View Full Version : IE downloads CSV files as HTML

03-10-2002, 10:47 AM
When I down load a CSV file my browser brings it in as an HTML file. I want to know how to change the system settings to allow CSV files to be down loaded as CSV files.
My operating system is Windows 98SE

03-10-2002, 10:50 AM
If you "download" a file, IE will not change the file type?

If you "copy" something IE may do so in HTML.

Can you give specifics of what you are doing, and the file info?

03-10-2002, 10:58 AM
what happens when you right click "save target as" ?

03-10-2002, 04:39 PM
I visit my bank site and download transactions as a CSV file which is the formate my accounting program recognizes. I used to be able to do this task on this computer but now I can't. I know it is something in my operating system because I can still do this task through my laptop.
An suggestions wil be appriciated

Susan B
03-10-2002, 09:46 PM
>>> An suggestions wil be appriciated

I suggest you phone your bank and ask them how to fix it. :-)

03-10-2002, 10:01 PM
is it simply a default currently? Ie it opens them in IE? what you could try if that is the case is try right clicking & choose open with... & select Excel <or whatever> & then make sure you select always open with selected

just a thought