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How can I open .XLS files downloaded from Internet, without saving them in Temporary Internet Files folder?

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Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Hi,

I've got a hyperlink which downloads an Excel file. This file is updated everyday, but due to the saving this file in Temporary Internet Files, sometimes many users have the older file loaded in Excel (the filename is not changed).

Is there any way to make Internet Explorer not load the file from Temporary Internet Files directory?

My workaround:set Internet Explorer Advanced Options to clean such directory when IE is closed. But I'm sure there's a better way to do it.

Thank you very much
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b0lsc0ttIT Manager
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Commented:
fernandoyuki,

The expert above is right.  I have an "out of the box" suggestion though if you really want to not have the user download the file (even as just a temporary file).  If your web server will support it and you are willing you can make a server page to show the information.  Basically the web page shows the contents so there is never an xls file download.  Now depending on the contents of the sheet and your web server this could be really hard.  However it is a possibility so I thought worth mentioning, especially if you aren't a fan of having to open the file and having it on the machine.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
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