IE11 Disable "what do you want to do with this file" Download Pop Up RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a users computer that is popping up this window every time she clicks on a PDF link in our Intranet.

    OS: Windows 7 Enterprise

    IE: 11

    I run the same OS and the same browser and can't even figure out how to replicate.  I've spent all morning trying to research this and haven't found a solution that works.  Has anyone seen this before?

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 5:56 PM

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  • Hi Chris

    Basically, you go to the registry key...


    ...(create this key if it doesn't exist) and add a zero-byte REG_DWORD value under it named appropriately for the file type you want to open. Like this...


    To choose the reg_dword name look at the "default" REG_SZ value in the key Computer\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pdf



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    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 6:52 PM