File downloads do not work in IE7

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by J_hotsauce, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. J_hotsauce

    J_hotsauce Guest

    Since installing IE7 Beta 2 I am unable to download any file. I've tried
    ..exe's, doc's and other files from multiple sites and they all failing. IE
    appears to begin the download but then displays message that "The requested
    site is either unavailable or cannont be found."

    I have tested the download with other browsers and had no problems.

    Anyone else running into this?
    J_hotsauce, Jan 31, 2006
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  2. I have tried several different downloads -- a TXT file, an XLS and a DOC and
    all worked perfectly for me. I also used FTP to download an EXE and that
    worked as well. It may have something to do with the site, or something else
    on your side.

    Doug Perreault, Feb 1, 2006
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    J_hotsauce Guest

    Winzip,, Apple Quicktime, Microsoft.....

    I was unable to download from any of those sites using IE7.
    J_hotsauce, Feb 1, 2006
  4. I have the same issue. I am unable to download from hotmail,,
    Microsoft, etc. I am also unable to stream radio (I suspect for the same
    reason as it downloads an ASF)
    Patrick Anderson, Feb 1, 2006
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    J_hotsauce Guest

    I stuck IE7 on another machine and have not experienced the problem on that

    I've still not identified why downloads are not working on one of the
    systems though.
    J_hotsauce, Feb 1, 2006
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    Paul D Guest

    This seems to be happening to me too. not in all cases though.

    If I have a link directly to a file it seems to work ok, but if download is
    initiated via a button, it does not work. (downloading files from Epson site)

    Could be related to FTP? Was browsing a different FTP location and when I
    licked on any file, I am getting an error:
    IE cannot download file abc.efg from
    IE was not able to open the internet site. The requested site is either
    unavailable or cannot be found.

    Same sites (FTP / Web) work perfectly in another browser..

    Paul D, Feb 1, 2006
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    Richard Wolf Guest

    I'm with you all. I can not download from any web site. I get the same error.
    I've tried changing various settings in the IE options but nothing has helped.
    Richard Wolf, Feb 2, 2006
  8. Thanks for trying it out on another machine. I tried to download files from,, apple quick time,,... and did not see
    the problem. If you have the exact URLs to the sites with downloading
    problem, I would glad to check it out.

    Van Bui [MSFT], Feb 3, 2006
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    Cookie Guest

    Hi people, same problem here but i dont think i have git IE7, but unsure how
    to check it ?
    Cookie, Feb 3, 2006
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    Walsh Guest

    To check the version of IE:

    1) On the Toolbar select Help
    2) Select "About Internet Explorer"
    3) The version should be displayed, mine says Version: 7.0.5296.0

    Hope that helps
    Walsh, Feb 3, 2006
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    Walsh Guest

    Same problem as everyone else, unable to download any files while using IE
    7.0 Beta 2. Files download successfully using Opera, Firefox, and IE 6.

    Here's a path that downloads on everything but IE7

    (This is McAfee's stinger program)
    Walsh, Feb 3, 2006
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    borger Guest

    I was having the same problem at the MSDN Subscriber site. I
    downloaded/Installed SUN JVS. Then everything worked as before with IE 6.
    Don't know if I fixed it, broke it, or if JAVA had no effect at all but it
    works (IE7 Beta 2).

    Playing around with permissions and security had no effect and I put them
    back to default.

    I am working with a clean install of Win XP Pro and Office 2003 Pro &
    Symantec Corporate AV Client v10 w/ all patches on a Dell 2350/512 Mb Ram.
    borger, Feb 4, 2006
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    Walsh Guest

    Had an interesting weekend, needed to log onto my laptop as a local admin on
    the laptop and connect through my home network instead of the network at
    work. Amazingly enough I was able to download files using IE7. At this point
    I'm suspecting a security profile at work that doesn't affect the local admin
    account on the box. I'll keep looking and let you know what I find.
    Walsh, Feb 6, 2006
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    AcxiDenTe Guest

    Yea, I'm definitely having this same problem, and its definitely making it
    tough to do anything. Tried downloading some download managers, but was
    unsuccessful in that attempt, usually getting about half way there and then
    an error comes up the download has to close. I've managed to download a
    couple things luckily, but not most.
    AcxiDenTe, Feb 6, 2006
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    ismac01 Guest

    I find I am having the same download problem, except I don't get an error
    message. It appears that the file downloads, but with 0 bytes. I only
    installed IE 7 on my laptop so I still have a working IE6 to do my downloads.
    I have only been trying to download pictures from a site that unfortunately
    does not support Firefox. One other issue I found (not really an issue, but
    more of an annoyance) is I use Roboform to fill in my info and using IE 7 I
    have to click on the button twice to fill the form.
    ismac01, Feb 7, 2006
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    skemp Guest

    Same issue for me here when downloading files from the net. No issues with
    Firefox, Netscape, Opera, IE6.
    skemp, Feb 7, 2006
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    Gordon Guest

    Works here for me OK.
    Gordon, Feb 7, 2006
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    Richard Guest

    Ok, Let's see if this can be figured out. For everyone who "can" download
    please tell us what your basic setup is. I.E. working from home "local admin
    etc."?, corporate network?, Proxies?, etc.

    When I tried it I was working from work and my setup is like this, accessing
    internet through T1, Logged in as a domain admin equivalent, XP Sp2 all
    patches, and a ton of software. Corporate firewall, local firewall (Windows
    Firewall disabled), Simple group policies.

    It does sound like a security profile somewhere and I've tried massaging
    various settings without success.
    Richard, Feb 8, 2006
  19. I'm experiencing the same problems:
    wma files embedded in web pages (do not even show up under temporary
    internet files, pictures directories, plug-ins download e.g. from quicktime
    and more).
    No issues when using IE6.
    Eliane Alhadeff, Feb 8, 2006
  20. I´m experiencing the same problem.
    E.g. wma files embedded in web pages - not even appear under temporary
    internet files - pictures directories, plug-ins such as quicktime, etc. Any
    suggestion to by-pass this issue?
    Eliane Alhadeff, Feb 8, 2006
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