suggestions to see if the issue can be resolved:

     

    1.     Go to Start, click Control Panel and then click Internet Options.

    2.     On Security tab, click "Custom level…".

    3.     Scroll down to Downloads section.

    4.     Select "Disable" for "Automatic prompting for file downloads".

    5.     Click OK.

     

    Please check if the issue can be resolved. If the issue persists, you can refer to the suggestions in this blog: Reset the Always Ask Before Opening This Type of File Setting

     

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    Regards,

    Linda

     

    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 6:32 AM
  • Thanks for all the replies so far. Unfortunately, nothing has helped yet.

    Linda, "Automatic prompting for file downloads" is already disabled. The link to the blog you provided only works for Windows XP and Vista. I do not have the registry key mentioned.

    Noel, you can change PDFs from loading directly in the browser by going, in Adobe Reader, to Edit > Preferences > Internet, and unchecking "Display PDF in browser." This is not my problem, however.

    Fiddlebiker, I know how to do this in Firefox, but I'm using Internet Explorer, and I'm getting frustrated that there seems to be no way to undo the change.

    Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:30 AM
  • Please check if the solutions in this article works: http://www.slipstick.com/problems/always_ask.htm

     

    "To always ask before opening, either delete the EditFlags value or change the value to 00 00 00 00"

     

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

     

    Friday, April 23, 2010 9:02 AM
  • Noel, you can change PDFs from loading directly in the browser by going, in Adobe Reader, to Edit > Preferences > Internet, and unchecking "Display PDF in browser."

    Excellent!  That clears the way for me to do an experiment to try to get to the bottom of this once and for all:

    1.  I'll export a copy of the entire registry.
    2.  Click on a PDF link and see the prompt.
    3.  Check the [ ] Don't ask again box and hit OK.
    4.  Save a new copy of the entire registry.
    5.  Compare and see what's changed.

    I think I'll also run ProcMon and watch what's written to the registry, though I suspect for an operation as complicated as an internet download a TON of stuff will be accessed.

    -Noel

    Friday, April 23, 2010 5:26 PM
  • Argh, the experiment was no good.  Even with [ ] Display PDF in Browser unchecked, the files just downloaded and opened without prompts right into Adobe Reader.  Thing is, I don't believe I ever gave it permission to do that.  I think the setting you're looking for may be automatically tweaked by the Adobe Reader install, but I'm not sure yet...

    I'll try reverting to a fresh virtual machine snapshot taken right after Windows 7 was installed to try again...

    -Noel

    Friday, April 23, 2010 6:16 PM
  • Okay, I think I can FINALLY shed some light on the subject.  I did as I mentioned above, based on a fresh Windows 7 install.

    First, with default out-of-the-box Internet Explorer 8 settings, when I clicked on a PDF link, it presented me with this dialog:

    Then I downloaded and installed Adobe Reader.  A subsequent click on that same PDF link now netted this dialog:

    I subsequently checked the [ ] Do not show me the warning for this program again box, after which I verified the file will directly load into Adobe Reader without prompt.  The following changes occurred in the registry. 

    NOTE: Since this was essentially a fresh install of Windows 7 from the October 2009 RTM, I suspect other activity (e.g., the download of updates) was occurring in the background.  Perhaps I should have thought ahead better and done a more controlled experiment without the network connected, but I'm not going to do it again.  What you're looking for is in here, possibly among other things you don't need.

    Added to the Registry:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\AdobeARM_RASAPI32]
    "EnableFileTracing"=dword:00000000
    "EnableConsoleTracing"=dword:00000000
    "FileTracingMask"=dword:ffff0000
    "ConsoleTracingMask"=dword:ffff0000
    "MaxFileSize"=dword:00100000
    "FileDirectory"=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,\
      74,00,72,00,61,00,63,00,69,00,6e,00,67,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\AdobeARM_RASMANCS]
    "EnableFileTracing"=dword:00000000
    "EnableConsoleTracing"=dword:00000000
    "FileTracingMask"=dword:ffff0000
    "ConsoleTracingMask"=dword:ffff0000
    "MaxFileSize"=dword:00100000
    "FileDirectory"=hex(2):25,00,77,00,69,00,6e,00,64,00,69,00,72,00,25,00,5c,00,\
      74,00,72,00,61,00,63,00,69,00,6e,00,67,00,00,00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
    "Uninstall Adobe Download Manager"="\"C:\\Windows\\system32\\rundll32.exe\" \"C:\\Program Files\\NOS\\bin\\getPlus_Helper.dll\",Uninstall /IE2883E8F-472F-4fb0-9522-AC9BF37916A7 /Get1noarp"

