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    Issue with Permissions to Temporary Internet Files (7.0.5730.13)

    All of a sudden I am no longer able to open files by just clicking on links in Internet Explorer.

    With PDF files, when I click on the link I get a program failure message, the file then downloads to the Temporary Internet Files/Content.IE5/xxxxxxx/ folder and I then get the following Windows error:

    "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item."

    If it is something like a .rar file where the file is initially downloaded I get the window allowing me to run or save the file. If I run it then it downloads and then I get the error above. I can save the file as this negates the permissions issue.

    If I go the the folder I can open the downloaded file without any problems.

    Any advice on how to fix this problem would be appreciated.

    I am running Windows XP Pro SP2

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    Re: Issue with Permissions to Temporary Internet Files (7.0.5730.13)

    Have you tried reinstalling the program you are using to open PDFs? Have you tried a System Restore to a time when it worked?

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    Re: Issue with Permissions to Temporary Internet Files (7.0.5730.13)

    The problem is not limited to one program. Any type of program that requires it to be downloaded then opened causes a problem. It is just that when you open a PDF it does ask you whether to save or run it so I used this as an example of what was happening in this instance.

    If I have to I will use a restore but in previous instances that I have tried to use this it has been an abysmal failure as it has never succeeded however I will give it another go as a lsat resort.

    Steve

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    Re: Issue with Permissions to Temporary Internet Files (7.0.5730.13)

    Have you changed to running with a limited account? What OS are you running?

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    Re: Issue with Permissions to Temporary Internet Files (7.0.5730.13)

    I am running WIN XP Pro SP2 with full admin rights. I can go the the directory where the downloaded file is stored and run it from there meaning I have the rights to access and run files in this folder.

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    Re: Issue with Permissions to Temporary Internet F

    Are you running Trend Micro 2007 by any chance?

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    Re: Issue with Permissions to Temporary Internet F

    No I am not but the question has led me to the right area to fix the problem. I am running ZoneAlarm Pro and for some reason Internet Explorer was set to Restricted. Once I deleted this entry and allowed ZoneAlarm to recreate it all has come good.

    Thanks everybody for the help.

    Steve

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    Re: Issue with Permissions to Temporary Internet F

    Good to hear you got it sorted, and thanks for posting back with your solution!

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