(saw various EE posts about this, see below)
Can’t download a word file attachment (.doc), on any hotmail account, just on ONE computer, ONLY in Internet Explorer:
“Internet explorer cannot download (filename).
Internet explorer was not able to open this internet site”
I can download this and other hotmail attachments on other PCs, and on the problem PC using mozilla. And I can download yahoo & gmail attachyments on the problem PC.
So the problem is ONLY with IE, ONLY on this PC, ONLY in Hotmail.
I saw various EE webpages.
I disabled the firewall.
Tried flushing cache, temp files, optimizing IE, and also “reset web settings”, lowering ie security
In IE / tools / options / advanced, I reset defaults - no help. Then I unchecked all the security options. No help.
Dropped firewall, no diff (raised again)
Tried diff user profile, no diff
Cannot ping the IPs shown in the error message (the source of the file) – but not even on PCs that DO allow downloading
can’t ping that from any PC (as of this afternoon)
none of these seemed relevant
tried new profile, no help. Plus had to disable offlinefiles to switch users. No help.