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Internet Explorer tries to download a file instead of displaying a page

IE prompts to download file instead of showing a page

If Internet Explorer prompts you to download a page instead of displaying it, this is typically a very simple solution.

  1. Click on Tools > Internet Options or Internet Options in the gear menu.Internet Options
  2. Click the "Advanced" tab
  3. Click "Restore Advanced Settings"
    Restore Advanced Settings 
  4. Close Internet Explorer and re-open it. You should be good to go.