Your Current Security Settings Do Not Allow This File To Be Downloaded in Windows Server 2016

Published on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

When we install a new Windows system, we generally use windows pre-installed browsers such as IE by default.

In our case we installed a new Windows Server 2016, When we use IE to download a file, we got a serurity alert: “Your current security settings do not allow this file to be downloaded”.

The main reason is that the file downloads via a web browser are disabled by default. We can just simply turn on the file downloads option.

download img in WinSrv

1: Click the Internet Options from the IE browser settings;

2: In the Security tab, click Custom Level… button;

3: Scroll down to the Downloads section, check on Enable, click OK button to save;

4: Restart the IE browser, then you can download files from file links in a web page.