All Processes

This policy setting determines whether Internet Explorer MIME sniffing will prevent promotion of a file of one type to a more dangerous file type. If you enable this policy setting the Mime Sniffing Safety Feature is enabled for all processes. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the Mime Sniffing Safety Feature is disabled for all processes.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main -> FeatureControl -> FEATURE_MIME_SNIFFING # *

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Mime Sniffing Safety Feature


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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