IE: unable to download file over SSL


Unable to download.
Internet Explorer was unable to open this site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later.

Internet explorer security prevents downloading files with MS office extensions, adobe and many others files type. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323308/en-us

Following windows registry change will resolve the issue or  use different browser eg. firefox

Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8

To resolve this issue in Internet Explorer 7 and in Internet Explorer 8, follow these steps:

  1. Start Registry Editor.
  2. For a per-user setting, locate the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

    For a per-computer setting, locate the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
  3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value.
  4. To override the directive for HTTPS connections, add the following registry value:
    “BypassSSLNoCacheCheck”=Dword:00000001

    To override the directive for HTTP connections, add the following registry value:

    “BypassHTTPNoCacheCheck”=Dword:00000001
  5. Quit Registry Editor.
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About Robiul

Robiul has 15 years of continuous successful career experience in ICT with extensive background in System Engineering, IT infrastructure design, operations and service delivery, managing IT projects / MIS functions for local and multi-national companies with in-depth knowledge of multiple operating systems as well as construct / manage small to medium size Data Center. Proven ability to design and implement medium to semi-large scale LAN/WAN/WLAN and system infrastructures. Academic qualification: Master of Science in Information Systems. Professional certifications are: MCSE, CCNA, ITIL and FoundStone Security Professional, VCP, NetAPP, CISSP etc.
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