While downloading from MSDN subscription site, we get an error "Failed to initiate the download"


Unable to download files from MSDN subscription download site and getting an error :


 


“Failed to initiate the download.


 


An Error Has Occurred


 


There was an error while trying to download the requested file and we cannot progress your request.


 


You can try to:


. Close your browser and retry the operation again in a few minutes


. Contact Support


. Read the On-Line Self Help


 


Reference Id: 1887F712


 


This error has been logged with the reference number voted above. Please use this reference number if you contact support.”


 


Workarounds/ Resolution


 


-          Close Internet Explorer and then reopen it and try again


-          You can try clearing Temporary Internet files and History and close IE and then try the download


-          Check in Add/Remove programs if  File Transfer Manager is installed or not. If installed uninstall it and then try again that should work


-          This mostly can be an issue with Internet Explorer so we can either Repair / Re-install Internet Explorer


-          In my case there was an issue with Internet Explorer 8.0


-          Another possible resolution can be to use a third party browser like Firefox or Safari  


 


Content by : Amit Sharma


 


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