There are many types of files you can download from the web—documents, pictures, videos, apps, extensions and toolbars for your browser, just to name a few. When you tap or click a file you'd like to download, Internet Explorer will ask what you want to do with the file. Here are some actions you'll be able to take, depending on the type of file you're downloading:
Open the file to view it, but don't save it to your PC.
Save the file on your PC in the default download location. After Internet Explorer runs a security scan and finishes downloading the file you can choose to open the file, the folder it's stored in, or view it in the Download Manager.
Save as a different file name, type, or download location on your PC.
Run the app, extension, or other file type. After Internet Explorer runs a security scan, the file with start running on your PC.
Cancel the download and go back to browsing the web.
If you're using Internet Explorer for the desktop, you can also save smaller files—like single pictures—to your PC by right-clicking the picture, link, or file you want to save, and then choosing Save picture as or Save target as from the dropdown menu.