Steps to Increase number Downloads at a time in Internet Explorer

If you are Internet Explorer user, then you must be well aware of the fact that upon trying to download number of files at a time, you are limited to 6 files in case of IE 10, IE 9, and IE 8 and previously it was restricted to only 2 files in IE 7. It is really irritating when you want to download a many files using Internet Explorer, but you are limited or say your download is limited. Here is the tutorial how you can configure IE and download up to 10 files at a time.

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Many of us download a lot of stuffs from the Internet, but if you are using the Internet Explorer browser then you are limited or your download is limited simultaneously at the same time. These limited settings were made keeping download speeds in mind. Now, you don’t have to be worry about it as you can increase the number to even up to 10 if you have fast broadband speeds.

How to Increase number of simultaneous downloads in Internet Explorer

There are 3 ways to increase number of simultaneous downloads in Internet Explorer

Using Local Group Policy Setting
Editing Windows Registry
Using Microsoft Fix It.

Using Local Group Policy Setting

  • Open Run dialog box, press open Windows + R and type in gpedit
  • This will open local group Policy Editor. Next, navigate to the following location User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Security Features >AJAX

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  • Move to the left pane and double-click on Maximum number of connections per server (HTTP 1.0)
  • In the window that pops out, click to check Enabled and change its value to 10
  • Click on Apply/OK.
  • Next double-click on Maximum number of connections per server (HTTP 1.1) option and check Enabled and also change its value to 10

Upon completion of the steps described above you can see that you are able to download 10 files at a time.

Using Windows Registry

  • Press Windows + R, in the run box type in regedit
  • This will open Registry Editor. In the window navigate to the following entry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MAXCONNECTIONSPERSERVER

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  • To the right pane, right-click on an empty space and create a new DWORD and name it iexplore.exe and assign a value data of 10
  • Next navigate to the following entry and again create a new DWORD with same Value Name iexplore.exe and Decimal value data of 10 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MAXCONNECTIONSPER1_0SERVER
  • Save and close the Registry.

Using Microsoft Fix It

The way easier, if you are not acquainted with registry or group edit, you can use Microsoft’ s Fix It 50098 mentioned in KB282402, and follow the wizard on screen to change your settings. It will increase the number of files that you can download at one time to 10. However this Fix It works for Internet Explorer version 9 and earlier only.

Make sure to create a restore point before making changes on your system, as a small change in the registry or group edit can cause issues and may also stop Windows from booting or working properly.

So, now you can increase the number of downloads on your Internet Explorer up to 10 at a time.

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