User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008030904 Minefield/3.0b5pre Creative ZENcast v2.01.01 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008030904 Minefield/3.0b5pre Creative ZENcast v2.01.01 When I click on a link to download a torrent from either mininova or isohunt, a window appears with the following: xxxx.torrent could not be openeed because an unknown error occured. Try saving to disk first and then opening the file. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Go to mininova.org or isohunt.com 2.Try to download any (legal) .torrent file 3.Error window will appear Actual Results: Error window appears with the following message: "xxxx.torrent could not be opened because an unknown error occurred. Try saving to disk first and then opening the file." Expected Results: Download should begin and end normally When I try to do as Firefox suggests and save the file to disk, it tries to save a html page instead of the torrent file. I suspect this is more to do with the sites method of file-serving, but it makes downloading the file impossible. I have firefox setup to automatically open the downloaded file in uTorrent. If I remove this default setting, and tell firefox to ask me what to do with .torrent files every time I click one the following happens: 1.If I tell firefox to open the file with uTorrent, the error re-appears. 2.If I tell firefox to save the file, it gets saved and the error does not appear.
WFM on: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.2; en-US; rv:1.9b5pre) Gecko/2008030904 Minefield/3.0b5pre ID:2008030904 Are your sure your hard drive isn't full or you have some Firewall problem?
Problem was not with Firefox, but rather my system not having a default .torrent handler specified correctly. If you wish to reproduce for whatever reason: 1. Set firefox up to automatically use some application to open .torrent files when they are clicked. 2. Install a seperate application to handle .torrent files. 3. Set it to become the default .torrent handler. 4. Uninstall the newly installed program. 5. Try downloading a torrent file. Problem can apply to any file type Firefox is told to automatically open with a specified program. To fix the issue, ensure Windows has a program associated with the file type you're trying to automatically open.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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