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a downloaded file named "list.pdf" loses its extension

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  • Igcine ukuphendulwa ngu Pj

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When a sender (Chase.Com) sends me a PDF named "List" something (mysterious) decides to delete the extension!

I can fix it by copying the file elsewhere & then renaming it by adding the missing ".PDF" - so I DO have a work-around.

However, what's the underlying cause?

The problem started occurring about 2 months ago.


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That means it's not a pdf or the security software is causing the problem.

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OK, I'm on Chase.Com looking to download statements. When I go to download a statement, it gives me a clickable icon below a label "Open or save."

Oops! I see now that it gives me two icons very close together (that I took as one) one a printed page & the other a down arrow. Clicking on the down arrow does as expected ... so my problem is solved!


However, clicking on the printed page icon causes a new blank window to open (which is what I was reporting). It is supposed display the document, but it doesn't. It's possibly JavaScript which I think you guys no longer support ... which would address that situation.


Again, my problem is solved. Thanks.

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I seen on some sites where it shows pdf but when saved isn't a pdf file but is a pdf. I think it has something to do with how the site formats the file.

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JPGaskell said

...It's possibly JavaScript, which I think you guys no longer support...

No, JS (JavaScript) is different from Java. JS is everywhere. Java is no longer 'officially' supported.

Next time I'll check the PDF links when I go to the site.

~ Pj