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When I attempt to download a simple pdf file using IE5.0, I get an error msg stating "access to the specified device, path, or file is denied"
It appears to download correctly and just when it's done - the error msg occurs and you cannot access the pdf file. Is there something not set correctly in IE5? Or??
Appreciate your help.
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i'm a few versions away from ie5 so don't know if there are some settings that need adjusting - i don't remember any

- are trying to open from a location
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- save the pdf?

what version of adobe reader are you using ?
- need at least 4 these days, adobe has 5 on their website
- and there may be some security restrictions on the file which your version can't handle

try opening the file instead of downloading it, see what happens
 

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jbcalg:
Thanks for your reply. I've found out that if I save the file verses downloading and opening after download, I can open it with Acrobat 4.0. It appears that after downloading and trying to open/run immediately, it doesn't know where to look for the Acrobat program or something. What's your take on this?

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might be the file association isn't quite right
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from http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=57765

Assuming you only have the problem with pdf files, locate one on your system and then highlight and press shift + right-click, choose Open With... and then choose Acrobat Reader. Make sure "always use this program... is checked."

thanks angel - forgot the shortcut to associate files
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try this step, should firm up the file association and get it back to where the file opens after download
 
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