Changing how XP handles dl'd files


D

Dan

Running XP home. How do I get the OS to ask me whether I want a file
dl'd from a web site to be opened by a certain program or saved? I
accidentally told it to save a file of this type so I could email it to
my brother, and forgot to uncheck "do this automatically", now I can't
get that dialog to reappear so I can change it back to "open" from
"save". The box no longer appears, it just saves, and I would prefer it
to open the file. I have tried ALL the options in folder options/file
types/advanced, etc. Have tried deleting the file type from that list
several times and reentering it, still just saves w/o asking. Have
tried changing the edit file type/actions settings, no difference.
Driving me nuts. Ideas?

TIA

Dan
 
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N

Nil

Running XP home. How do I get the OS to ask me whether I want a
file dl'd from a web site to be opened by a certain program or
saved?

The OS doesn't ask you that, the web browser does.

The answer depends on what browser you use.
 
D

Dan

Nil said:
The OS doesn't ask you that, the web browser does.

The answer depends on what browser you use.

Right you are. Found the setting in FF, thanks!

Dan
 
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Jim

Running XP home. How do I get the OS to ask me whether I want a file
dl'd from a web site to be opened by a certain program or saved? I
accidentally told it to save a file of this type so I could email it to
my brother, and forgot to uncheck "do this automatically", now I can't
get that dialog to reappear so I can change it back to "open" from
"save". The box no longer appears, it just saves, and I would prefer it
to open the file. I have tried ALL the options in folder options/file
types/advanced, etc. Have tried deleting the file type from that list
several times and reentering it, still just saves w/o asking. Have
tried changing the edit file type/actions settings, no difference.
Driving me nuts. Ideas?

TIA

Dan

Browser preferences ?
 

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