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Windows 7: IE9 won't download files

12 Apr 2011   #11

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
ie9 still wont download

I heard it was a problem with the browser itself, in other words, Microsoft has to fix the code for it. Its supposedly been around since the beta, and is still around. I can't download anything with it either. I called the Microsoft support line and they said to use ie8 because there was nothing I could do to make it work. I actually got on here to see if the problem had been fixed yet, but I dont think it has. I guess I'll just keep using Minefield. It's 64 bits, it's pretty, and it rocks.

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14 Jun 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
IE9 won't download files

As is the main thread here I also cannot make any sense of IE9's inability to download files or PDFs. As an immediate solution I have found the answer in using Firefox, which gives me no problems for downloading.

Sad that I have to look outside Microsoft for a solution!
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20 Jun 2011   #13

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32 bit
 
 
Same Problem

Hi Frank1
I have exactly the same problem. I'm running IE9 (ver 9.0.8112.16421) under Windows 7 Professional SP1. As far as I recall the download worked fine when I first installed IE9 about 2 months ago (April 2011) but went wrong a few weeks back. Downloads are erratic. Sometimes they work, but more often they just go nowhere. The yellow bar across the bottom offers differing options (save/run/saveas/open etc.) each time, and often seems to crash. Cancelling and clicking the X make no difference. It just stays there until IE is closed.

I uninstalled IE9 and reverted to IE8. Downloads worked perfectly. I reinstalled IE9 from the web. Making sure that no other updates were happening at the same time. Exactly the same problem repeats.

I am running ESET NOD32 antivirus.

As far as I am aware nothing else has changed on the machine.

Did you manage to solve the problem? How?
Mark
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01 Jul 2011   #14

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

This is what worked for me to resolve the exact issue you are having, and may be useful for anyone else in the same position:

Firstly - Note: this answer only relates to people who are having trouble downloading non-IE files over SSL (https://), such as .exe, .pdf, .msi etc.

Go to Internet Options in IE9 (Tools > Internet Options) or click the cog in the top right of the Browser and go to Internet Options.

1. Choose the Advanced Tab
2. Scroll down to Security
3. Un-check Do not save encrypted pages to disk

You should now be able to download the file that IE9 won't download.

Have fun.
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01 Jul 2011   #15

32
 
 

Frank..did you ever get the download issue resolved with IE9? I use an electronic signature service (DocuSign) and since installing IE9 can't save the completed document, download it. In other words, I can't do squat with it. I thought it was the vendor, but when I did a trial on another signing service, had the same result.

I'm desperate, brand new to forums (so please everybody if I've screwed up, don't blast away)...I just need some help & nobody (DocuSign; Microsoft; etc.) seems to be able to provide it.

I'd love to go back to IE8 but haven't found a download for that. Any help will be much appreciated. AZSandy
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01 Jul 2011   #16

32
 
 
Download Problems with IE9

Dazzieb nailed it!!! Thanks so much. I've spent so much time on the phone, emailing, etc. & you had the answer (and yes, I was trying to download over SSL).
Have a great 4th!!

Your Solution bears repeating:
This is what worked for me to resolve the exact issue you are having, and may be useful for anyone else in the same position:

Firstly - Note: this answer only relates to people who are having trouble downloading non-IE files over SSL (https://), such as .exe, .pdf, .msi etc.

Go to Internet Options in IE9 (Tools > Internet Options) or click the cog in the top right of the Browser and go to Internet Options.

1. Choose the Advanced Tab
2. Scroll down to Security
3. Un-check Do not save encrypted pages to disk

You should now be able to download the file that IE9 won't download.

Have fun.

Dazzieb
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06 Jul 2011   #17

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32 bit
 
 

Dear DazieB
Many thanks for your help, which sounds like the right solution to a frustrating problem. I had in the meantime reverted to IE9 and then reinstalled IE10, which also seemed to solve the problem.
Regards
Mark
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10 Oct 2011   #18

32
 
 

Dazzieb saved my bacon again!! Installed new Kaspersky & had forgotten about this little problem. Came back & finally found this old thread & it still worked. This time I'm saving the solution. Here was her/his solution from 7/1/11:

"This is what worked for me to resolve the exact issue you are having, and may be useful for anyone else in the same position:

Firstly - Note: this answer only relates to people who are having trouble downloading non-IE files over SSL (https://), such as .exe, .pdf, .msi etc.

Go to Internet Options in IE9 (Tools > Internet Options) or click the cog in the top right of the Browser and go to Internet Options.

1. Choose the Advanced Tab
2. Scroll down to Security
3. Un-check Do not save encrypted pages to disk

You should now be able to download the file that IE9 won't download.

Have fun."
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19 Oct 2011   #19

Win (95,98,ME,)XP and now Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I got solution from below link.
Even IT support on (a multi national) company that I'm working,
didn't know this solution. :-p

Hope this info useful.

Irwan.K

http://www.sevenforums.com/browsers-...d-files-2.html

"..
This answer only relates to people who are having trouble downloading non-IE files
over SSL (https://), such as .exe, .pdf, .msi etc.

Go to Internet Options in IE9 (Tools > Internet Options) or click the cog in the top right
of the Browser and go to Internet Options.

1. Choose the Advanced Tab
2. Scroll down to Security
3. Un-check Do not save encrypted pages to disk

You should now be able to download the file that IE9 won't download.
.."
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16 Dec 2011   #20

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This (and other) potential solutions do not work for me. No matter what I do, the 32-bit version of ie9.0 will not download a file. However, if run the 64-bit version of ie9 I can download files w/out issue.

This is extremely frustrating. I really do not want to resort to using Firefox.
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