The Internet Explorer 11 web browser is among the world's most popular browsers. Learn how to browse the web with it here.
Internet Explorer can display different types of documents, media, and other files, including PDF and MP3 files. But there may be times when you'll want to access a file outside of the browser. To do this, you'll need to download the file directly to your computer.
For example, let's say you need to complete and print a form you find online. You could download it to your computer, then open it with the appropriate program (such as Microsoft Word) to edit it.
If you click a link to a file, it may download automatically. However, depending on the file type, it may just open within the browser. To prevent a file from opening in Internet Explorer, you can use Save target as to download it to your computer.
For various reasons, some sites don't allow you to download their content. For example, YouTube and Hulu don't allow you to download their videos.