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LauraTP

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HI,
I tried today to download two exe. files. When I choose download it says I am downloading a jpeg file, application/octet-stream. If I go ahead and download the file will not work. It does not give me a choice to change it from a jpeg to exe file. What is wrong? I recently installed a USB hub to plug in 4 extra USB peripherals that I had already installed and they work fine. How can I get this corrected?
 

LauraTP

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The two files I was trying to download was Acrobat 5.1 exe. program and an update patch for a program already installed that was an exe. download. When I tried to download each of these downloads it said they were jpeg files and they aren't. Neither were video or jpeg files. I have downloaded many times and it normally just pops up with the window asking if I want to open using application, save to disk or lauch immediate. For instance, I went to adobe acrobat web and clicked download on the reader. I should not show as jpeg when it is an exe file. Something has altered a setting. I have recently added the USB hub, a second Palm, MP3 player, several software downloads for palm etc. Those worked and then today I get this problem now on download attempts. Is there somewhere where you set the default type of download or should it be recognizing this on its own?
 

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