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Downloaded file from Firefox but it is not opening in the internet explorer


1. I have java script file where it will download the content to a xml file . Below is the java script code

  // "data:application/octet-stream," + encodeURIComponent(content);
   var dataURL = "data:application/octet-stream," + encodeURIComponent(textToEncode);
       window.location.assign(dataURL); // To change the current page
2. when we are trying to open downloaded xml file in internet explorer  through the javascript it is throwing Type Error : Access denied .    But, when we open the xml in notepad++ and re- save it is able to open in internet explorer. 
   below is java script code to open the xml file - 
if (window.ActiveXObject) {
           xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM");
           xmlDoc.async = false;
           xmlDoc.load(fname);  // fname refers to the file path where we downloaded
           return (xmlDoc);

i am not able to resolve the problem .can you please help me on this . Thanks in Advance

Chosen solution

Try to set the browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone pref to false on the about:config page to suppress zone information (ADS).

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After restoring also still i am having the same issue .

 Input from my side is - when i  am trying to open the downloaded xml file in the internet explorer  it is throwing error -'Your Current security settings does not allow this file to be downloaded - but after opening the same xml in notepad++ with out changing anything if i resave then the same xml is opening in internet explorer i predict that while saving is i am missing any setting in javascript can you please check the code what i have updated previously.
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Chosen Solution

Try to set the browser.download.manager.scanWhenDone pref to false on the about:config page to suppress zone information (ADS).

Question owner

Thank you so much :) . It is working fine now

Now i want to do the same through the javascript code where the application is running . Can you please let me know is there any registry entry for this or javascript code for this . Thanks in advance .

Question owner

I need that setting to be applied when we are launching the application and on close of the application i need to reset to the old . Can we able to do the same in the java script .please help thanks :)