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downloaded files go to winzip

Q: downloaded files go to winzip

I just downloaded some business cards template from H-P. They downloaded, but go into a win-zip format and I can't open them. (The site says it wil download into word. This has happened to me twice. If I try to un-zip they go to pictures in my Photo Suite softwaare.) I dohave ZipMagic on my Windows ME machine.

A: downloaded files go to winzip

Welcome to TSG myodie. I'm going to put your topic in the Business Applications forum since it evidently involves Word.

But do let us know what the file extension is on the files you are trying to download (you can also try right clicking on the link and selecting "save target as" to specify a download directory if possible). Try to supply a link to the files you are having problems with so others can check them out.

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If you are a legal registered owner of WinZip 9.0 and decide to upgrade to WinZip 10.0 Beta, it will convert it to an evaluation version and will NOT accept your previously-purchased registration code. The www.winzip.com site will E-mail you a temporary registration code to use, but it will only work for as long as WinZip is in beta release. Once the final release of WinZip 10.0 is released, the temporary registration code will no longer work and will convert it back to an evaluation version.

Be aware of this before you make the decision to make the upgrade. I found out the hard way.

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I saved everything in My Documents to a WinZip folder. My purpose is to now copy the zip folder to a floppy for backup. I see that WinZip saves very little space when I save a IrfanView type or jpg type file to it. Would there by any advantage in my not using WinZip for such files, but rather just copying them directly to a floppy without compressing them through WinZip? I guess I'm just wondering if such files lose anything when they go through WinZip. I'm also just trying to get better educated about WinZip. Thanks, grandpaw
 

A:Using WinZip for IrfanView files

Hiya

WinZip is usually good at compressing files such as movies and applications, or major documents such as .pdf.

jpg and other image files don't compress hardly at all. The reason why people zip them is not to save space but to keep them in some kind of order.

I zip mine then store them. You can do either...its not that much different. Just neater.

Regards

eddie
 

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My winzip application has been erased from my system. now for some reason I cannot open any exe files. I get the error message: cannot locate winzipexe. this program is needed to open exe files.
I have tried downloading winzip again and reinstalling it but; my system won't let me open the new file. instead it gives me the same error message. I can't double click any icon and open it without the message popping up. the only icon opening is internet explorer and i had to go into tools just to open my aol.
Is there any way to get my windows back to there original state?
 

A:[SOLVED] winzip ate my files. help.

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Somehow my zip files call up win amp when I try to unzip them. Can someone please tell me how to disassociate win amp from zip? I have a bunch of pictures from my daughter in Europe and I keep getting my win amp player everytime I try to open them. This has also happened with things I have downloaded from the 'net as well. Help, please!
 

A:(Resolved) Zip Files/winzip

Welcome to TSG.

In Windows Explorer highlight one of the zipped files. Hold the shift key while right clicking it. Select “Open with” and find your zip program in the list. Make sure the box that says to always use this program to open this type of file is checked. That file type will always open in the zip program.
 

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I am in a catch 22 situation. I recently installed a copy of Vista Ultimate on another comp that I have, just to get the feel of it, so that when all the bugs are out I can put it on my main comp.

My problem is that to try out Vista I need things like WinZip WinRar and various other programs all of which I already have on my other comp. I have no trouble transferring them from one comp to the other
one. That’s when my problem starts.

How do you open WinZip or WinRar when you don’t have a working WinZip or WinRar on the comp you are transferring files to?

I have tried WinZip Crystal but all I get when I try to install it is a very quick flash of what looks like a Dos page and nothing else

I know that this problem can be answered by someone but it's got me beat at the moment.. Any help would be appreciated

A:I can't open Winzip or Winrar files..

Hi numinbah, Welcome to TSF!

Vista? is a pretty 'smart' Operating System that has a default file compressor on-board, that will allow you to open such files until you 'replace' it with WinZip? or WinRAR?.

Hope this answers your query.

