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Your current settings do not allow file to be downloaded




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In this post we will see how we can get rid of error “Your current settings do not allow file to be downloaded” in Windows server 2012. You will get this error whenever you try downloading a file in your server. For me it was one of the Azure Virtual Machine. Here I am going to share you a quick fix that you can do when you are facing this issue. I hope you will like this.

Background

As I said, I wanted to install Web Matrix in my virtual Machine so that I can install WordPress and MySQL for one of my website.

Download Microsoft Web Platform Installer

Download Microsoft Web Platform Installer

When I try that, I got an error as follows.

Alert - Your current settings do not allow this file to be downloaded

Alert – Your current settings do not allow this file to be downloaded

Steps to fix your current settings do not allow file to be downloaded

Step 1: Go to your Internet Options of your Internet Explorer

Internet_Options

Internet_Options

Step 2: Go to your Security tab -> Internet -> Custom level

Security_Tab

Security_Tab

Step 3: Go to Downloads and Enable it

Enable_Downloads

Enable_Downloads

Step 4: Click Yes and OK

Warning_for_setting_change

Warning_for_setting_change

Now if you try downloading again, you won’t get the error. Hope it helps.

After_setting_change

After_setting_change

Conclusion

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Sibeesh Venu

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