When you visit a site, you receive the File Download dialog, which prompts you to save or open a file from your local computer, even if you turned off File Downloads?

If the URL you open points to an executable file on your local computer, you are prompted because files on the local computer are in the My Computer zone, and cannot be turned off via the GUI.

To resolve the problem for all users of this computer:

1. Copy / Paste the following to a LCS.REG file:


\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\]

\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\]

2. Merge the LCS.REG file with the computer's registry.

To resolve the problem for the current user only:

1. Copy / Paste the following to a LCSCU.REG file:


\[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\0\]

2. Merge the LCSCU.REG file with the user's registry.

They next time that the URL is opened, the following message is received:

Security Alert
Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded.