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I have a problem where when i open a URL to view a document, it opens up correctly in chrome. Now if from that document, i click on the download button, chrome does not recognize it as PDF file and "Save as type" has only "All files" option.

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This works correctly in IE11 and Firefox.

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Because of this when i try opening the PDF downloaded from chrome, they give an error in Acrobat.

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Adding .pdf to filename when downloading from chrome did not fix the issue. Instead, if I open the erroneous PDF in Notepad, below code snippet is seen at the end of the file while the same is not there in the file downloaded using IE. If I remove this snippet and save the file, it starts working correctly.

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head><title>

</title></head>
<body>
    <form method="post" action="getNWFile.aspx?..............<url this is used to fetch our file>" id="form1">
<div class="aspNetHidden">
<input type="hidden" name="__VIEWSTATE" id="__VIEWSTATE" value="/wEPDwULLTE2MTY2ODcyMjlkZA3k6CSZmPPepPl8BECdr78HWf1D7T//guQhnvY1Ea0x" />
</div>

    <div>

    </div>
    </form>
</body>
</html>

My chrome version: Version 58.0.3029.110 (64-bit) Windows 7 64 Bit

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    What error you get exactly? – Techie Gossip Jun 9 '17 at 9:25
  • Regarding your assumption that "because of this...", I would doubt that. A PDF reader doesn't care whether or not a browser identifies a document type correctly (unless the browser modified the document during download, which should absolutely not be the case). -- For how many documents did you try this? Can you provide an example URL? – Run CMD Jun 9 '17 at 9:28
  • Your images links are broken. – DavidPostill Jun 9 '17 at 9:55

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