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How to reset Internet Explorer to default settings

Internet Explorer

In this post we will look at how to reset Internet Explorer 11 to default settings.

As ever with Microsoft there are a couple of different ways to get to the same end result. So we’ll start off by assuming you are running Internet Explore in Desktop Mode on Windows 7, 8, or 8.1.

Click the Tools menu icon (the cog in the top righthand corner), and select Internet Options.

IE 11 Tools - Internet Options

Click the Advanced tab.

Internet Options - Advanced tabThe click the Reset button.

Reset Internet Explorer SettingsClick Reset again. I wouldn’t select the Delete personal settings unless you don’t mind losing the data the dialogue box mentions.

Reset Internet Explorer Settings complete

You may need to restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

Method 2

If you run Internet Explorer in Chromeless mode from the Windows 8 Start Screen, the quickest way to get to Internet Options is to type Internet Options.

Search Internet OptionsClick the Internet Options, then following the instructions in Method 1.

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How to open Internet Explorer 11 in Desktop Mode on Windows 8.1

Internet Explorer 11In Windows 8.1 there are two different ways of using Internet Explorer. One way is to open Internet Explorer from within the Desktop mode, which gives you visible tabs, the address bar, and easy access to the Internet Explorer options.

Internet Explorer 11 Desktop Mode - OxfordSBSGuy website

The other is to use Internet Explorer from the New User Interface (previously known as Metro), and is called a Chrome-less mode because it uses all of the screen and is border-less.

Internet Explorer 11 - Chrome-less mode oxfordsbsguy website

By default Internet Explorer decides which mode to open, but if you would always like it to open in desktop mode how do you configure it?

From the desktop run Internet Explorer by running it from the program location, or press Windows Key + R, and type iexplore.

Click on the Tools button in the top right hand corner (it looks like a cog) or press Alt + X, and select Internet Options and then the Programs tab.

Or from within the New User Interface go to Control Panel (just start typing it), and select Internet Options.

Go to the Program tab, and from the drop down box, select how you would like Internet Explorer to open.

Internet Explorer 11 - Options - Programs

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

Server 2012: Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded

Internet Explorer 10

Ok, you’ve just installed Windows Server 2012, and now want to add a few non MS programs to it to make like a little easier so you open IE and browse to a website, click download and you get the error message “Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded“.

IE 10 - Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloadedEven if you have turned off IE Enhanced Security Configuration, you may still need to enable downloads for the Internet Security Zone.

Click the cog in the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.

IE 10 - Internet Options

Select the Security tab, and click the Internet zone.

IE 10 Securiy tab




Click Custom level, and then scroll down to Downloads and select Enable.

IE 10 - Downloads

Click OK and Yes to confirm you want to make the change for the Internet Zone.

IE 10 Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded - confirmation

Click OK to close the Internet Options.

IE 10 - downloads enabled

Downloads are now enabled.

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