+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Home Access Plus+ Thread, Internet Explorer Handling of Office Documents in Projects:; I am getting a bit sick of Internet Explorer "opening" rather than "saving" Microsoft Office documents. It opens them in ...
  1. #1
    mattgrimley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    316
    Thank Post
    35
    Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    10

    Internet Explorer Handling of Office Documents

    I am getting a bit sick of Internet Explorer "opening" rather than "saving" Microsoft Office documents. It opens them in the "Temporary Internet Files" folder, staff make changes, click save and lose their work.

    Obviously in "some" circumstances the work is recoverable from browsing those folders, but i have a feeling that files opened from an SSL server might not be (not sure).

    I have read around it and i cant see any way of changing this behaviour client-side. Can it be changed server-side?

    Alternatively, can anyone think of a way of delivering the downloaded file with perhaps a nag to remind people to "SAVE" rather than "OPEN"?

    Of course Chrome and Firefox don't behave like this, but i need a solution for IE

    Cheers
    Matt

  2. #2
    nickbro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Gilwern, Wales
    Posts
    3,520
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 501 Times in 432 Posts
    Rep Power
    113
    Add it to the v8 feature requests

  3. #3
    nickbro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Gilwern, Wales
    Posts
    3,520
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 501 Times in 432 Posts
    Rep Power
    113
    I think the Option in IE9 is

    Under Security on Advanced Tab

    Do not save encrypted pages to disk, unchecking this option may do something

  4. #4
    mattgrimley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    316
    Thank Post
    35
    Thanked 21 Times in 19 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    10
    Quote Originally Posted by nickbro View Post
    I think the Option in IE9 is
    Under Security on Advanced Tab
    Do not save encrypted pages to disk, unchecking this option may do something
    It is unchecked as default - which allows the file to be opened in IE. It is stored in the cache (C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temp orary Internet Files) from the cache and does not prompt to save anywhere else.

    If i check that tickbox, it just screws up IE (often locking it up completely) and refuses to open or save the file anywhere

    I really do hate IE - but what can you do?!

    I'll transfer the question (with a link back here) to the "feature requests" thread, though i deliberately started a thread as its not an issue with HAP, rather with IE. There used to be a way of delivering a file as a save rather than an open(server side) (is it to do with mime types or something?) but i couldn't find any reference when i searched..

    I guess the messiest / easiest solution of all would be to pop a nag/reminder evertime someone tries to open an effected filetype via IE.

    Thanks for feedback anyway!
    Matt

  5. #5
    nickbro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Gilwern, Wales
    Posts
    3,520
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 501 Times in 432 Posts
    Rep Power
    113
    The run thing is all to do with IE, there isn't really a way of stopping it

  6. #6
    nickbro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Gilwern, Wales
    Posts
    3,520
    Thank Post
    37
    Thanked 501 Times in 432 Posts
    Rep Power
    113
    Ok found something
    HTML Code:
    I will add this to HAP+ v7.6, you can also add this now by:

    Open ~/mycomputer.aspx or ~/mycomputersl.aspx

    Add the HTML above just below
    HTML Code:
    Last edited by nickbro; 20th October 2011 at 04:05 PM.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Internet Explorer - Thin clients running off TS, no Citrix as of yet.
    By Tony_Mc in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 22nd October 2009, 05:53 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 4th December 2008, 11:23 AM
  3. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 5th December 2005, 01:03 PM
  4. Redirecting Internet Explorer Favourites?
    By Thomas in forum Windows
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12th October 2005, 12:02 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 6th October 2005, 01:49 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •