TechSpot

Downloading run/save files and or software via IE 7

By Feisty49
Jan 17, 2007
  1. Every time I attempt to run a file from the Internet using IE 7, I get the following error message: “Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item.” Sometimes I can save the file, instead of running it, but sometimes IE won’t even allow that. The most recent example occurred today at the website www.nystax.gov. I wanted to look at the IT-150 Short Form (listed on the left side of the page), which uses Adobe to read, and I got the above noted message.

    This problem started a few weeks, maybe even a couple of months, ago when I upgraded to IE 7.

    Please note that the computer which is denying me permission is my personal machine in my home. I am the only person who uses it.
     
  2. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    Why dont you try and download the Firefox browser and see if you still get the same error. You can download it from the link below.


    EDIT: I would recommend you use Firefox over IE. Its a little more secure!!!

    http://www.firefox2007.de/us/
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,635   +321

    I couldn't make your link work halo71, no place to actually download, even clicking that tab. Why did you link to that rather than http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ anyway?

    Plus Opera is better :p

    I think the problem is likely due to the default security settings in IE7, but I don't use that browser so I'm not sure what to look for - should be fairly obvious though. If that fails, re-download Acrobat Reader.
     
  4. halo71

    halo71 TS Rookie Posts: 1,289

    Sorry about it not working for you. It worked fine for me. Thats why I linked it.
     
  5. Feisty49

    Feisty49 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Thanks for the replies. I did run the file using Firefox, which I've used as a browser now and then for a couple of years. Thing is, I do prefer IE -- go figure. :) My preference is what it is and I doubt I'll change now so I do wish I could figure out why it gives me problems. By the way, I mentioned that it was an Adobe run that was giving me problems, but it's all files, not just an Adobe read one.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,934   +167

    Feisty49,
    Go into Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Internet Explorer (No Add-ins) and run it. See if the problems disappear
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.