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WD2000: A Password Dialog Box Appears When You Click the Back Button in Internet Explorer
Article ID: 306534 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q306534
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer to locate a Word document in a Web, and then you click Back, or you close the browser window, you may be prompted to type a user name and password.
The authentication dialog box also may appear if you start Word 2000, open a file as read-only directly from a Web server, and then close Word.
Internet Explorer is trying to write the document to the list of Most Recently Used (MRU) files. As a result, Internet Explorer tries to get read/write access to the document.
Internet Explorer tries to add the Word document to the MRU list when the client has a Web folder that points to the Web server where the Word document resides.
For example, you are browsing the Word document at "http://www.MyWebServer.com/word.doc", and you also have a Web folder that points to "http://www.MyWebServer.com". By default, the Web folder is trying to gain read/write access to the document.
To work around this problem, the preferred method is to delete the Web folder from your client computer. To do this, follow these steps:
A supported work around is also available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.
When you navigate to a file in Internet Explorer, the work around documented in this article prevents the file from being added to the shell MRU list.
Note This behavior is by design. This behavior avoids the authentication prompt that typically occurs when the shell tries to add a file to the MRU list.
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Note After the hotfix is downloaded implement the registry key DontAddToMRUIfURL. To apply the key, double-click the QFE4214.reg file that is included with the hotfix package, and then click Yes to confirm that you want to add the information to the registry.
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------------- 01-Feb-2002 18:39:04 126.96.36.19931 8,814,644 Winword.exe
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Article ID: 306534 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 2.5