Internet Explorer Processes

This policy setting enables blocking of file download prompts that are not user initiated.

If you enable this policy setting, file download prompts that are not user initiated will be blocked for Internet Explorer processes.

If you disable this policy setting, prompting will occur for file downloads that are not user initiated for Internet Explorer processes.

If you do not configure this policy setting, the user's preference determines whether to prompt for file downloads that are not user initiated for Internet Explorer processes.

Supported on: At least Internet Explorer 6.0 in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1
Enable policy:
Registry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOAD(Reserved)REG_SZ1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOADexplorer.exeREG_SZ1
Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOADiexplore.exeREG_SZ1
Disable Policy:
Registry HiveRegistry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOAD(Reserved)REG_SZ0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOADexplorer.exeREG_SZ0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE or HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOADiexplore.exeREG_SZ0

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