View Full Version : retick always ask before opening this kind of file?

19-09-2003, 04:42 PM
recently when downloading a large amount of files I accidently unticked "always ask before opening this kind of file" and now it opens zips instead of saving them. I refuse to use "save target as" because it is inconvienient and some sites disable right clicking. So is it possible to retick this thing somehow? Thanks.

19-09-2003, 05:17 PM
can nobody help?

19-09-2003, 05:43 PM
Hi, not 100% sure but is this an file association problem?
if so then this is probably the solution-

In My Computer or Windows Explorer, on the View menu, click Folder Options.

Click the File Types tab.

Click the file type you want to modify, and then click Edit.

If necessary, in Description of type, type the appropriate information for the new file type.

If necessary, in Associated extension, type the extension you want for the new file type.

Click New.

In Action, enter the action that you want to define (such as Open or Print).

In Application used to perform action, enter the command that you want to complete this action, and then click OK.

19-09-2003, 05:48 PM
No, it's nothing to do with file association. When you click on a download link in IE6, it usually pops up a dialog asking whether you would like to open the file or save it to disk.
there is a tick box. "Always ask before opening this kind of file?"
I unticked it by accident, and now it opens zip files instead of downloading them.

19-09-2003, 05:53 PM
nevermind, found the solution on a site.

19-09-2003, 08:31 PM
Please tell us Wilky as it could or may happen to any of us....

19-09-2003, 09:30 PM
Open tools and click the reset to defauts tab.

19-09-2003, 09:32 PM
ok,the fans scream for more detial so i shall give it to them,..


tools>internet options>advanced>restore defaults