messenger file transfer error message

sid

Distinguished
Apr 14, 2004
112
0
18,680
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

can anyone help, i am running windows xp professional
service pack 2 with windows messenger 4.7.3000. I use
both a network connection (broadband) and a dial up
connectionto access the internet. I have used messenger
to transfer files and pictures to other people and it
works very well, but i cannot receive any files, the
following error message is displayed; 'The transfer of
the file (file name) has been blocked because it could be
unsafe'. I have tried all the usual things, shutting down
virus software and firewall etc but no luck. Anyone have
any suggestions PLEASE????
 

sid

Distinguished
Apr 14, 2004
112
0
18,680
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Ok think i have solved the problem..... the easiest thing
to do is upgrade to version 5, fixed the problem straight
away.

>-----Original Message-----
>can anyone help, i am running windows xp professional
>service pack 2 with windows messenger 4.7.3000. I use
>both a network connection (broadband) and a dial up
>connectionto access the internet. I have used messenger
>to transfer files and pictures to other people and it
>works very well, but i cannot receive any files, the
>following error message is displayed; 'The transfer of
>the file (file name) has been blocked because it could
be
>unsafe'. I have tried all the usual things, shutting
down
>virus software and firewall etc but no luck. Anyone have
>any suggestions PLEASE????
>.
>
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Greetings Sid,

Windows Messenger 5 supports UPnP file transfer which Windows Messenger 4.x does not, this
probably is what solved the problem (in case you're wondering).
____________________________________________
Jonathan Kay
Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
Associate Expert
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2004 Jonathan Kay.
You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

"Sid" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7c2a01c4cd8a$51df5bf0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Ok think i have solved the problem..... the easiest thing
> to do is upgrade to version 5, fixed the problem straight
> away.
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>can anyone help, i am running windows xp professional
>>service pack 2 with windows messenger 4.7.3000. I use
>>both a network connection (broadband) and a dial up
>>connectionto access the internet. I have used messenger
>>to transfer files and pictures to other people and it
>>works very well, but i cannot receive any files, the
>>following error message is displayed; 'The transfer of
>>the file (file name) has been blocked because it could
> be
>>unsafe'. I have tried all the usual things, shutting
> down
>>virus software and firewall etc but no luck. Anyone have
>>any suggestions PLEASE????
>>.
>>
 
G

Guest

Guest
Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

hi sid, thanks for posting. this is the exact problem i'm having too with a
friends computer, he also installed sp2 (a.k.a. severe problems 2) I will
try jonathan's solution however it's hard for me seeing as I dont't have
access to his computer and don't even know which version of messenger he has.
If you can, uninstall sp2 and let your computer funcion normally. I have a
feeling this might just be the beginning of your sp2 problem journey.
"Sid" wrote:

> can anyone help, i am running windows xp professional
> service pack 2 with windows messenger 4.7.3000. I use
> both a network connection (broadband) and a dial up
> connectionto access the internet. I have used messenger
> to transfer files and pictures to other people and it
> works very well, but i cannot receive any files, the
> following error message is displayed; 'The transfer of
> the file (file name) has been blocked because it could be
> unsafe'. I have tried all the usual things, shutting down
> virus software and firewall etc but no luck. Anyone have
> any suggestions PLEASE????
>