Not able to download files from IIS site or application folders which are set to directory browsing.

by XDK 31. October 2014 06:33

Exceptions:

  • The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable
  • Unable to download file from server
  • unable to open this internet site. The requested site is either unavailable or cannot be found. Please try again later

Explanation:

By default, IIS blocks some file extentions. You can see the blocked file extensions in "Request Filtering" --> "File Name Extensions" tab.  

Solution:

  • Open IIS manager (cmd --> inetmgr)
  • Click on the folder or application site
  • Double click on "Request Filtering"

  • Select "File Name Extensions" tab
  • Select the file extension and click on remove.

If you still have the issue with some other extensions, then add the file extensions to "MIME Type" as below.

  

 

 

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