IE 7 cannot download some PDF files

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Daniel, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    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
     
    Daniel, Apr 6, 2009
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  2. Daniel

    Don Varnau Guest

    Hi,
    Try the file association fix (for Vista) at:
    Unable to open .PDF attachments from Windows Mail
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/236/1/Unable-to-open-PDF-attachments-from-Windows-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/articl...e-browser-window-when-clicking-on-a-link.html

    Hope this helps,
    Don
    [MS MVP- IE]


    "Daniel" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
     
    Don Varnau, Apr 6, 2009
    #2
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  3. "Daniel" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
     
    Donald Anadell, Apr 6, 2009
    #3
  4. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    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 écrit dans le message de
    news:...
    >
    > "Daniel" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> 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

    >
    >
     
    Daniel, Apr 7, 2009
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