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Support Knowledge Base, Article 41
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Download results are displayed in browser window rather than in a Save As dialog
For certain file extensions (.txt, .gif, .jpg), Internet Explorer may load the file directly into the browser after downloading the file. This is the result of a problem with Internet Explorer 4.

To find more out about the related issue of random filenames populating the Save As dialog box in MSIE please visit Software Artisans Knowledge Base Article 17.

This issue has been resolved in Internet Explorer 5.

  • Set the Response.ContentType to "application/unknown," as follows,
    Response.ContentType = "application/unknown"
  • Use the sample simpledownload.asp (installed by default at C:\Program Files\Software Artisans\SA-FileUp\Samples\DownloadSamples).
    We recommend using simpledownload.asp only when necessary (i.e., when downloading .txt files, .jpg files, etc.) since this sample does not address the problem of the random, IE-generated filenames populating the Save As dialog.
Created : 12/1/2002 12:00:00 AM (last modified : 11/13/2001 11:15:00 AM)
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