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A truncated or changed version of the original file name appears in the "Save As" dialog box in Windows Internet Explorer 7

SYMPTOMS
In Windows Internet Explorer 7, you click a file. Then, on the File menu, you click Save As. When you do this, a truncated or changed version of the original file name appears in the Save As dialog box.

You experience this problem if the name of the file that you want to save contains characters from a multibyte character set (MBCS).

Note You also experience this problem when you right-click the file and then click Save Target As.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because Windows Internet Explorer 7 incorrectly handles MBCS characters and %-escaped characters.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this problem, install the hotfix version of the files that are in the latest cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer 7. For more information about how to obtain the latest cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer 7, visit the following Microsoft Web site: For more information about how to install the hotfix files in a cumulative security update for Windows Internet Explorer 7, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
897225 How to install hotfixes that are included in cumulative security updates for Internet Explorer
Note This hotfix is included in security update 928090 (MS07-016). It is also included in later cumulative security updates for Windows Internet Explorer 7.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
After you install the software update that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 928090, %-escaped characters may still appear at the beginning of a file name when you use the Save As functionality in Windows Internet Explorer 7.

For more information, 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: 930228 - Last Review: 10/08/2011 21:45:00 - Revision: 2.0

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