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Aways ask before opening this type of file


tonyohara

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The 'Aways ask before opening this type of file' checkbox isn't available on my Windows 7 Professional m/c. I'm running IE8. I don't remember ever unchecking this and I've read on the web that Windows 7 removed this. However, a friend of mine tells me that she has the same m/c setup and she did get the 'Always ask ....' checkbox.

Can you clarify this please?

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lotvic

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Here's how to do it Re-enable Always Ask Before Opening this Type of File scroll down for the W7 way (has screenshots)

"In Windows 7 and Vista, there is no longer an option to reset or change this behavior using the usual graphical interface. You have to use edit the registry to change the option."

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tonyohara

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Thanks for your very prompt response. I am putting together a fact sheet for a client and one of the questions they ask is, is the 'Always ask .....' checkbox always there by default in Windows 7, on a clean install for example, and is only removed if the user unchecks the checkbox control?

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