Kind Regards,

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I have winzip 8.0 beta and was wondering how I can extract multiple files in one operation, I know I have done this with doszip, but can't get it 2 work in winzip - It's driving me nutz - please help.
 

A:Multiple files in winzip *aaargh*

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Hello!

i wanted to ask if someone knows how to avoid WinZip deleting all zip files on my hard drive.
upon uninstall (i now use 7-zip which is much better and not one of those numerous crap trials)
it tells me the following:

WinZip

The ''Uninstall WinZip'' procedure will: folder

*Remove WinZip Program files from the C:\Program Files\WinZip\ folder
*Remove the Winzip program group
*Remove WinZip registry and INI entries
*Remove WinZip files <---- i do NOT want this!

so how to avoid?
i was trying to rename all winzip files (153 files) to 7z but it takes a heck load of time.
so does someone know a faster way?

Thanks!

A:how to avoid winzip deleting all zip files?

Change the file associations.For VistaFor XP. About half way down the page is what you should need.

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Recently whenever I open a newly downloaded ZIP file,
one of two things happens. First thing: WinZip opens, I hit
"agree", and the WinZIP window opens, but nothing is in
it, and an error appears saying, "Multiple files were
dropped, and one or more is an archive. Would you like
WinZip to display the Drag and Drop dialog box so that
you can add these files?". I don't know what that means. If I say no, the error closes but
the WinZip window remains empty. If I say yes, an "Add"
dialog box appears with multiple options, and I've only
figured out one way to get it to open my file. If, in the
"Add" dialog box, I click on "New...", then browse to
and select the ZIP file that I was originally trying to open,
it says "Cannot create **The file path and name of the
ZIP file I am trying to open**. File already exists. Open
existing file?". When I say yes, the ZIP file succesfully
opens. The second thing that sometimes happens is:
When I try to open a ZIP file WinZip says that an internal
error was detected and I should re-start WinZip and try
again, but the same error comes up every time I try to
open these files. It's always the same files that produce
each error. I have gotten around the second error,
though. When I download these files, I rename them,
usually just putting spaces in the names. If I take the
spaces out, the second error ceases and the first error
occurs, even though the files that had the first ... Read more

A:WinZip saying that archive files were dropped. Please help!

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Since I've had this computer, several years, when I receive a zipped file, all I have needed to do is click on it. A message says something like, "Extract all files"? I say yes, and done.

Now, suddenly, when I click on an extracted file, an obnoxious Winzip window tells me I'm using a trial version which will expire in a few days. No, wait, it now tells me it HAS expired and I need to purchase Winzip. What's going on here?

A:Why do I suddenly have to pay Winzip to extract files for me?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by strongedit


Since I've had this computer, several years, when I receive a zipped file, all I have needed to do is click on it. A message says something like, "Extract all files"? I say yes, and done.

Now, suddenly, when I click on an extracted file, an obnoxious Winzip window tells me I'm using a trial version which will expire in a few days. No, wait, it now tells me it HAS expired and I need to purchase Winzip. What's going on here?


Winzip wasn't given the memo that there are free programs in which to compress/decompress files.

7-Zip

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tried to convert a 910mb .mpg using winzip, I ended getting a 882 mb zip file, tried again this time using zipx and got 878mb this time.

is this normal or am I doing something wrong? How can I get a better ratio.

A:is winzip useless for video files?

Zipping an .mpg is not usually recommended. There's not that much extra data that can be compressed.
If you want a smaller file, it's best to encode it to a lower size or transcode it to a different format.

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seems i have corrupted my exe files. on startup all exe files have to be opened thru winzip.
how do i restore them to normal?
there is no exe file type listed when i look under the types of files any help would be greatly appreciated
thank you
 

A:(Resolved) exe files are opening from winzip

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I have a 64-bit Windows 8.1 HP. It came pre-installed 7-Zip. When I extract it changes the file names automatically upon extraction.

