No prompt when doing an FTP download

There is a setting in the ftp download dialog box that you can check/uncheck  -"Always ask before downloading this type of file"
Remember it's for an FTP download, not http

I unchecked the box, so it will not ask before downloading, it will just download and start the unzip application. OK, no problem.

Problem is that I cannot find the setting to select back to..., ask before downloading. Where the hell is this setting?
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In internet explorer click on view then options then go to the security tab and click on reset....if this does not work go to the advanced tab and then click on restore defaults
boba123Author Commented:
Already tried those options. No avail.

Could be a bug in IE that the programmers overlooked.
Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
What version of IE?  Check this out, many bugs fixed and listed here for IE 5.01 update (I installed mine from WindowsUpdate, using Win98): (LINK first so you can explore further)

Issues Addressed in Internet Explorer 5.01
The Internet Explorer issues documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles are addressed in Internet Explorer 5.01:
Q238723 Internet Explorer Restriction "Always Prompt on Download"
Q233280 Event Keycode Does Not Return Proper Value for ARROW Keys
Q235674 Memory Leak in Function Call
Q235902 Internet Explorer 5 Can Leak 192 Bytes of Pool Memory When the Content Is Refreshed
Q236914 Navigate Call Causes Browser to Hang
Q237324 Tabbing Problem in Java Dialog Box
Q234012 Menu Bar Disappears After Using Internet Explorer for a While
Q229606 Remain Connected to Internet After Send or Receive
Q230372 Mapping Drive to Computer with Korean Name Causes GPF
Q222045 File Upload Problem Using NTLM Authentication
Q223177 Clicking Link Inappropriately Routes Through Proxy Server
Q232098 Internet Explorer Error Message When Viewing a Secure Web Site
Q193489 Internet Explorer Returns Error Message When Being Redirected
Q234266 High-Speed Push-Technology Program May Overwrite Internet Cache
Q235524 Secure FTP Through a Proxy Does Not Work Using NTLM
Q236178 Second Call to FtpOpenFile() Without Write Permission Hangs
Q236920 Connections No Longer Use LAN Automatic Configuration and Proxy
Q237198 C5 and E5 Korean Characters Displayed as Question Mark in Internet Explorer
Q240023 Error Message: "IEXPLORE.exe Exception: Access Violation (0xc0000005), Address 0x702be865" When Installing Multiple Packages from More Than One CAB File with an OSD File
Q241716 Internet Explorer 5 Included with Office 2000 Does Not Retain the Automatic Configuration Script Address
Q239750 "Text/Plain" Content-Type Header Field Is Ignored
Q232031 Problem with AutoConfig URL During Internet Explorer Setup
Q229940 How to Disable Internet Explorer Password Caching
Q232468 Cannot Hide Mail Toolbar Button for Non-Administrators
Q235302 Silent Minimal Internet Explorer Install with Custom Components
Q229708 Problem with DHTML Behaviors and Table Cell Alignment
Q229710 Cross Frame Security Patch Denies Access to Office Documents
Q230524 Date Formatting Problems in Internet Explorer 5
Q231339 Form Text Box Does Not Accept Double-Byte Characters
Q233528 Internet Explorer Linked Pages Are Being Cached in Frame Set
Q235239 Pressing BACKSPACE Key in Text Input Box When Web Page Is Inactive Causes Browser to Move Through Browser History
Q217196 Internet Explorer May Not Use Images Stored in Local Cache
Q234247 Web Page with "Pragma: No-Cache" Tag Stored in Cache Not Deleted
Q239101 Browse Button Does Not Work Specifying a Directory or Filename
Q189679 Error Message: Setup Was Unable to Install All the Components
Q224540 Err Msg: IE5WZD Caused an Exception C0010000H in Module...
Q232484 Internet Explorer Hangs When You Click a URL Link
Q236784 No Sound After Download Is Complete in Internet Explorer 5
Q224176 Cannot Spell Check Messages in Outlook Express 5
Q226326 Update Available For 'DHTML Edit' Security Issue
Q231452 Update Available for 'Legacy ActiveX Control' Issue
Q226325 Update Available for Unsafe ActiveX Controls
Q241361 Update Available for Vulnerabilities in ActiveX Controls Issue
Q243638 Update Available for 'IFRAME ExecCommand' Vulnerability
Q241362 Update Available for the ImportExportFavorites Issue
Q240308 Update Available for Scriptlet.Typelib/Eyedog Vulnerability
Q231450 Update Available for the 'Malformed Favorites Icon' Issue
Q244540 Update Available for 'Active Setup Control' Vulnerability
Q244357 Update Available for 'Javascript Redirect' Vulnerability
Q176420 BUG: InternetSetOption Does Not Set Timeout Values

Open windows explorer. Go to view options. Click on the file types tab. Scroll down to the file type that you want to modify. Click the file type. Choose edit. Check the option to confirm open after download. Click OK twice.

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boba123Author Commented:
Nice job JimiT! Should have known that the answer was not to be found in any IE settings.

Oh the treasure hunt Microsoft puts us through sometimes.

Again thanks JimiT!

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