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  • Question

  • Howdy,

    We are a financial institution that provides customer-facing kiosks for our online banking within each retail location.

    Our kiosks have aftermarket software called "Internet Kiosk Pro" installed to prevent access to the full Windows GUI, restrict access to our handful of websites, etc.

    It seems as if MSIE v10 and later have no option to bypass or "always open" a particular file type. The trouble thus presented is that it becomes impossible for our customer to view their statements online in PDF format.

    The most promising workaround I've found involved a registry hack along the lines of this. The specific app or file type is placed inside the new key.

    • Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Shell
    • If it doesn’t exist, create the AttachmentExecute key
    • Create the {0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} key

    This method only produced strange results like blank browser tabs opening, etc., but never simply unfettered opening of PDF files. Neither have I found a way within Adobe Reader XI to open inside of browser. A setting exists for it, however MSIE still prompts for open/save.

    How can this be accomplished within MSIE v10/11? TIA!


    JTW

    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:35 PM

Answers

  • It seems as if MSIE v10 and later have no option to bypass or "always open" a particular file type.

    On which OS?  I think this is more about the OS removing functionality than about IE.  E.g. in XP we have a dialog for File Types.  That went in Vista.  A third-party alternative is available from NirSoft.  FileTypesMan.

    Otherwise, or if you can't find a workaround that way, I would run ProcMon to try to see what is going on.  E.g. you would probably get some clues from  RegQueryValue  which were not being satisfied.  Etc.

     

    Good luck



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    • Proposed as answer by Yolanda Zhu Tuesday, January 20, 2015 9:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:00 AM
    Friday, January 16, 2015 5:56 PM
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  • Hi,

    what are your settings for "do not save encrypted files to disk"?

    (Advanced tab of Internet Options)

    Regards.


    Rob^_^

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 6:52 AM
  • That item is un-checked (disabled).

    JTW

    Thursday, January 15, 2015 4:35 PM
  • It seems as if MSIE v10 and later have no option to bypass or "always open" a particular file type.

    On which OS?  I think this is more about the OS removing functionality than about IE.  E.g. in XP we have a dialog for File Types.  That went in Vista.  A third-party alternative is available from NirSoft.  FileTypesMan.

    Otherwise, or if you can't find a workaround that way, I would run ProcMon to try to see what is going on.  E.g. you would probably get some clues from  RegQueryValue  which were not being satisfied.  Etc.

     

    Good luck



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    • Proposed as answer by Yolanda Zhu Tuesday, January 20, 2015 9:36 AM
    • Marked as answer by Yolanda Zhu Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:00 AM
    Friday, January 16, 2015 5:56 PM
    Answerer