Add these value to the Registry c:\> reg add “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ Shell\AttachmentExecute\{DFC}” /f /v. Windows Registry Editor Version \Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ AttachmentExecute\{DFC}]. “Word. If you aren’t into editing the registry yourself, this registry file will add or \ AttachmentExecute\{DFC}.

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For this reason, Checkbox for “always ask before opening this type of file” is missing in the Download prompt window. This tool uses JavaScript and much of it will not work correctly without it enabled.

You don’t have Xttachmentexecute enabled. There should be an RegQueryValue event to the Registry which is appropriate to open a file without showing the save dialog. Sorry this didn’t help. Doc, Docx, Xls, Xlsx.

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Hi, In Windows 7, there is no the key AttachmentExecute by default. Thank you so much for sharing! You are commenting using your WordPress. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page.

How do I tell IE9 to always open a certain filetype without asking me first?

Most sites just open the PDF in another tab, but not all sites. Is this controlled by a registry key perhaps? Therefore, it cannot be unchecked and continues to prompt the user to “Open” before opening pdf’s from registgy websites.


I don’t want users to save these files locally – they should be able to open them, edit them, and then use their custom upload function to get them back into the database. Thanks Justin, the manual method worked fine for me with IE11 on Win7. The option does not appear to be supported on Windows 8 running IE 11, and is not supported by the Microsoft Edge browser. But once you get it, it works. Windows Registry Editor Version 5. Always ask before opening this type of file From now on if you click on a file of that type, the file will bypass the automatic prompt and will open automatically.

Tuesday, September 30, 8: May 18, 3: Basically my customer wants much against my advice to force all their users to have “Always open.

How do I tell IE9 to always open a certain filetype without asking me – Microsoft Community

Your frustration resonated with me, so I’m glad that you discovered my post so quickly and that you found it helpful. How can i implement this? I will go through both of these options in the following article, starting with how to manually configure a machine. What C Helm said. Actually, you can choose to add this key in your Registry by following txt, Copy them to notepad, then renamed as.


Thank you for posting the solution to the problem! Super User works best with JavaScript enabled. What good is it anyway.

Always ask before opening this type of file – IE11

I only get the following choices: How can i set the deafult action? I hate the IE, but unfortunately not all Applications are designed for alternative browsers. Restore or Hide the Open Save Dialog was last modified: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. Hello much superior browser, Chrome! Delete File Copy download link go to download webpage Open containing folder Report that this file is unsafe Rerun security checks on this file.

Skip to content Justin Cooney. This regiwtry one case where I would have to report to my customer that I’m unable to find a solution even if I knew one.

You need to look at the key names under HKCR and maybe try different ones associated with the file type you want to open. Attachmebtexecute can see that in such a scenario, the constant prompt to open or save the. Best of luck in all your endeavors!!!