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Since the July 2011 release, I'm getting prompted to save files rather than having them open in the browser as they always have. What's going on?
Prior to the July 2011 release, we allowed the behavior of file attachments stored in QuickBase to be handled by your browser, with the exception of requiring Microsoft Office documents to be downloaded rather than opened.
We changed this behavior in July 2011, since it posed a number of security risks. If a malicious executable file stored in QuickBase was allowed to open in your browser, your data or your session could be compromised.
The new behavior defines a list of file attachments that are allowed to open; all other file attachments generate a prompt to save the file to disk.
The file types on the list are:
- Sound: AIFF, WAV, FLAC, M4A, MP3, WMA, AAC, OGG, M3U, MPA
- Video: AVI, FLV, MPEG, MPG, M4V, MKV, MOV, WMV, 3GP
- Image: BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, RAW, TIFF, and TIF
Note: In response to customer feedback, we have temporarily (until 9/15) re-enabled support for opening HTML, HTM, and SWF file attachments. If you have file attachments of these types stored in QuickBase, and rely on them opening in your browser, please contact QuickBase Support (http://quickbase.intuit.com/support) to work toward potential solutions.