Sometimes you may find your Internet Explorer is automatically downloading files. This is because of the automatic download feature that has been made inherent in the Internet Explorerâ€™s settings. Having unnecessary automatic downloads might not only be disturbing but also dangerous sometimes. If you are irritated by this feature quite frequently, then just attempt to turn off the function. At this, the prompt and unaware downloading setup will give way to an organized method, wherein the computer will ask you about the download first. Follow the simple steps that you are being herein guided with to avail a methodical approach to download.
Guidelines to stop Internet Explorer to automatically download files
First, to start with, turn on your computer and click on the â€˜Internet Explorerâ€™ icon present on the screen. Once you enter Internet Explorer, click on â€˜Toolsâ€™ in the toolbar and then select â€˜Internet Optionsâ€™. This will open an Internet Options window.
Now, within the Internet Options window, click on the â€˜securityâ€™ tab at the top of the window. Then make sure “Internet” zone is highlighted, and then click on â€˜Custom levelâ€™. This will open a security settings window.
After the functions are over Scroll down to the â€˜Downloadsâ€™ section and select â€˜enableâ€™ underneath â€˜Automatic prompting for file downloads, to implement the changes. To end with the process, click on â€˜okâ€™ to close both the windows.
Follow these above stated steps before the automated file download set up gets on to your nerves.