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v6.0.3 problem with PDF attachments

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files are uploaded with a .dat extension

I was about to report a PDF attachments problem with versions (5.0.3 to 6.0.2) when I noticed the latest upgrade 6.0.3 and took this opportunity to see if the problem was still present.

Including v.6.0.3, PDF could not be downloaded and tests indicated that the files were saved on the server with a .dat extension.
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Attachment
» Download: E262-3.pdf (1.16 Mb, 1673 downloads so far)


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It works to download for me, but it seems Google Chrome's embedded PDF viewer is very buggy, lots of people are having problems:
pdf files not loading in Google Chrome - Google Chrome Help
(there's threads and bug reports like this all over)
I don't think there's anything we can do except suggest people download the PDFs or disable Chrome's built in viewer.


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Actually I can see the huge download count for the attachment, might be some issue with resuming, looking into...


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Thank you for your response and for looking into this matter.
Hopefully Google Chrome will correct this anomaly.

I'm also having the same problem with Firefox 4.

Meanwhile, a good workaround is to zip pdf's.

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Actually I can see the huge download count for the attachment, might be some issue with resuming, looking into…
I've noticed after previewing an attachment that the count is showing high before it is added as a post;
saw 15 for a .doc and 5 a moment ago for a zip attachment.

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What are the symptoms on Firefox exactly?


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Chris Graham said

What are the symptoms on Firefox exactly?
Cannot see evidence in my computer that the document was downloaded. However, I did not search more than the obvious places, as I'm running out of time to get to my classes. Will investigate this further tomorrow.

Here is the FF4 page:


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