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    I use an online database frequently for work. The pages are programmed using ASP and one of the fields records network pathnames eg "C:\My Documents\sample.doc". There is a browse button that allows me to locate a file if one exists but if not, in IE7 I can type a defacto entry eg "z:x" if a pathname is not relevant but IE8 won't allow such random typing. In fact, I cannot type anything manually at all in IE8 but in IE7 I could.

    Is there an Options setting I can change to allow typing?

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    [quote name='felton' post='796895' date='07-Oct-2009 23:49']There is a browse button that allows me to locate a file if one exists but if not, in IE7 I can type a defacto entry eg "z:x" if a pathname is not relevant but IE8 won't allow such random typing. In fact, I cannot type anything manually at all in IE8 but in IE7 I could.[/quote]
    According to this thread, it's a security-related change: form element input type=file has input text box greyed out by default. Not sure whether there is a corresponding security option to change the behavior.

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