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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6 thoughts on “Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded

  1. editor@cityfreepress.com

    Had issue on Server2012. Issue was that Microsoft is now using “download.microsoft.com” inside it’s applet. Short answer: Go to trusted sites, click add, add “*.Microsoft.com” (wildcard works). NOW it will work if the other changes were made

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