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Downloading a file using Windows Internet Explorer 10 on Windows RT results in a truncated filename

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Consider the following scenario. You are using Windows Internet Explorer 10 on a Windows RT device (such as Microsoft Surface) to download a file from a website. The file's name is long and uses Unicode characters. Additionally, the HTTP request that Internet Explorer 10 sends to the website to download the file includes a Content-Disposition header with an attachment value. In this scenario the filename of the downloaded file may be truncated, beginning with a % character instead of a Unicode character. 

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem with Internet Explorer 10 when running on Windows RT. The issue is scheduled to be addressed in the next version of Windows RT.

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Article ID : 2813453
Revision : 1
Created on : 1/7/2017
Published on : 3/15/2013
Exists online : False
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