Incorrect file name in the File Open or File Save dialog boxes

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SYMPTOMS

When trying to open or save a file in Internet Explorer version 5.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Internet Explorer version 6, you may see an incorrect file name in either the File Open or File Save dialog box, and you may not be able to open or save the file.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the File Open and File Save dialog boxes use the file name from the Internet Explorer Address bar instead of that actual file name that is specified in the Content-Disposition header.

RESOLUTION

Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2

Obtain and install the patch that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article, and then follow the steps that are listed after this article link:
306121 Malformed 'Dotless' IP address can cause a Web page to be handled in the intranet zone
To force the Content-Disposition file name to appear in the File Open and File Save dialog boxes, install the patch, and then follow these steps:
  1. Start Registry Editor.
  2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
  3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:
    Value name: UseCDFileName
    Data type: REG_DWORD
    Radix: Hexadecimal
    Value data: 1
  4. Quit Registry Editor.

Internet Explorer 6

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Internet Explorer 6. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
328548 How to obtain the latest Internet Explorer 6 service pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date       Time   Version       Size       File name
------------------------------------------------------
08-Jan-02  11:56  6.0.2713.800  480,256    Urlmon.dll
08-Jan-02  11:56  6.0.2713.800  582,656    Wininet.dll
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1.

REFERENCES

For more information about a similar issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
238588 Internet Explorer prompts the user with two Open or Save dialog boxes

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Article ID: 303750 - Last Review: January 31, 2007 - Revision: 4.9
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
    • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition
    • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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