User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624 When I click on a .rar file type instead of the download manager handling the file download a new window opens showing it's contents. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Find a .rar file to download 2.Click the link 3.Then new window opens instead Actual Results: Mozilla open a new window displaying the file contents Expected Results: Download manager should of handled the link
Can you post the URL of the site you are having problems with. It sounds like the web server is telling mozilla to display the files instead of downloading the files.
Setup a sample web page
The server sends the file with a mime type of text/plain . This tell mozilla to display the file in the browser(as text). This is a problem with the web server and not mozilla.
Test page is gone. If the server still serves rar-files as text/plain, the Product should be changed to Tech Evangelism. If not, the bug could be closed.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 173175 ***