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win98 file downloading

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by conlo, Jan 19, 2002.

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  1. conlo

    conlo Thread Starter

    Dec 30, 1999
    When I get a link to go to in an e-mail , I get a download option to either save it to file or open it from it's location. Most of the time, the only option is to save it to file. I do choose to save it to file. I then go to the file where it is saved and click on it to open it, but I keep getting the window with the download options again.
    What am I dioing wrong, In the File As , I tried All, but no luck.
  2. TonyKlein

    TonyKlein Malware Specialist

    Aug 26, 2001
    If you click a hyperlink in an e-mail mesasage (which I suppose is what we're talking about) it should take you there immediately, and not present you with a dialog box.

    If that's the case, try this:

    1) Clear your temporary internet files, history and cookies in Tools/Internet Options.
    2) Make sure IE5 is set as your default browser. Go to IE tools/internet options/programs and turn on the check box for IE to check if it is the default browser. Shut down and restart IE. When it asks to be default browser, say yes.
    3) Read the following article: Internet Shortcuts in Outlook Express Don't Start Browser

    Repairing IE, if you have that option available to you, will also help restore the correct file associations.

    Description of the Internet Explorer Repair Tool

    Good luck,
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