Your Current Settings Do Not Allow File To Be Downloaded

In this article, we will see, how we can get rid of an error “Your current settings do not allow file to be downloaded” in Windows Server 2012. You will get this error, whenever you try to download a file in your Server. For me, it was one of Azure Virtual Machine. Here, I am going to share with you a quick fix, which you can do when you face this issue. I hope you will like this.

Background

As I said, I wanted to install Web Matrix in my virtual machine. Thus, I can install WordPress and MySQL for one of my Websites.

install
Download Microsoft Web Platform Installer.

When I tried that, I got an error as follows:

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

Steps to fix your current settings do not allow the 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 to download it again, you won’t get the error. Hope it helps.

After_setting_change
 
After_setting_change

Conclusion

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