How Do I Stop .json File Download Dialog Boxes From Appearing?

On certain sites (most often, I often see a dialog box such as the following:

"Do you want to open 5659d43.json from" I've read online that this is a problem with the way IE 11 reads certain files when running Windows 8.1. How do I correct this problem?


Hi Gregory,

Thank you for the update.

Pop-up Blocker limits or blocks pop-ups on sites that you visit. You can choose the level of blocking you prefer, turn on or off notifications when pop-ups are blocked, or create a list of sites that you don't want to block pop-ups on. Pop-up Blocker settings only apply to Internet Explorer for the desktop.

Turn on Pop up blocker and check if it helps.

a: Open the desktop, and then tap or click  the Internet Explorer icon on the taskbar.

  • b: Tap or click the Tools button   , and then tap or click Internet options.
  • c: On the Privacy tab, under Pop-up Blocker, select Turn on Pop-up Blocker check box, and then tap or click OK.

  • If you need any further assistance with Windows Operating System, please post your query on Microsoft Community Forums and we’ll be glad to assist you with it.

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