I upload a .vss file to our Sharepoint document library but while downloading it by clicking on the file,it gets saved as .vsd file(if i select "open",it opens in .vss format).

However when i use explorer view and "download a copy' option,the document is saved as .vss file.

What could be the reason for this behaviour and how can i download and save the file in .vss format by clicking on the file?

  • To me it sounds like a client side or browser issue, did you tried it in different browsers or different machines ? IE does interfere sometimes while downloading files, answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_xp/… – Muhammad Raja Aug 8 '13 at 12:59
  • The document is getting downloaded correctly(as .vss file) in Google chrome,Mozilla and also in IE9 but with IE8 it downloads as .vsd file. With IE8,all users face the issue. – George Aug 9 '13 at 3:01

You need to add the mime type to IIS.http://www.iis.net/configreference/system.webserver/staticcontent/mimemap

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