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Daniel
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      04-06-2009
Hi everybody,

I have the following problem with IE 7 (on a that PC uses Vista Ultimate).

It seems that I cannot download pdf files from some particular "straight"
web sites. When I click on the corresponding link, the Download dialog box
opens normally, proposing to either open or save the file. Whatever option I
choose, nothing happens. As if the Web site/system was trying to locate the
file.

Now, with another PC equipped with XP I can download the very same files
with no problem.

On the "Vista" PC, if I use Firefox instead of IE 7, no problem, I can also
download those pdf files.

any particular setting I should change ? What should I try ?

Many thanks in advance for your kind help.

with best regards,

Daniel

 
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Don Varnau
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      04-06-2009
Hi,
Try the file association fix (for Vista) at:
Unable to open .PDF attachments from Windows Mail
http://www.winhelponline.com/article...dows-Mail.html

and/or bypass Internet Explorer:

How to prevent PDF document from opening in the browser window when clicking
on a link
http://www.winhelponline.com/article...on-a-link.html

Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE]


"Daniel" <> wrote in message
news:52FDEE2A-7468-4E6C-9A88-...
> Hi everybody,
>
> I have the following problem with IE 7 (on a that PC uses Vista Ultimate).
>
> It seems that I cannot download pdf files from some particular "straight"
> web sites. When I click on the corresponding link, the Download dialog box
> opens normally, proposing to either open or save the file. Whatever option

I
> choose, nothing happens. As if the Web site/system was trying to locate

the
> file.
>
> Now, with another PC equipped with XP I can download the very same files
> with no problem.
>
> On the "Vista" PC, if I use Firefox instead of IE 7, no problem, I can

also
> download those pdf files.
>
> any particular setting I should change ? What should I try ?
>
> Many thanks in advance for your kind help.
>
> with best regards,
>
> Daniel


 
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Donald Anadell
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      04-06-2009

"Daniel" <> wrote in message
news:52FDEE2A-7468-4E6C-9A88-...
> Hi everybody,
>
> I have the following problem with IE 7 (on a that PC uses Vista Ultimate).
>
> It seems that I cannot download pdf files from some particular "straight"
> web sites. When I click on the corresponding link, the Download dialog box
> opens normally, proposing to either open or save the file. Whatever option
> I choose, nothing happens. As if the Web site/system was trying to locate
> the file.
>
> Now, with another PC equipped with XP I can download the very same files
> with no problem.
>
> On the "Vista" PC, if I use Firefox instead of IE 7, no problem, I can
> also download those pdf files.
>
> any particular setting I should change ? What should I try ?


If the link(s) to the PDF files are in the form of:

www.someserver.com/some.pdf

then you must have Local Machine Lockdown enabled on the machine.

Tools||Internet Options||Advanced(tab)||Security

Remove the checkmark from "Allow active content to run in files on My
Computer".

Good luck,

Donald Anadell



>
> Many thanks in advance for your kind help.
>
> with best regards,
>
> Daniel



 
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Daniel
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      04-07-2009
Hi Donald,

Didn't help. That checkbox was already unchecked.

Many thanks for your time and kind help. I do appreciate.

best regards,
Daniel

"Donald Anadell" <> a Úcrit dans le message de
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>
> "Daniel" <> wrote in message
> news:52FDEE2A-7468-4E6C-9A88-...
>> Hi everybody,
>>
>> I have the following problem with IE 7 (on a that PC uses Vista
>> Ultimate).
>>
>> It seems that I cannot download pdf files from some particular "straight"
>> web sites. When I click on the corresponding link, the Download dialog
>> box opens normally, proposing to either open or save the file. Whatever
>> option I choose, nothing happens. As if the Web site/system was trying to
>> locate the file.
>>
>> Now, with another PC equipped with XP I can download the very same files
>> with no problem.
>>
>> On the "Vista" PC, if I use Firefox instead of IE 7, no problem, I can
>> also download those pdf files.
>>
>> any particular setting I should change ? What should I try ?

>
> If the link(s) to the PDF files are in the form of:
>
> www.someserver.com/some.pdf
>
> then you must have Local Machine Lockdown enabled on the machine.
>
> Tools||Internet Options||Advanced(tab)||Security
>
> Remove the checkmark from "Allow active content to run in files on My
> Computer".
>
> Good luck,
>
> Donald Anadell
>
>
>
>>
>> Many thanks in advance for your kind help.
>>
>> with best regards,
>>
>> Daniel

>
>


 
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