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  • Gary Cheetham 20 posts 144 karma points
    Aug 21, 2017 @ 13:04
    Gary Cheetham

    Backoffice downloading .aspx views instead of rendering them

    I've inherited a project am currently attempting to get it working again. The project is Umbraco version 7.5.4

    I have no idea what is going on but when I navigate to certain views in the backoffice (editUser and add user being examples) the browser downloads the file instead of rendering it.

    What is going on here?

    Please see this gif for more information: edit user

  • Alan Mitchell 54 posts 270 karma points c-trib
    Aug 22, 2017 @ 10:14
    Alan Mitchell

    Hi Gary

    Nice recording of the problem! I wish all my customers were that descriptive!

    For a code file to be downloaded rather than executed on the server, you have a configuration problem with the server.

    Start by checking the system.webServer > Handlers section of your web.config file - this will have the various rules that control behaviour. Easiest thing to do is to get a fresh Umbraco install and compare the contents of this section.

    If that all looks fine, check the applicationHost.config file or machine.config file for inherited settings. Is it possible that a setting for a different project has interfered with this site?


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