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Why am I unable to download files?

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I am having problems downloading powerpoint files and word files. When I go to download the file, it saves it as a "application/octet-stream" which I am unable to do anything with. It only started after I upgraded to Firefox 5. I have asked this question numerous times on this forum over the past few weeks and have not gotten a reply. I have been using firefox for years and have not had this problem until the 5 update. Please help.

I am having problems downloading powerpoint files and word files. When I go to download the file, it saves it as a "application/octet-stream" which I am unable to do anything with. It only started after I upgraded to Firefox 5. I have asked this question numerous times on this forum over the past few weeks and have not gotten a reply. I have been using firefox for years and have not had this problem until the 5 update. Please help.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

updated to 5

Installed Plug-ins

  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.0
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183
  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.6.1.629
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • GEPlugin
  • Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Mozilla browsers
  • 4.0.60531.0
  • NPWLPG
  • Google Update

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:6.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/6.0

More Information

application/octet-stream

Question owner

The files I am having trouble with have .ppt and .doc

The files I am having trouble with have .ppt and .doc
cor-el
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Helpful Reply

If you are comfortable with editing the Windows registry then you can try to do a search for the .ppt file extension in the MIME Database registry key.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type

See also:

If you are comfortable with editing the Windows registry then you can try to do a search for the .ppt file extension in the MIME Database registry key. HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\MIME\Database\Content Type ---- See also: *http://kb.mozillazine.org/File_types_and_download_actions

Question owner

How do I do that?

How do I do that?
mdalikhan1986 0 solutions 1 answers

Brother try this site.... sure you will find a solution... just now i tried, and now its working properly


http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files?s=i+am+unable+to+download+files+in+firefox+browser&r=1&e=es&as=s#w_remove-download-manager-plugins

Brother try this site.... sure you will find a solution... just now i tried, and now its working properly http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files?s=i+am+unable+to+download+files+in+firefox+browser&r=1&e=es&as=s#w_remove-download-manager-plugins