Solved IE11 Download Manager Not working

February 23, 2016 at 07:48:28
Specs: Windows 7
I am having an issue where I installed IE11 and it is working perfectly under my profile. However when I log into the system under any other profile IE11 download manager will only work in safe mode with networking.

I have already tried Ctrl+J, it doesn't open
I have checked the security setting and file download is enabled.
I have deleted all history/cookies/etc.
I have deleted the profile and started with a fresh one..
Turned off all non essential startup items restarted, still no luck...

So far every thing I have tried to do to resolve this has failed. If I uninstall the software change the profile to the account that didn't work and reinstall the software it works on that profile, when I switch to the profile that did work previously it doesn't work now.

All other browsers work properly, but this does not resolve the issue as we have a few programs that require IE to function.

I am really running out of ideas on this one, any help would be greatly appreciated!

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February 23, 2016 at 09:15:02
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I found the solution.... all previous versions of IE would allow the users to share a locations for their temp internet files. There was a GPO that changed the Temp internet file location to the temp folder on C: for all users.

IE 11 & Edge do not like sharing the location and if a GPO sets the location and IE11 sees that a user already has that location taken then it will leave the Current Location of the Temp internet files blank in the General settings.

Why they wouldn't have the system simply create a new folder for each user under the same root I have no idea... also why IE wouldn't send an alert that says "Cannot access temp internet file location" when it runs especially if it requires it to do anything significant..(download files, developer tools etc.) is also beyond me.

But I wanted to send out the update to let anyone else who is having this problem know to check you temp internet file folder location if you can't get things to download.

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February 23, 2016 at 10:10:52
Since you mentioned Edge, is your question about Win10 rather than Win7?

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February 23, 2016 at 11:28:39
No, the question was initially about Win7, however when I figured out the solution, I decided to also test the theory in Win10, and it looks like Edge also does not like sharing the Temp Internet file directory with more than one user.

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