Automatic prompting for file downloads

This policy setting determines whether users will be prompted for non user-initiated file downloads. Regardless of this setting, users will receive file download dialogs for user-initiated downloads.

If you enable this setting, users will receive a file download dialog for automatic download attempts.

If you disable or do not configure this setting, users will receive a file download dialog for automatic download attempts.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
Automatic prompting for file downloads


  1. Enable
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2
    Value Name2200
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Disable
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2
    Value Name2200
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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