How to Configure Your Browser to Save Encrypted Files Locally

by Jesse Lanclos

Your Internet browser's security settings allow you to customize access to your hard drive. By default, Internet Explorer and the Microsoft Edge browser save pages to your hard drive to speed up the load time when you visit the page again. Browsers also have a security feature that allows you to block encrypted files from saving to the hard drive. If you want to allow the browser to store these files on your hard drive, you can do so in the security settings.


From the menu at the top browser screen, select the **Tools** button and then **Internet Options**.


Click the **Advanced** tab. Under the Security section, locate **do not save encrypted pages to disk**.


Remove the check mark next this entry by clicking in the check box. If this check box does not have a check in it, leave it blank.


Click **OK** to save the changes. Restart the browser for the changes to take effect.


  • check You can also access Internet Options from the computer's Control Panel. Right-click the Windows button on the desktop task bar, select "Control Panel" and then choose "Networking and Internet" followed by "Internet Options."

About the Author

Since 2009 Jesse Lanclos has been a proud contributor to various websites. Lanclos specializes in a variety of subjects including business, personal finance, technology, health and fitness. He holds a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Louisiana.

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