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downloading mpeg files

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  1. graham robinson

    graham robinson Thread Starter

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    i seem to have lost the ability to download mpeg files . When i right click the option to SAVE TARGET AS is not highlited therefore
    i can't download via this way ?
     
  2. LooneyTunes

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    Are you sure it's MPEG your trying to save. Media such as RAM (Realplayer) won't have that option for example.
     
  3. graham robinson

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    why has my 'save target as' option suddenly become not an option ie) its not highlighted on the right click menu ?
     
  4. LooneyTunes

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    Are you sure it's an MPEG?

    Go to any download site with a downloadable program and see if you can download that using save target as.
    If not, what version of IE are you using?
     
  5. graham robinson

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    I'm using IE5 but i can't click on 'Save target as' as this option is not highlighted ? - i've even re-installed IE5 but it's no different ?
     
  6. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Hi Graham,

    Is this only the case when rightclicking Mpeg files, or with everything you right click?
    And what version of Windows are you running?

    Grtz.
     
  7. graham robinson

    graham robinson Thread Starter

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    Tony thanks for initial reply -

    running Windows 98 & yes , whenever i right click to attempt to dowmload anything , the Save Target As option is never highlighted ? - Graham.
     
  8. graham robinson

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    whenever i want to save anything using IE5 & right click to
    Save target as - this option is not highlighted ? I have uninstalled IE5 and downloaded again from Microsoft but the save target as option remains non - highlighted - Graham
     
  9. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

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    Try this (fro Win98 and ME)

    Copy the Bold to Notepad. Save as Unknown.reg Double click to enter into the registry.

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown]
    "AlwaysShowExt"=""

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown\shell]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown\shell\openas]

    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Unknown\shell\openas\command]
    @="C:\\WINDOWS\\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,OpenAs_RunDLL %1"



    Reboot.

    Good luck,
     
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