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Windows 7: IE9 won't download files

05 Jan 2011   #1

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 
IE9 won't download files

I'm quite certain that I did not post this problem before, but if I did I apologize as I certainly do not want to double-post the same problem. Here is my problem with ie9. I have it installed on my netbook which has windows7 Starter and there are no problems. I also have it installed on my desktop with Windows 7 Home Premium. With my desktop I simply can not download anything. When I start to download, I see the bar at the bottom. Regardless of what I select, nothing happens. I then go to the top and click on "View Downloads" and it says, "This program cannot be downloaded." I tried disabling my firewall and that did not help. I then reverted back to IE8 for awhile. I again re-installed ie9 but I have the same problem. I clicked on Internet Options>Security>Custom Level button and scrolled down to downloads to see if it was enabled and it was. I tried several different files to download but I get the same results, so it has nothing to do with the file I attempted to download. I don't know what else to try. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

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06 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Perhaps the fault is with the antivirus. Just a guess. Which one do you use?
Does the same thing happen on the netbook?

If you are willing to set up extensions, accelerators, and import bookmarks again, you can try and reset IE9 by going to Options -> Advanced Tab-> Reset (you can choose to keep your personal settings, but I don't see much point in resetting IE9 then)
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06 Jan 2011   #3
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

I would also suggest resetting IE9 by following this tutorial: Internet Explorer - Reset
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06 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes, that's what I had in mind >__>
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06 Jan 2011   #5

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

This is really strange. I reset IE, reset personal settings, disabled my firewall and disabled antivirus. Nothing worked. I uninstalled and reinstalled ie9 several different times. But I still get the same message, "This program can't be downloaded." I thank all of you for your feed back. Maybe it's something I have set somewhere else in some other application that is causing the problem. I'm going to check everything. If I find a solution, I'll post back. If anyone comes up with an idea, let me know. Again, thanks for your input.
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06 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I'm back on IE8, because I didn't like the download manager on IE9 ... I can't remember, but is it enabled by default?
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06 Jan 2011   #7
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
I'm back on IE8, because I didn't like the download manager on IE9 ... I can't remember, but is it enabled by default?
Yes, the download manager is enabled by default in IE9
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06 Jan 2011   #8

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I've been really scratching my head on this. I even tried downloading in Safe Mode. It didn't work. I then went back to IE8 and downloaded a fresh IE9 install file thinking that maybe I had a corrupt file. Still can't download. I actually uninstalled AVG and disabled my Antivirus. I went into Internet Options to check my security settings and they are all OK. So there must be some setting somewhere on my system that is causing the problem. Looking for it would like be looking for a needle in a haystack. I'll wait until them come out with Release Candidate or whatever it's called. In the meantime, I'm not going to worry about it.
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07 Jan 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

You should send 'feedback' about the bug you've encountered.
Internet Explorer Feedback Program | Microsoft Connect
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07 Jan 2011   #10

Desk Top with Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit and Lap Top with Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
You should send 'feedback' about the bug you've encountered.
Internet Explorer Feedback Program | Microsoft Connect
Thanks, I'll do that...
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