Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:36 AM
I have OS XP(3), IE8, Office 2010
I am trying to d/l a pptx file from our organizational website (that I use regularly). The file is shown as a pptx file (as displayed by the properties feature), but when I click to d/l it, it shows up as a zip file to be opened and the computer tries to unzip it, but doesn't do a very good job in doing so.
I have tried to d/l other pptx files from other internet sites and they work (d/l) OK.
I have the same OS on another laptop and it d/ls this particular file from this particular site just fine.
I can change (rename) the extension on this file (from zip to pptx) and it works fine
I have tried everything reccomended on various PPT forums and it hasn't worked.
The file association is Microsoft PowerPoint.
The file d/ls perfectly with Firefox.
What is it about the configuration of XP/IE8 that lets this happen?
The issue here is that this particular file has been posted to the website for members of our organization to d/l and use. Many of these members are not savvy enough to be able to 'manipulate' the file and use it as it was designed. I am tryng to make this d/l as user friendly as is possible.