On my old Windows 7 desktop I had WinZip and this never happened. So I purchased and installed WinZip on the Windows 8.1 and the same thing happened, it changed the file name automatically.

I have tried all over the net and on this site to find a solution but to no avail. I also compared WinZip settings on the W7 and I can't really tell if they are the same as it is different on W8.1

My real concern is that when I extract the folder, it changes the files names adding additional characters where there would be spaces and then an extension of numbers.
Windows 7 did not do this at all. Please help!!! How can I turn this off?
Original file name
Bride & Groom -7
Extracted new file name done automatically
Bride+%26+Groom+-7-2924937121-O

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I downloaded a text editor called TexEd to try out and something in the installation must have changed a default setting. Now every time I save a Windows notepad file it saves as a TexEd zip file and can't be opened except with that text editor. How do I reset Windows Notepad to be my default text editor again ???
 

A:Notepad files are saving as Winzip ??

Hi bluehorizon
Welcome to Tech Support Guy Bulletin Board

Does TexEd also save files with a .txt extension?

I believe windows will not differentiate between the two if both have the .txt extension. One or the other will prevail and it may be a struggle between the two each time you use TexEd after using Notepad.

Try Shift, Right clicking on one of your Notepad files and select Open With, make sure there is a checkmark in "Always use this program to open this type of file", scroll down to Notepad and select OK.

Let us know if this works for you or not.
 

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Every time I get a zipped file, I extract files, and get a list of contents. What do I do next?
Whenever I click on one of the files, they either disappear or go back into zipped folder. How do I actually open and use the files I download?
Appreciate any help. Thanks much!
 

A:Opening zipped files with winzip

Hi welcome to the forum,
First you have to understand what zipped or compressed files are, there are many methods and the most commonly used are WinZip and WinRar
I suggest you take a look here, it's a littel basic
http://www.howstuffworks.com/file-compression.htm
Hope it helps you along
 

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It has been a while....I must have forgotten. How do I reassemble winzip files that were split into pieces so that I may run the application that was split. I have .00 thru .15 and a .rar file.

thanks
 

A:(Solved) WinZip split files

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Hello Experts,

I have a problem that I am unable to d/l any zipped or rarred files on my machine. I have XP installed and browser is IE. I tried downloading from chrome and mozilla but problem persists. I am able to download only 37. 1 kb file when actual size is couple of Mbs.

I have tried disabling my symantec, uninstalled reinstalled winrar, uninstall reinstall browser, couple of restarts but nothing works.

Please help.

Thanks
Gagan

A:problem with winzip/winrar download files

We can rule out WinRAR because that has nothing to do with the actual downloading of RAR or ZIP files, so uninstalling/re-installing it was uneccessary.

Are you sure your problem is limited to the downloading of RAR & ZIP files?
Have you tried downloading any other type of file to confirm this?

For example, the download for Ccleaner is a straightforward 3.6MB 'EXE' file, so try downloading that and post back with the result:
Download CCleaner 3.19.1721 - FileHippo.com

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Hey Tech Guys, I have my WinZip open and I have Pic Files, I have to double click them then the Generic Picture Program loads up and then it shows the picture.

What can I do that I just click on it and the picture pops up automatically?

Thanks..

------------------
Keep it Cold...
 

A:Any tips on how to access WinZip Pic files faster

This depends on a several things. What types of files are they? What program do you want to use to open them?

Windows has something called "file associations". These settings are based on the file extension of each file. For instance, Windows recognizes *.zip files as Winzip files because, when you installed Winzip, Winzip went into the registry and told Windows, "Hey, I'm in charge of all files that end in ZIP!"

If you have no programs that "took charge" of your graphic files, then you are asked this question when you try to open them.

Common graphics programs are Microsoft Photo Editor, Microsoft PhotoDraw, Microsoft Paint (BMP and sometimes JPG files, depending on version).

