After searching high and low for about 2 hours I found a fix for an annoying little problem with
Internet Exploder & XP. Not really a *fix* per say, more like *ahem*, a feature. Whenever I gotta
search this hard for a solution to such a simple problem and finally come up with something, I feel the
need to share with whomever might make use of it someday...
When clicking a file on the web (zip,rar,exe.. whatever), normally a dialogue box will pop up asking if
you want to save to file or open. IE even has a "[x] Always ask before opening this type of file."
feature. Yeah, OK.
But what if your wife/dog/baby un-checks the "[x] Always ask before opening this type of file." box,
and you just don't want your zip files to automatically open?!?!
Where in the HELL do I go to re-check that dialogue box?
By now I am sure you are feeling my pain.
Open My Computer, or any other form of Windows Explorer. Select Tools -> Folder Options ->
File Types tab & select your file type (in my case .zip). Click advanced, and There It Is! "[ ] Confirm
open after download."