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Compatibility Assistant\Monitored]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Compatibility Assistant\Quarantined]

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NOS\{E2883E8F-472F-4fb0-9522-AC9BF37916A7}]
    "guipath"="C:\\ProgramData\\NOS\\GP_GUI_Adobe\\"

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AdobeViewer]
    "EULA"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Annots]
    "bStampsPaletteInvisible"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Annots\cAnnots]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Annots\cAnnots\cAnnot]
    "tauthor"="NoelC"

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVConversionFromPDF]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVConversionToPDF]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral]
    "bLastExitNormal"=dword:00000001
    "bAppInitialized"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cCommenting]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVGeneral\cToolbars\cCommenting\cStamp]
    "bInternalExpanded"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AVTracker]
    "bLoadOnStart"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Collab]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Originals]
    "sProofingSpace"=hex:55,2e,53,2e,20,57,65,62,20,43,6f,61,74,65,64,20,28,53,57,\
      4f,50,29,20,76,32,00

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Private]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\SDI]
    "bMaximizeNextDocument"=dword:00000000
    "iNullDocBottom"=dword:00000366
    "iNullDocLeft"=dword:0000001e
    "bNullDocMaximized"=dword:00000000
    "iNullDocRight"=dword:00000413
    "iNullDocTop"=dword:0000001e

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Selection]
    "aDefaultSelect"="Select"

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Adobe Acrobat\9.0\DiskCabs]
    "bForms_AdhocWorkflowBackup"=dword:00000000
    "bForms_AdhocWorkflow"=dword:00000000
    "bCollab_OfflineDocs"=dword:00000000
    "bCollab_Workflows"=dword:00000000

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Adobe Synchronizer]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Adobe Synchronizer\9.0]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Adobe Synchronizer\9.0\Acrobat.com]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\MySecurityID]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\MySecurityID\Software]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AdobeViewer]
    "Launched"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Installer]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\MySecurityID\Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\Installer\Migrated]
    "{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-A93000000001}"=dword:00000001

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{87B99D3B-5B1E-4193-A0E6-0E997C7A2CB3}]
    "AppPath"="C:\\Program Files\\Adobe\\Reader 9.0\\Reader"
    "AppName"="Eula.exe"
    "Policy"=dword:00000003

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSavePidlMRU\*]
    "2"=hex:14,00,1f,44,47,1a,03,59,72,3f,a7,44,89,c5,55,95,fe,6b,30,ee,7e,00,74,\
      00,1c,00,43,46,53,46,16,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,73,3b,52,01,12,20,41,70,70,44,\
      61,74,61,00,00,00,74,1a,59,5e,96,df,d3,48,8d,67,17,33,bc,ee,28,ba,c5,cd,fa,\
      df,9f,67,56,41,89,47,c5,c7,6b,c0,b6,7f,3c,00,08,00,04,00,ef,be,73,3b,51,01,\
      73,3b,52,01,2a,00,00,00,8b,01,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
      00,00,00,00,00,41,00,70,00,70,00,44,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,00,00,42,00,4c,00,\
      31,00,00,00,00,00,97,3c,aa,93,10,20,4c,6f,63,61,6c,00,38,00,08,00,04,00,ef,\
      be,73,3b,51,01,97,3c,aa,93,2a,00,00,00,9e,01,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,\
      00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,61,00,6c,00,00,00,14,00,4a,\
      00,31,00,00,00,00,00,97,3c,14,94,10,20,54,65,6d,70,00,00,36,00,08,00,04,00,\
      ef,be,73,3b,51,01,97,3c,14,94,2a,00,00,00,9f,01,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\
      00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,54,00,65,00,6d,00,70,00,00,00,14,00,a4,00,\
      32,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,80,00,45,6e,74,69,72,65,5f,52,65,67,69,73,74,\
      72,79,5f,41,66,74,65,72,5f,43,68,65,63,6b,62,6f,78,2e,72,65,67,00,00,72,00,\
      08,00,04,00,ef,be,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2a,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
      00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,45,00,6e,00,74,00,69,00,72,00,\
      65,00,5f,00,52,00,65,00,67,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,72,00,79,00,5f,00,41,00,66,\
      00,74,00,65,00,72,00,5f,00,43,00,68,00,65,00,63,00,6b,00,62,00,6f,00,78,00,\
      2e,00,72,00,65,00,67,00,00,00,32,00,00,00