I am graphics-oriented myself, so I've got PhotoDraw and CorelDraw (an expensive, more commercial-art-type program). A lot of our regulars and moderators here like Irfanview. If you choose to install something like Irfanview, it should tell Windows that it's in charge of all those programs.

Meanwhile, if you can't see those file extensions, open Windows Explorer. Hit View-Options (or Folder options) and get on the View tab. There's an item in there that says something like "hide file extensions for known file types". You want to make sure this is NOT checked. Then you'll see your file extensions all over the place.

People sometimes install programs and then uninstall them. These programs may have taken over certain file extensio... Read more

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Hi. I several files to zip up. Once the user extracts, each file will go to a specific location/folder. How do I do that in winzip or 7-zip? Thanks.

A:Extracting Winzip or 7-zip files to specific locations...

Hi and welcome to TSF see winzip help pages How do I compress the contents of a folder and later restore it? and this How do I extract or uncompress a compressed file?

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Members sometimes upload files compressed with WinZip.

My WinZip trial has expired. Since I've no intention of parting with £s for the sole purpose of trying to help others*, can anyone recommend a tool to "substitute" for WinZip?

Maybe this?

TIA

*I can unzip WinZips in XP Explorer using "Send To > Compressed" anyway, it's just a long-winded pain is all.
 

A:Solved: Freeware to open WinZip files?

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I backed up my pc (Windows Vista) using HP wizard; I ended up with 200 GB of information, I need to restore everything back to way it was, I tried different methods but nothing seems to work, can anyone please help me? The files are backed up in WinZip files. When i click on the WinZip properties it displays the following: Type of file: WinRAR ZIP archive (.zip) and under Opens with: Win RAR archiver. I need your help please.

A:Can I extract Winzip files that I used to back up 200GB of information

You can use any unzipping program that supports the .zip file extension, and yes WinZIP supports that file extension along with Windows Compressed Files.

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I have 100 file.
Want to zip them.

But not into one zipped file.
Want to zip them separately into 100 zipped file.

Of course I don't want to do that one by one, because it takes long time.

How can I do that with winzip or winrar?
 

A:How can I zip 100 file as separate zipped files with WinZip/WinRar?

Well, in Winrar, in the create archive options there is a tab called 'Files', where you can 'Put each file to separate archive'.
 

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Ok i want to extract files from zip or other archive files using winzip64.exe file in a command line, other alternatives aren't possible because sometimes i need to extract zipx files with that newer best compression method that isn't supported by other alternatives.

I am using winzip 18.5 64bit and windows 8. I am using all the time the create archive option like this in batch files : (obviously the file names are only a example here)

"C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP64.EXE" -a "d:\archive.zip" "d:\document.txt"

There's no problem at all here, the only problem is if i try to extract files from ANY archive at all using commandline, zip, rar, etc so it's clearly not a problem of the archive being corrupted, because using the shell or the GUI, everything works perfectly, even the "extract to..." shell options. Even tough strangely lately i have been having problems with getting the shell options to appear on the context menus, often i have to reinstall winzip again, but then after sometime they are gone again even if i disable and enable them inside winzip GUI, but even when they don't appear i am still able to create new archives using the command line, but i can only extract files using the GUI itself.

To extract in the commandline i use something like this :

"C:\Program Files\WinZip\WINZIP64.EXE" -e "d:\archive.zip " d:\".

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A:Winzip 64bit crashing when extracting files in commandline

Jeez i just found the solution, i finally found this http://www.winzip.com/win/en/prodpagecl.htm amazing how i haven't found this sooner, this appears to work perfectly for now, in case anyone have the same problem as me, that's the solution.
 

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Hello, Please help me. I have Windows 2000 Professional. I'm pretty new to all this as I have only had a computer for about a week. I got some adware threats detected by Norton Antivirus 2004 and have done a lot of reading up and I am now tring to delete them.

One of the removal instructions provided by Norton promps me to delete a file in C:\Winnt\Downloaded Program Files but when I go to view this folder it looks like there are no files inside. Now, I know there are files in there as Norton Antivirus has picked up one in there and when I view the proporties for that folder it states there are 12 files inside but when I view the folder with Windows Explorer it appears empty!

