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I am no longer able to access and download .mp3 files from a website by clicking the hyperlink. This function has worked in the past.

I AM able to right-click the hyperlink, and download the files by using the "Save target as..." option.

Left-clicking the link opens a new IE window and the error message, "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" with its associated language.

This computer is running XP SP2, IE7. It's a Dell Dimension 8400.

thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.


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Hello JSZ,

Are you receiving these MP3 files from a online music store?
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No.

These are podcasts of radio shows that I cannot listen to when they are originally aired.
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Hello JSZ,

Lets go ahead and restore advanced web settings to default.

Click on Tools, then click on internet options. Now click on advanced then click on restore advanced settings. Does that help things a bit?

Edited by tuxmaster, 30 October 2007 - 07:32 PM.

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Nope, no joy.

Just so you can see what I see, here's a screenshot of the results.


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JSZ,

Do other websites like this have the same problem. If not you might want to get in contact of the person who makes this website.
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Here's the update:

Other web site files would not play either.

On a hunch, I opened up the "files" tab in Control Panel's Folder Options, and looked for .mp3 file associations. Surprise, surprise, it wasn't listed. No idea why - or how it got lost.

Anyway, I added it and associated it with Windows Media Player, and I'm back in business.

Maybe this resolution will help someone else with the same issue.

Anyway, thank you for your interest in this topic!!



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Hello JSZ,

Glad you got your problem fixed. Resetting those associations was one of the things on my list so you did very well on checking there.
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