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Force Plain Text Format in Internet Explorer (All Windows)

Internet Explorer may not use the "Text/Plain" Content-Type header field to properly open a text file on a Web site. This setting forces IE to treat those files as text files.

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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "IsTextPlainHonored" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This setting applies to Internet Explorer version 5 or greater.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|IsTextPlainHonoredREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
Internet Settings]
Value Name: IsTextPlainHonored
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = treat as text file)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: August 11, 2002