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSavePidlMRU\reg]
    "2"=hex:14,00,1f,44,47,1a,03,59,72,3f,a7,44,89,c5,55,95,fe,6b,30,ee,7e,00,74,\
      00,1c,00,43,46,53,46,16,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,73,3b,52,01,12,20,41,70,70,44,\
      61,74,61,00,00,00,74,1a,59,5e,96,df,d3,48,8d,67,17,33,bc,ee,28,ba,c5,cd,fa,\
      df,9f,67,56,41,89,47,c5,c7,6b,c0,b6,7f,3c,00,08,00,04,00,ef,be,73,3b,51,01,\
      73,3b,52,01,2a,00,00,00,8b,01,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
      00,00,00,00,00,41,00,70,00,70,00,44,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,00,00,42,00,4c,00,\
      31,00,00,00,00,00,97,3c,aa,93,10,20,4c,6f,63,61,6c,00,38,00,08,00,04,00,ef,\
      be,73,3b,51,01,97,3c,aa,93,2a,00,00,00,9e,01,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,\
      00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,61,00,6c,00,00,00,14,00,4a,\
      00,31,00,00,00,00,00,97,3c,14,94,10,20,54,65,6d,70,00,00,36,00,08,00,04,00,\
      ef,be,73,3b,51,01,97,3c,14,94,2a,00,00,00,9f,01,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,\
      00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,54,00,65,00,6d,00,70,00,00,00,14,00,a4,00,\
      32,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,80,00,45,6e,74,69,72,65,5f,52,65,67,69,73,74,\
      72,79,5f,41,66,74,65,72,5f,43,68,65,63,6b,62,6f,78,2e,72,65,67,00,00,72,00,\
      08,00,04,00,ef,be,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,2a,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
      00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,45,00,6e,00,74,00,69,00,72,00,\
      65,00,5f,00,52,00,65,00,67,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,72,00,79,00,5f,00,41,00,66,\
      00,74,00,65,00,72,00,5f,00,43,00,68,00,65,00,63,00,6b,00,62,00,6f,00,78,00,\
      2e,00,72,00,65,00,67,00,00,00,32,00,00,00

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{25336920-03F9-11CF-8FD0-00AA00686F13}]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{25336920-03F9-11CF-8FD0-00AA00686F13}\iexplore]
    "Type"=dword:00000000
    "Flags"=dword:00000000
    "Count"=dword:00000001
    "Time"=hex:da,07,04,00,05,00,17,00,12,00,20,00,1e,00,52,03

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CA8A9780-280D-11CF-A24D-444553540000}]

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{CA8A9780-280D-11CF-A24D-444553540000}\iexplore]
    "Type"=dword:00000001
    "Flags"=dword:00000000
    "Count"=dword:00000001
    "Time"=hex:da,07,04,00,05,00,17,00,12,00,1f,00,02,00,db,01

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Classes\Local Settings\MuiCache\9\52C64B7E]
    "@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\p2pcollab.dll,-8042"="Peer to Peer Trust"
    "@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\qagentrt.dll,-10"="System Health Authentication"
    "@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\dnsapi.dll,-103"="Domain Name System (DNS) Server Trust"
    "@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\fveui.dll,-843"="BitLocker Drive Encryption"
    "@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\fveui.dll,-844"="BitLocker Data Recovery Agent"

