"Bec" wrote in message
> In December 2006 I reinstalled ie.inf in our corporate image as we
> were having problems with blackboard forum's not opening. Doing this
> fixed the particular problem at the time.
> IE changed from version
> Version: 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519
> Version: 6.0.2900.2180.xpsp_sp2_gdr.070227-2254
> We now have an oracle based program that we need to open .csv files
> from a link in IE, in build 2254 we click on the file select open, IE
> says the file is "read only" which it isn't then converts the .csv to
> an .xls file and does not convert the csv data so it still contains
> the data in "quotes" .
> If I test in the old image build 1519 the file will open automatically
> as a .csv keep the extension .csv and excel converts the csv data so
> it views in the correct columns and format.
> In build 2254 I can only save the file as .csv then open excel and
> open the file and it's all good but our users want to be able to open
> directly from IE. Works fine in Firefox on both new and old images.
> I have tried reinstalling office but this does not fix,
> I have also upgraded IE to IE 7 on build 2254 and it fixes the
> Made sure the file type .csv opens in excel
> Ran regmon and filemon but there are so many changes from before and
> after ie reinstall.
Try using a filter to focus on one likely difference? E.g. HKCR
> We can't upgrade to IE7 as other web based apps do not work and we
> cannot roll back to the December image as we have too many users with
> the new image.
> Just wondering if anyone could tell me how I can roll back to the
> previous version of IE OR better still if there is a registry key I
> could change to force IE to open a .csv as a .csv it seems that IE is
> changing it to .xls. I can then package with wise and deploy to
> affected systems.
Try disabling MIME sniffing? E.g. Disable:
Open files based on content, not file extension
(in the Security Settings dialog Custom Level... settings, Miscellaneous section)
> Hope this is not too confusing, thanks for any help
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