I've gone into folder option and changed the settings so it shows hidden files and hidden system files yet this still doesn't let me view the files in this folder. How can I delete this file if I am unable to view it?

If anyone can point me to a turorial that explains this or explain it to me I would really appreciate this.

Please help a n00b.

Cheers, Luke.
 

A:Unable to view files in C:\Winnt\Downloaded Program Files

I'm assuming you have done this to Show hidden files and folders:
Go to Control Panel/Folder Options/View and select "Show hidden files and folders"

Also,place a check in "Display the contents of system folders"
And,uncheck "Hide protected operating system files(Recommended)"

If the above doesn't work try this:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced.
Create the REG_DWORD ShowSuperHidden (if it doesn't already exist) Set the value to 1, click OK, and close the Registry editor
 

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I backed up my pc (Windows Vista) using HP wizard; I ended up with 200 GB of information, I need to restore everything back to way it was, I tried different methods but nothing seems to work, can anyone please help me? The files are backed up in WinZip files. When i click on the WinZip properties it displays the following: Type of file: WinRAR ZIP archive (.zip) and under Opens with: Win RAR archiver. I need your help please.

A:Can I extract Winzip files that I used to back up 200GB of family photos videos and music?

Try using 7-zip.

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In internet options under temporary internet files and then under settings view objects there 5 java runtime environment active X controls with yellow exclamation points. Is this supposed to be this way and if not how do I fix this? Also, the setting in my temp internet files folder is set at 1192. Is this correct or should it be changed?
 

A:Downloaded program files and temp files folder

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I have OS XP(3), IE8, Office 2010

I am trying to d/l a pptx file from our organizational website (that I use regularly). The file is shown as a pptx file (as displayed by the properties feature), but when I click to d/l it, it shows up as a zip file to be opened and the computer tries to unzip it, but doesn't do a very good job in doing so.

I have tried to d/l other pptx files from other internet sites and they work (d/l) OK.

I have the same OS on another laptop and it d/ls this particular file from this particular site just fine.

I can change (rename) the extension on this file (from zip to pptx) and it works fine

I have tried everything reccomended on various PPT forums and it hasn't worked.

The file association is Microsoft PowerPoint.

The file d/ls perfectly with Firefox.

What is it about the configuration of XP/IE8 that lets this happen?

The issue here is that this particular file has been posted to the website for members of our organization to d/l and use. Many of these members are not savvy enough to be able to 'manipulate' the file and use it as it was designed. I am tryng to make this d/l as user friendly as is possible.

A:PPTX files downloaded as zip files

Read this

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/forum/ie8-windows_xp/ie8-changes-downloaded-office-files-to-zip-why-and/98a0b844-a806-4ab2-a705-8b864e87da54

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I just downgraded from Vista SP2 to Vista SP1 and by doing so, have somehow screwed up my downloads in both Firefox and IE8. Whenever I download in either one, the download results in a file that is 0 kb.

The strange thing is, Google Chrome somehow wasn't affected by this downgrade (if that's what caused this) and I can download files fine in that browser.

Can someone tell me what's going on here and how to fix this in IE8 and FF 3.5? I've already tried reinstalling FF and it didn't help at all.

A:Downloaded Files Are 0 KB

Why did you downgrade form SP2 to SP1? Try reinstalling SP2.

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Hello, I have an HP laptop running Vista Home Premium 64-bit. It's actually been relatively fine for me until the last few days. I was having some problems editing video files and couldn't figure out why, so I updated to service pack 2. Around the same time, although I honestly cannot be sure that it was because of the update, none of my downloads will work. I believe it happened once or twice before I updated my sp but now I can't download ANYTHING. It's bizarre. The entire file will download and the file will show download progress just like normal. But, once complete the file shows up as 0 kb and doesn't open. I've tried using firefox 3.5.3 and IE 8...both do the same thing. I have also checked my permissions and made sure that I am allowed access to all of the folders that the documents are saved in. Nothing seems to help.

