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BinHex (.hqx) files downloaded to a MAC with IE 5.x machine are corrupt
When downloading BinHex files to a MAC with IE 5.x, the files are corrupt. The file is not the correct size and will not decompress.

The default setting of Microsoft Internet Explorer in Mac OS X 10.1 is to automatically execute downloaded software, which could result in data loss or other problems. This setting can be changed.

To prevent IE from corrupting BinHex files that are downloaded you should take one of these two courses of action:

I. Download and install the Internet Explorer 5.1 Security Update. This is available via the Software Update feature of the System Preferences application.

II. Disable the auto-decode feature of Internet Explorer. Follow these steps:
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Choose Preferences from the Explorer application menu.
  3. Click Download Options in the preference window.
  4. Click the checkboxes to deselect "Automatically decode MacBinary files" and Automatically decode BinHex files."

Created : 12/1/2002 12:00:00 AM (last modified : 9/19/2003 12:03:36 PM)
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