zip files won't download when clicked as they used to?

Posted: 01-23-2009, 11:09 AM
Hi there,

Using XP Pro and no other .zip utilities AFAIK.

Past behaviour was when downloading a .zip file I would just left click on
it and I would get the usual download requestor asking where I want to save
it.

Now when I left click all I get is the zip file opening up to show its
contents.

Annoying when you think you are downloading a large zip file only to find
that after waiting for it to download it opens up to show its contents and
you then have to right-click and save attachment as and wait for it to
download again...

I have probably missed something fundamental here but can some kind soul
please advise on what I need to do to return to its former behaviour please?

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Thanks & regards,
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zip files won't download when clicked as they used to?


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Alan Edwards
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Re: zip files won't download when clicked as they used to?
Posted: 01-23-2009, 11:42 AM
Try this:

You set this for each file type, e.g. for .zip
Explorer-Tools-Folder Options-File Types
Find the .zip association
Click Advanced and check the "Confirm open after download" box

....Alan
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On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 11:09:34 -0000, in
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general, "Pheasant Plucker®"
<pheasant@plucker.not> wrote:
>Hi there,
>
>Using XP Pro and no other .zip utilities AFAIK.
>
>Past behaviour was when downloading a .zip file I would just left click on
>it and I would get the usual download requestor asking where I want to save
>it.
>
>Now when I left click all I get is the zip file opening up to show its
>contents.
>
>Annoying when you think you are downloading a large zip file only to find
>that after waiting for it to download it opens up to show its contents and
>you then have to right-click and save attachment as and wait for it to
>download again...
>
>I have probably missed something fundamental here but can some kind soul
>please advise on what I need to do to return to its former behaviour please?
 
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