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Local Settings\MuiCache\9\52C64B7E]
    "@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\p2pcollab.dll,-8042"="Peer to Peer Trust"
    "@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\qagentrt.dll,-10"="System Health Authentication"
    "@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\dnsapi.dll,-103"="Domain Name System (DNS) Server Trust"
    "@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\fveui.dll,-843"="BitLocker Drive Encryption"
    "@%SystemRoot%\\System32\\fveui.dll,-844"="BitLocker Data Recovery Agent"


    Changed in the Registry:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\BITS]
    "StateIndex"=dword:00000000
    (changed from "StateIndex"=dword:00000001)

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nsi\{eb004a03-9b1a-11d4-9123-0050047759bc}\24]
    "ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff02"=hex:00,00,00,00,ad,03,00,00,00,00,00,00,ff,\
    (changed from "ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff02"=hex:00,00,00,00,7c,03,00,00,00,00,00,00,ff,\)

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Security\AntiPhishing\2CEDBFBC-DBA8-43AA-B1FD-CC8E6316E3E2]
    "UserFile"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,01,\
      00,00,00,49,ec,63,1e,07,ec,10,43,84,56,11,b9,1e,22,4d,0e,00,00,00,00,12,00,\
      00,00,55,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,00,00,10,66,00,00,00,\
      01,00,00,20,00,00,00,c5,20,0d,fa,25,d3,11,b4,57,b7,c2,07,9a,7b,51,ff,b0,2b,\
      46,d6,28,e4,09,fa,45,c7,9b,6f,66,cb,18,ad,00,00,00,00,0e,80,00,00,00,02,00,\
      00,20,00,00,00,1f,c7,45,6f,54,b4,b7,46,b5,9a,8b,bb,b4,b0,0b,5b,1c,67,08,fe,\
      bf,7e,fb,0b,9a,7b,83,1d,e9,28,aa,1f,10,00,00,00,2b,7b,42,f7,d5,0b,d1,45,c8,\
      3b,7f,6a,fe,6e,ea,f5,40,00,00,00,bb,27,40,9c,aa,e8,cd,92,46,4e,be,bf,24,89,\
      1d,2d,d3,10,a0,5c,23,f3,e8,ee,3d,20,a5,e8,05,6f,38,f9,80,00,cd,d1,ec,42,25,\
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    (changed from "UserFile"=hex:01,00,00,00,d0,8c,9d,df,01,15,d1,11,8c,7a,00,c0,4f,c2,97,eb,01,\
      00,00,00,49,ec,63,1e,07,ec,10,43,84,56,11,b9,1e,22,4d,0e,00,00,00,00,12,00,\
      00,00,55,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,46,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,00,00,10,66,00,00,00,\
      01,00,00,20,00,00,00,16,63,79,62,97,9e,81,c1,db,a2,8f,d9,7e,2a,fa,4c,3a,f3,\
      f1,76,58,3b,36,84,c9,c2,0f,98,5f,de,7c,42,00,00,00,00,0e,80,00,00,00,02,00,\
      00,20,00,00,00,40,da,54,0b,49,4c,10,00,bb,28,91,06,42,34,c8,ad,81,2e,01,1d,\
      c6,ba,d3,94,c3,ad,fa,3b,e7,8c,1e,4d,10,00,00,00,f4,e3,c0,ee,f6,b9,33,96,dd,\
      a1,ce,e0,ee,91,6b,92,40,00,00,00,0b,8c,12,d9,3b,e5,73,20,bf,ca,09,b1,7b,f7,\
      e2,26,7d,51,6c,e8,ac,2d,e4,fb,a0,6d,ea,5c,bd,e9,57,bb,99,4c,35,71,3c,d4,ec,\
      c2,55,1f,04,b7,00,42,05,67,a2,8e,19,16,3b,ed,9e,37,a2,0b,a4,51,78,60,4e,2d)

