Your statement was "Iexplore will not download adobe pdf files". Do you mean that it won't "open" 'pdf' files while on the internet or do you mean that you can't "download" 'pdf' files to your computer hard drive?.
In addition, which "adobe version 6" are you referring to? The "full" Adobe Acrobat 6 program or the free "Adobe Acrobat Reader" which you can download from the interenet?
If you can't "open" pdf files while on the internet, then make sure that you have ActiveX enabled in your Internet Explore security settings. (Click on Start-Control Panel-Intenet Options. When the Internet Options icon is open, click on the "Security" tab, then highlight the "Internet" icon, then at the bottom of that window, make sure the "Reset To" line says: "Medium", then click on the "Reset" button. Choose "Yes" when it asks: "Are you sure?"
One other possiblity, try updating to the newest Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 from the link below:
Hope this helps and let us know more.
I am using windowsXP home edition, but not the latest sp2, and Iexplore version 6. I also have adobe version 6 installed. Iexplore will not download adobe pdf files. I get the message "plugin install" then "done", down in the lower left hand corner, but no file infomation.