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IE9: Changing the default download option to Open (for specific file type) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Our users are downloading file .ugs from Website (internal webserver). 
    IE everytime asks typical Open, Save, SaveAs dialog. 
    But does not offer to remmber selected option as default for subsequent downloads

    We have used standard commands assoc and ftype to associate our file extension with an application.
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    C:\Users\sbade1>ftype | findstr ugs
    ugsimanfile=C:\Progra~1\Siemens\Teamce~1\portal\portal.bat "%1"

    C:\Users\sbade1>assoc .ugs
    .ugs=ugsimanfile
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    Our application opens fine if we double click the file on disk to open it

    Is there any way to tell IE to remember selected option as default for e.g. Open
    Or is there any ways to do some registry settings to open specific file type by default instead of asking open,save,saveas,options

    Thanks,
    -Sujit


    Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:03 AM

Answers

  • We have used standard commands assoc and ftype to associate our file extension with an application.

    The problem is on the server.  E.g. the server needs to tell IE the correct MIME type otherwise (by default) IE does "MIME sniffing" and ignores your file extension as its clue about what you want.  

    You can confirm this idea by using a Security Settings override which says don't do this and by using the Developer Tools, Network Capture tool to find out what the server is actually telling IE about it.

     
    FYI



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Saturday, August 24, 2013 4:44 PM
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