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How to avoid/ bypass "File Download Dialoge Box" in IE8? RRS feed

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  • Is there any way to avoid/ bypass "File Download Dialoge Box" in IE8? Actually I have a website hosted on Windows Server at local intranet having power point slide shows (.ppsx). Clients (having Windows 7 with IE8) accessing those slide shows come across File Download prompt. There is requirement to avoid/ bypass that open/ save file popup. Please guide me to do the needful.

    It is pertinent to mention that I had tried all the possible ways available at internet through google/ bing. Those inclues (but not limited to) 

    - Customising IE Internet Options -> Security Settings 

    - Adjusting IE Advanced Settings

    - Registry Editing

    - Group Policy Settings

    None of these settings work at all. So please dont waste your time suggesting above stated solutions. This must be something out-of-box solution through breaking the ground.

    Waiting to read from someone very genius please. 

    Thursday, September 1, 2016 4:45 AM

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  • Hi Muhamad Waqas Ahmad,

    Based on my knowledge and search, In Internet Explorer 10 and IE 11 Microsoft has hidden the option to automatically open files rather than prompting for you to open or save a file of that type each time you click on it. In earlier versions of IE, the open/save dialog prompt came with a checkbox option to show, or not to show the dialog again for a particular file type, but this is no longer easily available.

    Please refer to the link below to modify the registry value if you have not tried.

    http://9to5it.com/internet-explorer-disable-do-you-want-to-open-or-save-this-file-prompt/

    Hope it will be helpful to you


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    Friday, September 2, 2016 8:27 AM
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    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:04 AM
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