Download content is lost after you click the gold information bar to confirm a file download in Internet Explorer 8

Article ID: 2607445 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When you do not directly start a download file operation (for example, when the file download is initiated by using JavaScript), the download file gold information bar is displayed to confirm that the file download is legitimate.

If the URL in the address bar contains a fragment, and you confirm the file download by clicking the information bar, the webpage is refreshed as expected. However, the webpage is unexpectedly refreshed to the URL without the fragment. Because of this behavior, the download content is lost.

This behavior occurs for Internet Explorer 8 on all the following supported systems:
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Vista SP2
  • Windows 7 and Windows 7 SP1

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, install this update.

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update 2586448.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2586448 MS11-081: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: October 11, 2011

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2607445 - Last Review: October 11, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 8
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