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Hi All,

we have few windows 7 PCs running IE9.0. When users are trying to download excel files, it keeps prompting for open or save. Is there a way to disable this and default to opne like it was in IE 8.

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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Can you try Saving an Excel file once, then look in the IE download folder (CTRL-J), right-click the Excel file you've saved and then uncheck the 'Always ask ...' action?
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Hi Gerwin,

when I right-click on the excel file, I do not getthe Always ask question.

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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Can you check the security settings in internet options? What's the current setting for the selected zone? Try setting is one level lower, to Medium for example. Then re-test.
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by:afsaleh
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The security zone for the trusted site are set to low
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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I did some searching, it seems that MS indeed made some changes from IE8 to IE9 - there are lots of posts/questions about your (or similar) issue. A possible work around is where you have to create a registry key for the application you want to open automatically when downloading a file. I'm not sure if you want to get into making registry changes for your users where other browser (like Chrome) do have the functionality you want.
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I do not mind to go into thr registry if you provide with instructions. Thanks
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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Ok, let me do some research, what Excel version is this about?
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microsoft office 2010. Thanks
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Ok, can you try this, start regedit.exe and go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\AttachmentExecute\{0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}

If you don't have the keys AttachmentExecute and {0002DF01-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} - create them first.

Next, create a zero length binary value called Excel.Sheet.15

Now try opening an Excel file - it should open automatically. I tested this with Excel 2007 and it worked. I had to enter the value Excel.Sheet.12 but yours should be .15

In case you want extra file types, open a cmd prompt and get the type like this:

assoc .xlsx

You should get a reply like this:

.xlsx=Excel.Sheet.12
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