Tuesday, May 24, 2011

SharePoint 2010 File Downloads

One of the new features I ran into with SharePoint 2010 is that when you try to open a file such as a PDF (or other file types), you will have the option to open to read/edit but then be immediately prompted to save the file.

If you want to turn off this behavior do the following:

  1. Open Central Administration.
  2. Navigate to Application Management, Manage Web Applications.
  3. Click the General Settings button.
  4. Set the Browser File Handling setting to Permissive.

NOTE: This is a per Web application setting, so you would need to be sure to configure it for each Web application.

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