Article ID: 264968
When IIS locates a file that does not have an extension, the Content-Type that is sent back to the browser is set to application/octet-stream. There is no way to change this behavior in the user interface. The AOL Netscape browser does not display the file because of this header setting. Instead, it tries to download the file.
WARNING: If you edit the metabase incorrectly, you can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall any product that uses the metabase. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems that result if you incorrectly edit the metabase can be solved. Edit the metabase at your own risk.
NOTE: Always back up the metabase before you edit it.
To resolve this problem, do the following:
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300672/EN-US/ )HOW TO: Create a Metabase Backup in IIS 5