I really don't want to have to format/reinstall windows since I have quite a bit of stuff I would need to backup. Any help would be EXTREMELY appreciated. Thanks.

A:Downloaded Files are 0 KB...Need help

What antivirus are you running?

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When I tried to download a file it told me that my Security settings did not allow the program to run. I shut off all security (norton 360 and Windows Internet options) but still nothing. This happens with all the programs now...Microsoft Security Essentials, Hijackthis...etc.

I think I a program called PC power speed is causing these problems...
 

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Recently - I've been having a strange problem. when I download a photo or image, or even capture a screen shot and save it to a folder, I cannot see it in that folder. I originally thought i had not hit save properly or not saved a file that I thought I had - but when i tried to re download an image or capture it again and name it the same thing - I got a message saying there was already a file by that name in the folder.

I have tried ensuring all hidden files are shown, and refreshed the window to no avail. but when i restart the computer, I am able to see the files in the folder as the should have been displayed all along. also confusing - when i look in the folder after saving...say if I've saved 12 images into the folder from the net or screen capture, but the folder is only displaying 1 image - it was say the folder only contains one image...

how can i fix this so i do not need to reboot every time i want to see newly created images?

A:Can't See Downloaded Files

Sounds like a view issue on the folder itself, to be honest.

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i have tried changing the security settings of the file and also disabling avg but to no avail, any ideas?
it says

i would upload a screen capture but cant upload from file =\

A:can't run most downloaded .exe files

So what happens when you try to run downloaded exe files? Is anything else effected on the pc?

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Since upgrading my computer and reinstalling Windows XP Home with all upgrades, I haven't been able to run executable downloaded files (most recently openoffice but also Google Earth Pro trial). The files download properly but when I try to run them them, I get the message "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

I have no problem installing programs from CD.
I'm using IE beta 7 but have tried the same process using Firefox. All Windows Updates are complete. Running Norton AV 2003 and NVidia firewall set to Antihacking only.

Any ideas?
 

A:Can't run downloaded files

Look here: http://www.mcse.ms/archive59-2004-7-898432.html
 

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I have been unable to activate downloaded attachments which come down in zip format. At one time i had (?) a ZIP program Icon on my desk top as well as a 7-zip appearing in drop down menus, but neither of these programs would not connect to the downloaded attachments in zip format to unzip them. Can someone help me with this problem? Thank you !
 

A:downloaded Zip files

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Hi,

I'm new to Vista after buying a new PC, i have now just downloaded iTunes 4 times to a folder on my hard-drive and each time its not appearing (3 times to d drive and 1 time to desktop)

Is there a reason or something preventing my downloaded file from saving? each time its got to 100% and seems like its downloaded fine.

thanks
 

A:Cannot see my downloaded files

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I just did a clean install of Win 8 Release Preview, 64 bit. I moved my profile from C: (SSD) to d: (HDD) using a recommendation I found in the forum. I did not move the program data. I wanted to download and install some programs, but when I do, I can't get them to run. They are setup .exe programs. In IE if I click to open, nothing happens. I clicked on View Downloads in IE and it opens a Window with the downloads and if I try to open one a list is shown that asks how do you want to open this file and a list of programs like IE, Notepad, Paint, etc.

I've pre-ordered Win 8 to install when it is shipped.

A:Can't run downloaded files

Can you post a link to web page of the recommendation you followed to move profile from c: to d:.

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When I download files using ie the download window indicates the files are downloaded but they are not there. I've been able to see the files being deleted instantaneously after being downloaded. Thanks
 

A:downloaded files not there

Does this problem only occur in Internet Explorer, or do you have another browser that works correctly?

Have you tried doing a System Restore to fix the problem?

