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Hi!

When I try to download a file, such as PDF, using Internet Explorer 6, I get the following error: Internet Explorer cannot download...
Internet Explorer was not able to open this internet site.

Is there a way to fix this?

Chuck
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Dear TrueBlue,

Try repairing or reinstalling to see if that would help

Repair IE :
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Start > Run rundll32 setupwbv.dll,IE6Maintenance "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\Setup\SETUP.EXE" /g

or

Start > Run rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 C:\windows\inf\ie.inf

Reinstall IE:
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Description of the Internet Explorer Repair Tool
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://support.microsoft.com:80/support/kb/articles/Q194/1/77.asp&NoWebContent=1

How to Reinstall or Repair Internet Explorer and Outlook Express in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=318378

Repair Internet Explorer 6
http://www.theeldergeek.com/repair_ie6.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=293907

Unable to Open Link
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q281679&sd=tech

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Sunray
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Try opening IE

go to tools --> internet options --> security (tab)

click on Internet and press "custom level)

scroll down and see if you have enabled "file download"

Sunray
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Are you able to download other files like doc, excel , ppt etc


Sunray
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Make sure that page authorizes anyone to download pdf file ?

Sunray
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Also make sure you have disabled firewall or pop-up blocker

Sunray
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TrueBlue,

Check to see if you are facing this

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;301716

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Sunray
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TrueBlue,

Also try downloading and installing the latest updates for IE

Thanks,
Sunray
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Also check that you have adobe acrobat in your machine ;)
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Are you able to open pdf after doing what I have said in the comments ?

Sunray
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Thanks

Sunray
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