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    spinninghill
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    Hi all. I have searched the net for solutions and have made sure i have installed all updates etc.

    I have 2 issues.

    1. When in IE9 and I try and open an excel file, it won’t open. I have tried all files (to make sure it isn’t just 1 rogue file). The only way to open an excel file is to open Excel first, then through Excel itself, Open file. I can’t even open an excel file from email.

    2. I can’t open URLs in my browser that are pdfs. Again, the only way I can view these pages is to save the page as a PDF and then I can open it via Adobe.

    I have tried Mozilla and it is fine. So my long term solution is probably to move over to Mozilla (or Chrome).

    However, for the timebeing I have all of my faves, passwords etc set up in IE9.

    Any tips welcome – both on how to fix the 2 issues in IE9, as well as potentially importing my favourites into Mozilla or Chrome.

    Thanks

    Michael

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    nmaric
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    Hi Michael,
    you can export your favourites from IE (option is under bookmarks) to a HTML file and then import into Firefox/Chrome.

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    tonyk
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    Ditch Internet Explorer and go with Chrome. You won’t regret it.

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    Uncomplicating
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    spinninghill, post: 128357 wrote:
    Hi all. I have searched the net for solutions and have made sure i have installed all updates etc.

    I have 2 issues.

    1. When in IE9 and I try and open an excel file, it won’t open. I have tried all files (to make sure it isn’t just 1 rogue file). The only way to open an excel file is to open Excel first, then through Excel itself, Open file. I can’t even open an excel file from email.

    2. I can’t open URLs in my browser that are pdfs. Again, the only way I can view these pages is to save the page as a PDF and then I can open it via Adobe.

    I have tried Mozilla and it is fine. So my long term solution is probably to move over to Mozilla (or Chrome).

    However, for the timebeing I have all of my faves, passwords etc set up in IE9.

    Any tips welcome – both on how to fix the 2 issues in IE9, as well as potentially importing my favourites into Mozilla or Chrome.

    Thanks

    Michael

    I had this problem too, but I’m sorry to say I don’t recall the exact solution. It may have been firewall related. I seem to think that I was using ZoneAlarm and it was being a little over protective. I couldn’t get to shared drives/printers either.

    I use Comodo now.

    Sorry I can’t be more precise.

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    The Copy Chick
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    spinninghill, post: 128357 wrote:
    Any tips welcome – both on how to fix the 2 issues in IE9, as well as potentially importing my favourites into Mozilla or Chrome.

    I don’t have any advice on how to fix the IE9 issues, but I’ve been using Chrome for a few years now. Earlier today I downloaded Mozilla (sometimes it’s handy to have another browser) and it asked if I would like to import all of my bookmarks from {insert browser of choice}.

    One simple click and all my bookmarks/favourites were imported within 10 seconds! I imagine other browsers would offer the same option.

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    Divert To Mobile
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    internet settings; security tab and restore all zones to default
    internet settings; advanced tab restore advanced settings.

    notice in the advanced tab reset all IE settings button – not sure if this will remove all your passwords and bookmarks. But as a last resort I guess.

    Good luck

    Steve

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