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Internet Explorer 6 SP1 Update: Error Message: "Internet Explorer Cannot Download a File"

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When you try to download a file with Internet Explorer from a Web server, you may receive the following error message: "Internet Explorer cannot download FileName from WebServer."
  • Version:

    SP1

    File Name:

    q816868.exe

    Date Published:

    07/14/2003

    File Size:

    375 KB

      When you try to download a file with Internet Explorer from a Web server, you may receive the following error message:
      "Internet Explorer cannot download FileName from WebServer."
      This behavior occurs because the content disposition header for the file stream is greater than approximately 150 bytes and the Latin character set is equal to 150 characters. This behavior may occur if the content disposition header is formatted with a non-Latin character set, such as Japanese or Russian.

      For example, a 17-character content disposition header in the Japanese character set is 153 bytes because the UTF-8 encoding scheme uses 9 bytes to represent a single Japanese character, but it uses only 1 byte in the Latin character set.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows NT, Windows XP

      This update applies to Internet Explorer 6 SP1 with the following operating systems:
      • Windows XP SP1
      • Windows XP
      • Windows 2000 SP3
      • Windows 2000 SP2
      • Windows 98 SE
      • Windows Millenium
      • Windows NT 4.0 SP6A
      1. Click the Download link to start the download.
      2. Do one of the following:
        • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
        • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.

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