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How do I allow IIS 7.0 to display text files that do not have extensions?  I went to the website and went to MIME feature.  I added ".*" and MIME type "application/octect-stream".  Still no luck.  Any ideas?
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Ivo Stoykov earned 2000 total points
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Hi

Use "." (a dot) as extension and create a MIME mapping.

HTH

Ivo Stoykov
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by:Surrano
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If I understand you correctly you need your web client (browser) to display files without extension as served by the web server (IIS). I don't think it'd depend on any server-side settings, but if you set it to "application/octet-stream" (check spelling) I don't think it'd do any good. How about using "text/plain" instead?
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by:gopher_49
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I tried text/plain and application/octet-stream.  Neither work.. It's a text file for if I put a .txt on the end of it the browser will display it.. But..  The app that uploads these files leaves the extension off.. I'll try ivostoykov's post above.. brb
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by:gopher_49
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This worked!  I put in "." at the extension and set the MIME to "text/plain"
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