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Old 10-16-01, 02:19 PM
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Problem with IE 5.5 and downloading

I'm getting a new, strange error with MS Internet Explorer 5.5. Haven't had problems in the past with downloading files, but now when I try to download a file, I get a blank window with a little icon in the upper-left corner, and nothing downloads. The icon is the little square with a triangle, circle, and square in it. This happens with any site I try to download a file from--instead of the download beginning, I get this.

Does anyone have any idea as to what might be happening or what I could check?

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Old 10-16-01, 05:36 PM
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If you had any plugins installed before you upgraded to IE 5.5, it could screw with downloads.

Check this

Start-Run-Regedit.exe
Navigate down to this key and remove it (after exporting it as a
normal safety precaution)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Plugins\Extension\.exe

If that key exists, then you will see what plugin has been installed and is causing the issue

The key does not normally exist in a plain IE 5.5 install.



http://support.microsoft.com/support.../q303/4/01.asp

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