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Lost Ability To Choose Open/Save in Download Windows

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OMightyManII

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#1
Ok, retard that I be, when I was downloading a zip file the other day I believe I accidentally unchecked the tab for "always ask when opening this type of file" or whatever, so now when I click on a zip file (.zip ext. only) instead of bringing up the standard open/save dialog where I can choose a download directory, it just begins saving to a temp. directory. Granted, "Save Target As" works 90% of the time when it's a simple .zip link, but this is eternally irritating, and I have never been able to figure out how to get it back how it was (CS Major at a Tech school can't fix a simple dl problem... go figure) :) Please help! My future downloading depends on it!!

Much Peace and Monkey Grease,

OMightyManII
 
#2
I'm not sure if this is a fix or not, but it's worth a try. Go to tools> Internet Options> 'security' tab. Hit the button 'default level.' See if that helps. Check out the attachment to see what my default is set at.
 
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OMightyManII

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Thanks for the tip Lonman, but unfortunately that didn't solve my problem. All of my zones are custom anyways to ensure the highest level of security, while still functioning how I want them to. This .zip dl problem sucks because when a dialog box has one of those "always ask" questions and you accidentally uncheck it, it's [seemingly] impossible to restore it. Or so I have seen. :)

Do you know if there's a way to "restore" the default actions for dl'ing files from IE, b/c maybe then it will reset this for me? I also checked through the registry but couldn't find any noticable sections that would affect whether a open/save dialog is prompted for certain file type downloads.

OMightyManII
 
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OMightyManII

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Gadzooks! I have fixed it!

In case any others come across a problem similar to my own, here is how I restored the open/save dialog to prompt me again:

in TweakUI (2.0 for XP, of course), under the Common Dialogs Tab, there is a checkbox for "Remember Previously-Used Filenames" .... well this sounds like an in-line filename completer when you are saving files, but I thought, what the hell. So I unchecked it, and wouldn't you know it, clicked on a zip file and it prompted me to open/save, and I nicely rechecked the "always ask" box. :) Afterwards I rechecked the box in TweakUI, and zip files still dl'ed all nice and proper. Yay.

Much Peace and Monkey Grease,

OMightyManII, Master of Problem-Solving :)
 
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OMightyManII

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Ok, funny situation, I THOUGHT my problem was under control and no longer an issue, but apparently only a few .zip files defied convention and downloaded normally. So, my present dilemma stands as is. I must ask, WHY?!? AHhhhhh!!!! Me needs the assistance....
 
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OMightyManII

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Thanks Khayman, that solved my problem completely (or so it seems) :). You are the man!

Much Peace and Monkey Grease,

OMightyManII
 

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