• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 336
  • Last Modified:

File Download Dialog Box in IE6

When I click on a link to download a file with IE6 installed, initially a browser window appears with the File Download Dialog box in front (asking to Open, Save, Cancel). Regardless of which option I choose, the browser window stays open and returns an 'Action Canceled - Internet Explorer was unable to link to the web page you requested. The page might be temporarily unavailable.'

Though the browser window stays open, whatever option I choose is handled accordingly. For example, if I click 'Open', the file downloads and then I am left with the aforementioned browser window. If I hit 'Cancel' the File Download dialog box closes but the browser window stays open.

The behavior does not happen at all with IE7. I've made sure the computer has all of the available updates. I'm just wondering if this behavior is normal for IE6 or if I have some setting that I am missing. Can you please assist? Thanks.
0
schenckl
Asked:
schenckl
1 Solution
 
war1Commented:
Hello schenckl,

Does the problem occur with all download links, or this particular download link?

If  problem occursonly with this domain's download links, then website may have been designed for IE7, not IE6.

Hope this helps!
war1
0
 
schencklAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much. I do believe that was the case, as it did seem to be limited to that one file.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now