A QuickTime plugin was installed that had that very .exe key in the
registry. Removed the plugin, and registry key, and IE6 works correctly
now when trying to download .exe files.
Thank you very much. Have a great day!
> Thanks very much for fast response, I appreciate it very much.
> I will post back what I find out. (It may be a few days as Dad lives
> couple of hours away).
> Sue Morton
> P.S. Thanks for link on Google. I keep forgetting I can search
> newsgroups there.
> > Yes, it has been asked before.
> > Either try this link to see how many times or read the answer below:
> > If it is only .exe files, then read on and see if this is relevant:
> > You may have an invalid plugin.
> > Netscape-Style Plug-ins Do Not Work After Upgrading Internet
> > [Q303401]
> > http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q303/4/01.asp
> > Remove the plugin with Regedit.exe
> > Start-Run-Regedit.exe
> > Navigate down to this key and remove it, after exporting it as a
> > normal safety precaution.
> > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet
> > Explorer\Plugins\Extension\.exe
> > If that key exists, then you will see what plugin has been
> > The key does not normally exist.
> > ...Alan
> > --
> > Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
> > In microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.browser, "Sue Morton"
> > >(Apologies if this has been asked before. Please point me to
> > >posts if applicable. I tried searching this newsgroup first, but
> > >are too many posts...)
> > >My dad's PC has Win98SE and is currently at IE6 SP1. Awhile back
> > >he was still using IE 5.01), "something happened" (LOL) and the
> > >stopped responding properly to download links for .exe files, such
> > >one like this: http://www.cheetaa.com/lava/aaw.exe The browser
> > >goes white except for a very small multi-colored square -- a
> > >graphic-looking little box -- in the upper left corner of the
> > >We upgraded to IE6 (public preview) at the time, and that did not
> > >the problem. Later, we upgraded to IE6 full release and still no
> > >Tonight we upgraded to IE6 SP1 and still no joy.
> > >All other links work fine (.zip, .mid, etc.) -- the dialog box to
> > >or save is presented. Right-clicking on the link with the .exe and
> > >choosing "save target as" works fine too.
> > >Why won't IE6 offer the open/save dialog box when clicking once on
> > >link to download an executable file? Help or info is appreciated.
> > >Thanks!