In Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, the File Download
dialog box may close unexpectedly when you click Save
, or Cancel
This problem is not resolved even after you install hotfix 896017.
For more information about hotfix 896017, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
The window that launches a File Download dialog box unexpectedly closes when you try to download a file by using Internet Explorer in Windows XP Service Pack 2
This problem occurs if the following conditions are true:
- The computer is running Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2).
- The content that you are trying to download contains a frame.
- The content that you are trying to download uses the "content-disposition: attachment" HTTP header.
- The MIME type of the content that you are trying to download is "text/plain".
Security update information
To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note
This fix was first included in security update 933566 (MS07-033).
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
MS07-033: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
To apply this hotfix, you must have Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Internet Explorer 6 installed.
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone
tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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|File name||File version||File size||Date||Time||Platform||SP requirement||Service branch|
Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
After you apply the hotfix, follow these steps to enable the changes that the hotfix makes:
- Exit Internet Explorer 6.
- Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
- Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControlNote If the FeatureControl subkey does not exist, follow these steps to add it:
- Right-click Main, point to New, and then click Key.
- Type FeatureControl to name the new subkey, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click FeatureControl, point to New, and then click Key.
- Type FEATURE_PREVENT_CDA_CLOSE_KB928540 to name the new subkey, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click FEATURE_PREVENT_CDA_CLOSE_KB928540, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
- Type iexplore.exe to name the new registry entry, and then press ENTER.
- Right-click iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
- In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
- Exit Registry Editor.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the terms that are used to describe software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates