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When typing search terms into Google get “Do you want to save this file, or find a program online to open it?"

KJS69 asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Issue with broken file extension / type association?...

User has google.com homepage saved as a favorite in Internet Explorer 8.  User clicks on that favorite to get to Google homepage so they can do searches. When user types in search term(s) gets prompted with open or save dialog box: “Do you want to save this file, or find a program online to open it?"

If select Find, IE8 directs to this web page::

Windows has the following information about this MIME type. This page will help you find software needed to open your file.
MIME Type: application/json
Description: UnKnown
Windows does not recognize this MIME type.

Amy idea why IE8 prompting user to Find or Save?.

Notes: problem occurs when user goes to google.com either by manually typing it into IE address bar or from using the Favorites link.  NO problem with search if using Google via Search Provider feature in top right corner of IE8.  Also, I have checked the source target path for the Favorites link and it correctly pouints to http://www.google.com

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