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\IETld\LowMic]
    "StaleIETldCache"=dword:00000000
    (Changed from "StaleIETldCache"=dword:00000001)

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSavePidlMRU\*]
    "MRUListEx"=hex:02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff
    (Changed from "MRUListEx"=hex:01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff)

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\OpenSavePidlMRU\reg]
    "MRUListEx"=hex:02,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff
    (Changed from "MRUListEx"=hex:01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,ff,ff,ff,ff)

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{CEBFF5CD-ACE2-4F4F-9178-9926F41749EA}\Count]
    "HRZR_PGYFRFFVBA"=hex:00,00,00,00,5d,00,00,00,87,00,00,00,13,ab,2c,00,0e,00,00,\
    (Changed from "HRZR_PGYFRFFVBA"=hex:00,00,00,00,5d,00,00,00,84,00,00,00,9c,d6,2b,00,0e,00,00,\)
    "Zvpebfbsg.VagreargRkcybere.Qrsnhyg"=hex:00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,\
      97,ee,00,00,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,\
    (Changed from "Zvpebfbsg.VagreargRkcybere.Qrsnhyg"=hex:00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,\
      41,b6,00,00,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,\)
    "{S38OS404-1Q43-42S2-9305-67QR0O28SP23}\\ertrqvg.rkr"=hex:00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
      00,05,00,00,00,6f,14,01,00,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,\
    (Changed from "{S38OS404-1Q43-42S2-9305-67QR0O28SP23}\\ertrqvg.rkr"=hex:00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
      00,03,00,00,00,4e,78,00,00,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,00,00,80,bf,\)

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections]
    "SavedLegacySettings"=hex:46,00,00,00,07,00,00,00,09,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
    (Changed from "SavedLegacySettings"=hex:46,00,00,00,06,00,00,00,09,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\)

     

