How to Disable or Enable Downloads in Internet Explorer using Registry.

Registry tips for Internet Explorer? to Disable or Enable File Downloads using registry.

Start the Registry editor

Open your registry by going to START > Run > type ‘regedit’ and find or locate the path mentioned below to create ?DWORD value or modify the key below.

Note: The setting enables you to restrict the ability to download files while using Internet Explorer.


User Key: (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3)


System Key: (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\3)

Create a DWORD value : (To the top left EDIT>NEW> DWORD value


Modify the existing value : Search for file called “1803”. Right click on ?1803? file and click on modify. Here you can change the value to 0 or 3 , set it according to the value? [0 = Enable downloads , 3 = disable ?downloads]

Exit your registry (To the top left? go to file and click on exit)

After changing the value you need to restart or log out from Windows for the changes to take effect.

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