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 installedand Internet Explorer version 3.x or Internet Explorer version 4.0 withoutthe Active Desktop option enabled is used to download files.

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

For information regarding the Y2K-Fix, please see the following articles inthe 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 theMicrosoft 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: 10/10/2013 20:53:47 - Revision: 2.3

  • 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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