Solved How to change Save As default action

May 31, 2014 at 12:22:53
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I finally got to where I can save .rar files from a 'free' file hosting site but since I checked the always do this for this file type box thinking that this might help get things going, I get no real indication that it's working, but more important I want to be able to re-select my download manager to grab a rar file when I'm at a site that isn't such a PIA about giving you a free download, if these guys detect a download manager you get start all over in 12 hours or so. How do I get the Always take this action box unchecked on the Save As dialog box so I can have a choice in the matter again?

Lee


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May 31, 2014 at 14:15:27
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June 2, 2014 at 01:05:47
Thanks, but this is NOT about the location in any way, it's about the app you send the link to, do you want it saved?, do you want it opened - if so what with?, used to be the only choices in earlier windows but XP allows other choices which I no longer see because it's now set to download it using the Windows method. My download manager has an added choice here to send it to the download manager. Other choice is to cancel.

Still looking for a workable answer - it should be a registry setting, but which one?

Lee


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June 13, 2014 at 22:03:07
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Turns out it's a Firefox widget and available for modification under Tools, Options, Applications tab. Find the offending file type and alter the action taken for it there. Always Ask brings up the box where you can select the action taken and optionally set it for default as needed yet again.

Lee


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