Fix Your Current Security Settings do not Allow This File to be Downloaded Error

Many users still prefer using the Internet Explorer and for some users on previous versions of Windows, may not have a choice. These users may experience an issue where they see an error message “Your Current Security Settings do not Allow This File to be Downloaded” while trying to download files.

This error prevents you from downloading files from the internet which is due to some changes in the Internet Explorer settings that block the file download function. However, this error can be fixed pretty easily. Let’s see how.


Solution: Using Internet Options in IE


Step 1: Navigate to Start button on your desktop and type Internet Explorer in the search field.


Desktop Start Search Internet Explorer


Step 2: Left-click on the result to open the Internet Explorer browser.


Result Left Click Internet Explorer


Step 3: In the Internet Explorer window, go to the gear icon (Settings) on the top right hand corner. Click on it and select Internet options from the context menu.


Internet Explorer Gear Icon Internet Options


Step 4: In the Internet options dialogue box, select the Security tab, and under Select a zone to view or change security settings, select Internet.

Now, go towards the bottom and click on Default level. Press Apply and then OK to save the changes and exit.


Internet Options Security Tab Internet Default Level Apply Ok


That’s all. Now, go back to your browser and try downloading the file again and it should get downloaded without any errors showing up.