IE10 downloads to network share causes “This program couldn’t be downloaded” error message in download manager
So basically this is what happens and the back story to this is that if you have a computer with re-directed folders, which normally would be in a corporate environment, and you attempt to download certain files, you end up with this error message in the IE10 download manager.
This was a problem with IE9 but it was fixed here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2589171/en-us. It appears that with IE10, whatever fix they utilized, wasn’t retroactively applied to the IE10 code.
I did a little digging with Processor Monitor and found that I was getting a sharing violation error. I then Googled that, found a few web pages talking about the problem with IE9, finally read something about Microsoft Security Essentials being a partial culprit, did some testing and came to the conclusion that if you exclude .partial files from Microsoft Security Essentials, you can get around this temporarily. I say temporarily due to the fact that I hope Microsoft releases a fix for this although I am not getting my hopes up. What is the consequences of excluding .partial files from MSE? Well it basically means, I think, that every file you download isn’t going to be properly scanned. I may be wrong, it may scan the entire file after it’s put back together but I can’t say for sure. So if you do attempt this, you are doing this at your own risk, the possibility of downloading a malicious file and not being notified is very real.
Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 7: Downloads failing when using redirected folders
It seems that ever since IE9 there has been a weird bug with Internet Explorer and redirected folders, specifically when you are trying to download a file. Sometimes the file will download, other times, and it’s very random, it will not work. The usual error is: This program couldn’t be downloaded in the download manager.
It appears to happen to anyone who has redirected folders enabled – this is going to be more for folks who are in the corporate world or someone tinkering with their own Active Directory setup at home.
It also appears that Microsoft fixed this in IE9 and released a patch but IE10 seems to have broken it yet again and there is no word from Microsoft on whether or not this will ever be fixed.
If anyone knows anything or maybe even an IE dev will see this but we’d like an answer please!
Western Digital RMA process – extremely disappointed
I recently had a client who’s hard drive failed. I replaced their hard drive roughly a year ago. I replaced it with this hard drive: Western Digital Scorpio Black 320 GB Sata 3.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 2.5-Inch Internal Retail Kit Drives WDBABD3200ANC-NRSN.
Upon finding out that it had failed using Hitachi’s Drive Fitness Test, I promptly went to the Western Digital website to start the RMA process. This hard drive comes with a 3-year warranty. I started the process and attempted to do an “Advanced RMA” which basically means that I give them a credit card and they put a hold on the card for the MSRP of the hard drive, which was $120.00. Then they send me the drive in hopes that I ship the drive back. Otherwise, they will charge the card the full price, which again would be $120.00.
I ended up getting an error message indicating that the “Advanced RMA” could not be performed. I tried again, same thing. In the end it told me I had to call in to Western Digital to process the RMA.
I call in only to find out that they DO NOT provide return shipping at no additional cost. Instead, they make YOU, the user, pay for shipping. So on top of putting the $120.00 hold they also make you pay for shipping back to them for their own failed product. Ingenius, is it not?
Anyways, I’m only complaining because if this had been a company called Seagate, this would NEVER have happened. First of all, you can pay a $10.00 fee (you do not get this back), and they not only ship you the drive next day air but they also provide a return shipping label which has been pre-paid! Can you believe it? Oh, I forgot to mention, THEY DO NOT PUT A HOLD FOR THE MSRP OF THE HARD DRIVE ON YOUR CREDIT CARD!
It’s simply amazing that a company would go out of their way to help a client get their replacement hard drive in the fastest possible manner!
From this point on you guys can already guess who I’m sticking with in regards to hard drive purchases, yes, you got it right, Seagate.