The download manager in Internet Explorer has a limit for the amount of simultaneously running transfers or downloads. For example, in Internet Explorer 9 it was limited only to 6 downloads. With IE10 and above, Microsoft has increased this limit to 8 downloads. If this amount is insufficient for you or you have some other reason to increase it, you will be happy to know that you can change it. Using a simple registry tweak, you can increase it from 8 to a higher amount e.g. 16. Just follow these simple instructions below.
- Open the Registry Editor (see our detailed tutorial about Windows Registry editor).
- Go to the following key:
If you do not have this key, then just create it.
Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.
- Create a new DWORD value named iexplore.exe and set to the desired limit in decimals. You can use any value from range from 2 to 128. For example, to set the limit to 16 downloads, set it to 16 as it show on the picture below:
- If you are running 64-bit IE on 64-bit Windows (see how to enable 64-bit IE), then you need to repeat the step above for the following registry key:
Now restart your Internet Explorer browser and you are done! If you followed the exact steps in this article, then you will be able to have 16 simultaneously running downloads.
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