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38. Re-Enable The Notify When Download Completes Option In Internet Explorer

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Have you inadvertantly placed a check mark (tick) in the close this dialog box when download completes to disable the box only now to find that you want the dialog box?

It must be admitted that some of the Windows dialog boxes aren't much use, but the Download Complete dialog box is, because you can instantly see from whence your file is being downloaded from.

Although re-enabling this option isn't immediately obvious, the instructions below will make things really easy.

  1. Open Internet Options.
  2. In the Internet Properties window, Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Scroll down the Browsing section until you come to the Notify when downloads complete option.

  4. Fig: 38-1 Look for the Notify When Downloads Complete in Internet Options window

    Fig: 38-1 Look for the Notify When Downloads Complete in Internet Options window

  5. Place a Check mark (Tick) in the box to the left of this option.
  6. Finally click OK.
  7. Fig: 38-2 Download Complete box will now remain on screen

    Fig: 38-2 Download Complete box will now remain on screen

  8. When you next download a file from the Internet
  9. the Download Complete box will remain on screen.