Solved Disable Microsoft Edge blocking of downloads of certain file extensions (xml, ps1, reg)


AsadAlrafidain

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is there a registry tweak to disable this? I'm trying to integrate the tweak into NTLite
I've searched the internet but only came up with this reg file that disable this feature for a single filetype


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings ]
"1"="{\"file_extension\": \"exe\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"



the problem is that I want to disable this feature for multiple filetypes (exe, msi, ps1, xml, reg, py)...can this be done? I've tried using separaters between file extensions ( , ; | )
but it didn't work


edit: I've already disabled smartscreen from edge settings and from defender settings
 
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It's Windows Defender smart screen blocking the files for your protection.

 

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It's Windows Defender smart screen blocking the files for your protection.

I've already disabled smartscreen from edge settings and from defender settings
 

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Disabling SmartScreen is terrible idea if you enjoy secure browsing.

This is the correct reg file format:
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings]
"1"="{\"file_extension\": \"exe\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"
"2"="{\"file_extension\": \"reg\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"
"3"="{\"file_extension\": \"ps1\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"
"4"="{\"file_extension\": \"xml\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"

Depending on your Edge version, it might be the older:
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings]
 

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Disabling SmartScreen is terrible idea if you enjoy secure browsing.

This is the correct reg file format:
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings]
"1"="{\"file_extension\": \"exe\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"
"2"="{\"file_extension\": \"reg\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"
"3"="{\"file_extension\": \"ps1\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"
"4"="{\"file_extension\": \"xml\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"

Depending on your Edge version, it might be the older:
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings]
Unfortunately, this didn't work....and tried using both "ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings" and "ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings"........


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MS is intentionally trying to make life harder for users, you can just use a download manager.
I've installed it but edge still blocks the downloads and I have to do the extra step of clicking on "keep"

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Frankly, even if it did work it still wouldn't be a viable option for me.....I moved away from download managers long ago, and I'm trying to operate on as minimum background processes as possible
 

My Computer

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Disabling SmartScreen is terrible idea if you enjoy secure browsing.

This is the correct reg file format:
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptFileTypeDownloadWarnings]
"1"="{\"file_extension\": \"exe\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"
"2"="{\"file_extension\": \"reg\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"
"3"="{\"file_extension\": \"ps1\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"
"4"="{\"file_extension\": \"xml\", \"domains\": [\"*\"]}"

Depending on your Edge version, it might be the older:
Code:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge\ExemptDomainFileTypePairsFromFileTypeDownloadWarnings]
I was wrong.... your method works, sir!
I don't know why it didn't work previously...maybe a system reboot was needed (which I did)
Thank you !!
 

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