Hovering my mouse over files causes them to download

Question: When my mouse pointer hovers over a file in Windows Explorer, the download dialog box appears and WebDrive downloads the file; why?

Answer: This is actually a feature of Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer has the ability to extract meta information from the file and display it in a small pop-up/tooltip window when the mouse hovers over the item. This feature should be disabled when using WebDrive.

To disable this feature, launch Windows Explorer and open the Folder Options dialog. Next, disable the “Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items”. Click OK to close the Folder Options dialog and restart Windows.

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