Downloaded File may be Saved in Incorrect Folder with Internet Explorer

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SYMPTOMS

The following problem will occur if the Y2K-Fix for Windows NT is installed and Internet Explorer version 3.x or Internet Explorer version 4.0 without the Active Desktop option enabled is used to download files.

When saving a downloaded file to any removable media, including disks, the file is saved to a folder with the same name as the file. For example, if the file name to be saved is entered as Data on drive A:\, the file is actually saved as A:\Data\Data.

For information regarding the Y2K-Fix, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

175093 User Manager Does Not Recognize February 2000 As a Leap Year

183123 Find Files Displays Garbled Date if Year is 2000 or Greater

183125 Shell Doc Property Dialog Custom Date Incorrect After Year 2000

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.

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Article ID: 192457 - Last Review: October 10, 2013 - Revision: 2.3
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Enterprise Edition
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