In yesterday’s post, I described a cool Zip file Library from ICSharpCode and showed how you could use it within PowerShell. I noted it had a help file which would be of value when using this library. I spent some this morning playing with the Zip lib and wanted to see more details (i.e. from the help file).
However, when I started playing with the help file, I just got lots of blank pages and no content – like this:
It It took me a few minutes to work out that it was Windows “helping” me by not showing any content since the file had been obtained from the Internet! The file was downloaded by Firefox and FireFox (like IE) adds a NTFS stream to the file to indicate it had been downloaded from the Internet. Since the file had been downloaded, IE rendered nothing on security grounds. Thanks but…
Sysinternals to the rescue. I just used the Streams.exe utility to remove the added stream:
Once the additional data stream was removed, the help file worked great: