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In IE8, When File Download Completes, No Save Dialog Appears

Updated: at 11:18 PM

For quite some time now, when I download file using IE8, the file finishes downloading and there is no pop up that allows me to open the containing folder, or open the file itself.  I’ve had to navigate to the folder where I selected the download to go, then open it from there.  This has been very annoying.  I’ve looked around the internet for the reason for this with no luck.

Today, I finally figured it out.  The answer is in Tools/Internet Options/Advanced, “Notify When Download Completes”.


When you have that checkbox selected, after the download completes, you get this dialog (which I believe was the default behavior before I must have changed it).


That’s all for now.  I hope you found this before early in your search for this answer.