Excel files bug

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Excel files bug

Postby PierreFromParis » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:26 pm

Hi,
I just wanted to report a bug in FlasgGot 1.5.6.14 with Firefox 51.0.1 (latest) with the option "download all files" (my FlashGot is in French so this is my guess for English).
Whatever the download manager chosen (even integrated to navigator), the Excel files are corrupted :the content of the file is actually HTML code instead of Excel code.
The sites from which I want to download files are in HTTPS and need authentication. :?

:( I tried different things that did not solve the issue :
- active HTTP authentication
- delete "mimeTypes.rdf" from my profile so that Firefox re-generates it.

:) This solved the issue : switching from "download all files" to specific "Extensions".

That's all !
Best regards,
Pierre
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Re: Excel files bug

Postby PierreFromParis » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:29 pm

Update :
Swithchin to "Extension" does solve the issue only if Excel extensions are not listed.
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Re: Excel files bug

Postby therube » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:54 pm

Not likely an issue with FlashGot, but rather an issue with the way the site is serving the files, & an action like 'FlashGot All' will not work.

The files are certainly not "corrupting".

Open the downloaded .html files & see what its reporting.

You may need to click the individual .xls file, wait for the dialog, then select FlashGot as the chosen (download) action.

And even with that, depending, you may need to use 'Browser built-in' rather then an external download manager. You'll just have to try & see.
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