IE removes file extension RRS feed

  • Question

  • When i have a URL redirecting to download a setup in IE, it removes .exe file extension from the file that is being downloaded making it uninstallable. This is observed with IE11.

    Is there any way to control this behavior of IE ?

    Thanks !!

    Tuesday, February 4, 2014 2:04 PM


  • Hi,

    to avoid confusion, please include links to any website you are having problems with your questions... In this case a link to the exe download or the website where the download is located...

    (IT Professionals can use the Networking tab of developer tools to view the response headers).

    Does this happen on other websites?

    Are you using your personal or a work computer... some companies may block access to or prevent downloading of certain file types.

    Post consumer questions about IE to (Help>Online Support menu from IE).

    This forum is for questions from system administrators or Help Desk support who manage 100's of computers on domain networks, using IEAK and GPO.



    Wednesday, February 5, 2014 1:27 AM