ARCHIVED: About automatic download blocking in Internet Explorer
In Internet Explorer, the Automatic Download Blocking feature provides automatic suppression of file download dialog boxes that are not the result of an action you took (e.g., a click or keystroke).
In Internet Explorer 9, a message will appear at the bottom of the
window asking if you want to run or save the file. You can either choose
In Internet Explorer 8 and 7, when a dialog box is automatically blocked, the Information Bar appears at the top of your window, stating:
"To help protect your security, Internet Explorer blocked this site from downloading files to your computer. Click here for more options...."
You can then click the Information Bar to download the blocked content.
If the Information Bar does not appear, you can change the setting that controls automatic download blocking:
- In Internet Explorer, click
Tools, and then
If the menu bar is hidden, press
Altto make it visible.
- In the
Internet Optionsdialog box, from the
Securitytab, select the
Internetzone, and then click
- Scroll down to "Downloads". Under "File download" (IE 9) or
"Automatic prompting for file downloads" (IE 8 or 7), select
Last modified on January 07, 2013.