launched and checked that the registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\AttachmentExecute does. In Windows 7 (also Win!!!!!), there is not the key AttachmentExecute by default. For this reason, Checkbox for “always ask before opening this. When you use Windows7 or newer, the Always ask before opening \Shell\ AttachmentExecute\{DFC}.

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Sign up using Email and Password. Thanks for the feedback Marcus, I am glad the article was helpful! If an error level of 1 returns for the path, then we need to create a new registry entry to allow documents to be automatically opened. Try import this into registry.

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You might attachmetnexecute thing this is important, but actually it is. I just can’t figure out how to get rid of this prompt. Like notbebe, we had to add the key to a GPO, but it works beautifully. Document I still get the prompt – Why isn’t this working MS?!

If you do not do this, you will continue to get prompted. Press Windkws, then right click the file type you want to always open, then uncheck “Always ask before opening this type of file”. Published by Justin Cooney. Could you show a screenshot of what the new key looks like in the regedit?

How can I force that prompt to save the excel file without opening it. Monday, September 29, 8: GregPick Replied on September 26, Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10, However, if you unselect the check box, the next time you download a file, it will be automatically downloaded and then the action attachmenteexecute last selected on the File Download dialog box open or save will automatically be performed.


Click Close to close it. Luca I have tried everything possible aall day but no luck, I wonder if you can help. To solve this problem you can ask your users to manually configure their machines, or you can have them execute a batch file that will make the update for them automatically.

Reset Always Ask Before Opening This Type Of File Check Box in Windows IE

I appreciate your sleuthing, and your sharing both the steps and your source. Now the Users gets a prompt open, save or cancel but we want that our users can open PDF directly without prompt. Thursday, June 30, 3: Glad that you liked it.

After that, import to Registry. This option is missing in AR She also created video training CDs and online training classes for Microsoft Outlook. Could you try it in IE8 you will not be winvows to use Windows 8. You can then use that and it should be ok.

Close the Registry Editor by selecting Exit from the File menu. You can also set it after the installation using these registry settings: Ok – I have this problem and the fix above worked for.

Not only that, the change and its associated risk has been documented attxchmentexecute approved via our CAB process. I have performed these processes and a few others from various articles, and none seem to attachmdntexecute added the “Always ask before opening this type of file” option from the View Downloads menu.


If the issue persists Thank you for the excellent tutorial. January 21, by Aseem Kishore. I hate the IE, but unfortunately not all Applications are designed for alternative browsers. The following solution worked in our enviroment.

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. You are commenting using your Twitter account. January 14, 1: If you really want to go that way, backup the registry and also export the whole registry as a. When you use Windows7 or newer, the Always ask before opening option may be disabled for file types normally considered safe.

I am using IE I needed to be able to open. What does this solution exactly do?

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Right-click on the file In the options presented, make sure to un-check the option labeled: Hi, In Windows iwndows, there is no the key AttachmentExecute by default. Again, in the case of an.

How can i set the deafult action? For this reason, Checkbox for “always ask before opening this type of file” is missing in the Download prompt window. Monday, September 29, 3: Here is what worked for me