    Removed from the Registry

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\NOS\{E2883E8F-472F-4fb0-9522-AC9BF37916A7}]
     "dlol"=hex:51,90,90,90,95,d9,b1,90,31,41,41,51,78,2c,2c,0d,05,41,28,15,01,2d,\
      19,05,28,1d,2d,25,2c,59,05,15,01,05,59,2c,4d,05,19,5d,05,59,49,35,1d,05,5d,\
      2c,01,21,25,2c,90,90,90,90,90,90,2d,29,90,a5,1d,95,09,05,05,ed,dd,05,1d,45,\
      59,35,41,75,ed,dd,1d,15,29,ed,d1,21,45,5d,90,90,8d,2d,2d,0d,21,05,ed,c1,2d,\
      2d,21,19,15,59,ed,48,28,5c,90,90,59,05,15,01,05,59,90,90
    "settings_ARH"=hex:31,41,41,51,78,2c,2c,51,21,15,41,09,2d,59,25,01,21,28,15,01,\
      2d,19,05,28,1d,2d,25,2c,95,01,2d,19,05,2c,95,d9,b1,2c,54,28,44,2c,15,59,31,\
      28,05,71,05,90,90,90,90,9d,78,e1,d1,59,2d,0d,59,15,25,81,15,41,15,e1,a9,ad,\
      dd,e1,95,01,2d,19,05,ed,81,2d,4d,29,21,2d,15,01,5d,e1,29,2d,5d,ed,40,40,4c,\
      54,28,01,15,41,90,a2,0c,1f,92,09,e8,bf,1f,0c,10,6c,7c,c0,c9,e7,20,24,35,29,\
      5d,41,15,21,21,95,51,51,dd,35,21,05,29,41,10,24,01,05,5d,3d,41,2d,51,dd,31,\
      2d,59,41,1d,45,41,10,24,51,59,2d,0d,59,15,25,a5,05,29,45,90,90,90,90,90,94,\
      90,90,90,94,90,90,90,95,d9,b1,90,90,d1,94,90,90,94,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,\
      90,90,90,90,90,90,90,94,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,\
      90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,\
      90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,\
      90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,\
      90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,10,90,90,90,94,90,90,90,ac,90,90,90,\
      90,52,8d,17,79,c0,ab,6c,90,90,90,90,90,9d,78,e1,d1,59,2d,0d,59,15,25,81,15,\
      41,15,e1,a9,ad,dd,e1,95,01,2d,19,05,ed,81,2d,4d,29,21,2d,15,01,5d,e1,15,59,\
      31,28,05,71,05,90,90,d9,05,15,01,05,59,ed,74,28,5c,ed,85,29,0d,21,35,5d,31,\
      ed,09,2d,59,ed,cd,35,29,01,2d,4d,5d,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,\
      90,90,90,90,90,90,31,41,41,51,78,2c,2c,01,21,25,51,35,29,0d,28,15,01,2d,19,\
      05,28,1d,2d,25,2c,01,21,25,2c,15,28,0d,35,09,6c,35,41,05,25,35,01,64,95,d9,\
      b1,90,90,54,28,44,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,\
      90,90,90,90,90,94,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,94,90,90,90,31,41,41,51,78,2c,2c,01,\
      21,25,51,35,29,0d,28,15,01,2d,19,05,28,1d,2d,25,2c,01,21,25,2c,1d,15,29,1d,\
      05,21,28,0d,35,09,6c,35,41,05,25,35,01,64,95,d9,b1,90
    "avalues_ARH"=hex:33,d3,18,ff,77,c8,09,91,90,a6,ce,29,d8,9e,5b,6c,90,90,90,90,\
      90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90
    "avalues_Air_Installer"=hex:98,90,90,90,90,a0,09,91,31,62,41,de,f0,c3,85,91,90,\
      90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,91,64,b8,cf,1e,53,ec,91
    "avalues_Reader_9.3_English_for_Windows"=hex:98,90,90,90,90,e0,09,91,31,62,41,\
      de,f0,42,9d,91,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,13,ab,4f,dd,1f,07,a9,91,90,90,90,90,\
      90,90,90,90
    "avalues_Acrobat.com"=hex:72,5f,67,c3,71,f4,09,91,53,db,a5,19,d0,f0,44,91,90,\
      90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,90,91,24,5a,e6,2f,0d,3c,91

     

    -Noel

    • Proposed as answer by Noel Carboni Friday, April 23, 2010 7:25 PM
    Friday, April 23, 2010 7:22 PM
  • HA HA! I have discovered that the problem must with with Adobe Reader, not Windows and Internet Explorer. The Vista trick of deleting the file type from the AttachmentExecute registry key does work, but Adobe Reader's behavior isn't controlled from there. I can turn on and off other file types, like .mp3 files, but PDFs work differently.

    Since this is specific to Adobe Reader, I'm going to go there for further answers. Thanks to everyone who helped!

    Friday, April 23, 2010 10:55 PM
  • Noel, my guess would be this one:

     

    [HKEY_USERS\MySecurityID \Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\InternetRegistry\REGISTRY\USER\MySecurityID \Software\Adobe\Acrobat Reader\9.0\AdobeViewer]
    "Launched"=dword:00000001

     

    Change it to 00000000 and see what happens.

     


    Rich Why can't I be different and original like everybody else? - Vivian Stanshal
    Saturday, April 24, 2010 12:52 AM
  • Have you tried FileTypesMan from Nirsoft? For me, it is THE replacement for the now missing File Types option we had in Win XP.

    Take a look here:  http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/file_types_manager.html

     

    Regards, Hanno

    Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:35 PM
  • HA HA! I have discovered that the problem must with with Adobe Reader

    Isn't that what I said in my first response?

    -Noel

    Saturday, May 15, 2010 2:18 AM
  • Hanno and fellows,

    This definitively is THE solution for this kind of problem.

    Since some months, I already had messed up all my registry and IE trying to find a right fix, however FileTypesMan allows us to change this behavior to the default (show always ask again) simply unchecking, for each desired filetype (all are listed), the option "[ ] Open this file immediately after download, without confirmation".

    Simple and perfect!

     

    Friday, September 23, 2011 7:02 PM