MS documents are downloading as zip from share point.

Posted on 2012-09-05
Last Modified: 2012-09-25

There are some documents in the share point like .doc or .xls or .docx and .xlsx but they are downloading as .zip.

Windows 7 64-bit, IE8
disabled in IE under Security for all zones "Open file based on content, not file extension"

on other website i have found as well to add in registry:


have you ever faced such issue and know how to fix it?
any solutions are welcome.
I will check them and give reply if working.
Question by:Roshani_Marzi
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    Wonder if it's an issue with the MIME types on the server? has some easy-to-understand info.
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    Thank you for reply. I will check it and let you know.
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    this is good info.
    after contacting share point self the advised to apply one fix:
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MIME_HANDLING]
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    Ahhhh. Thank you for posting this follow-up information. I'm sure it will help someone in future!

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