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I am currently using IE7 with XP SP3.

When a webpage download with unknown file type loads, I get a prompt asking me what I want to do with the file. My options are FIND SAVE CANCEL.

How do I make it so that I don't get this popup prompt, but Internet explorer automatically downloads the file into a directory I choose without asking?

PS. I have already tried Tools >> Internet Options >> Security >> Internet >> Custom Level >> Downloads >> Disable/Enable/Enable, but this doesn't help.


Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately I have to use IE. I'm using it in connection with other proprietary software based on IE and its settings. And yes I'm aware it's not a great browser. (This is not for strictly personal use in the browsing sense. )

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  • Are you asking this question as an end user or a developer?
    – Anonymous
    Commented May 28, 2011 at 2:56
  • I am a developer, but asking the question as an end user pretty much.
    – Anonymous
    Commented May 28, 2011 at 3:30
  • I know this is an old question, but U am looking to do the same thing. How did you solve your problem?
    – Justin
    Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 22:55

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Give this a try.

Tools > Internet Options > Advanced > Security > Clear the 'Do not save encrypted pages to disk'.

Ensure you have set your default download location.

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... Internet explorer automatically downloads the file into a directory I choose without asking?

You can use the free iMacros for Internet Explorer addon. It supports download automation via the ONDOWNLOAD command (just record the download sequence, then replay it via iMacros. It is a macro recorder for the web browser.

http://www.iopus.com/imacros/compare/all/

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