IE Auto-opening .zip files!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Jestermask, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. Jestermask

    Jestermask WinTMBG Professional

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    Alright, so I guess I screwed up SOMEWHERE this morning...

    Whenever I left-click on a .zip file to download it, Internet Explorer never give me the option to "Save" or "Open", it just downloads it to open.

    Not really that big of a deal, because I can just right-click and do "Save As", right? Well, normally, yes. But if I'm clicking on something on a Flash page, then I'm screwed, because I don't get normal right-click stuff on a Flash page.

    Any help to get this thing back to normal is appreciated. Thanks. :)

    ~JM
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    1. Double-click on My Computer
    2. Go Tools - Folder Options
    3. Choose the File Types tab
    4. Highlight the zip file extension
    5. Click the Advance Button
    6. Make sure the "Confirm Open After Download" is checked on.



    :cool:
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    you can also get a WinZip addin plugin for IE, so that it auto downloads zip files to a folder you specify (for all Zip Files) and then they are automatically opened by WinZip when they are completed, this is availible from

    http://www.winzip.com
     
  4. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    yes and also a story about this on the front page as well, look under software news

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jestermask

    Jestermask WinTMBG Professional

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    Thanks, guys. It worked! :)

    ~JM
     
  6. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Cool

    :cool:
     
  7. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    that cigarette will kill you :cool:
     
  8. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    [​IMG]
    Cough Cough

    :rolleyes:
     
  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    I don't think it's a cigarette. :p
     
  10. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    believe me..it's not what you think of..I know iceman :rolleyes: