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Internet Explorer Processes

This policy setting enables blocking of file download prompts that are not user initiated. If you enable this policy setting file download prompts that are not user initiated will be blocked for Internet Explorer processes. If you disable this policy setting prompting will occur for file downloads that are not user initiated for Internet Explorer processes. If you do not configure this policy setting the user’s preference determines whether to prompt for file downloads that are not user initiated for Internet Explorer processes.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main -> FeatureControl -> FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOAD # (Reserved) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main -> FeatureControl -> FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOAD # explorer. exe HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Internet Explorer -> Main -> FeatureControl -> FEATURE_RESTRICT_FILEDOWNLOAD # iexplore. exe

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Internet Explorer -> Security Features -> Restrict File Download

Notes

* 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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