If you can, post a HijackThis scanlog:

Download and install HijackThis using the "self extractor". Run it and select "do a system scan and save the log file". Then copy/paste the contents of the log to a reply

http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/hijackthis_sfx.exe

I recall a rather similar, and unfortunately unresolved, problem in this thread. You might compare notes with it, particularly in regard to the programs you see in the Scanlog:

http://forums.techguy.org:80/windows-nt-2000-xp/465930-cant-complete-downloads.html?
 

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I've googled for threads on this, but no fixes. I have seen some threads on this forum regarding this as well, one where the blame is mainly put on AVG Antivirus (even though one poster reports it happening on a machine with "NO Firewall, NO AV, NO UAC, Reset IE7 OR Newly installed Firefox (downloaded via another PC), One original User ADMIN account all running in Genuine Vista Ulitmate X86, SP1 and fully updated"), and another in which using Chrome is proposed.

What I'd really like to know is why my files disappear upon download completion.

It happens in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari, but for some reason not in Chrome. I'm not switching to Chrome, so it's quite annoying having to switch between browsers to download a file. -And I guess I'm quite thankful I had Chrome installed before this happened.

I don't run a firewall other than my router's own, I have Avast Antivirus Home installed, and I've had it for several years without any problems. Disabling it doesn't change anything. I've done a full virus scan with no result, but I've never had virus issues anyway. UAC is turned off. Download location has no effect on the issue.

WHAT is going on? Anybody?

A:Downloaded files disappear

Try creating a new user account & see if it happens

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after i do a Windows Update for XP how do i find them in my computer to make sure they installed completely? i can no longer get the Update History Page either via Tools/Windows Updates/Options 'check to see your current installed files'' to display while at the Windows Website for Updates/Downloads that used to show what my compter had installed previously when notified that ''updates' for Windows i.e. security patches/upgrades, etc. are available, ''choose custome or express'' please can you help me? thanks in advance
 

A:How do i find downloaded files?

I'm pretty sure that if you go into the Add/Remove programs winows, there's a checkbox that says "show updates", from there it'll list all of the updates and that would tell you if they've been installed correctly..
Sorry I'm no longer running windows xp, so i'm not positive on this
 

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So I say this problem happened about 2 weeks ago. I've had this Compaq desktop for almost 4 years and never had this problem. The computer one day kept receiving the error "Windows Explorer has stopped working" (problem details)


Code:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: InPageError
Error Status Code: c000009c
Faulting Media Type: 00000003
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 40d4
Additional Information 2: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79
Additional Information 3: 40d4
Additional Information 4: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79
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and once I clicked "restart the program" the desktop apps would disappear and reappear and the "Windows Explorer has stopped working" error would keep repeating itself over and over again.

After finally getting rid of the problem after a couple Norton Full Scans and system restores, I downloaded an .avi file on the desktop and the error came up again. I caught a glimpse of the file before the desktop restarted itself and saw that the picture wasn't on the video file like all my other videos are. After I struggled to delete it, the problem was gone. So I thought that file was corrupt.

Only problem is that every file does that same thing. Like, I used a torrent to download a movie and the folder had several files in it, but the icon folder s... Read more

A:All downloaded files are corrupted.......I think

Hello and welcome to the forum.

I am sorry you are having some problems, so we need to start with this.

1. If you can go to the website and use there uninstaller to remove your anti-virus....Then install MSE here is the link and it's free and very good.

Anti-Malware, Virus, Spyware Protection | Microsoft Security Essentials

After installing run a full scan and then report back with the results.

Malwarebytes free version, Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware, anti-virus and spyware removal download

Until we know do not use any restore points, if there is something there we don't want to reinfect your system...

Run a sfc /scannow in safe mode after we make sure there is no virus or malware. Here is how,

System Files - SFC Command

Notice there is a space between the sfc and the forward slash. Please update us as to the results and then we can move forward...

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Whenever i try to open a downloaded file, it wont let me. The "open" option is gray. Here is what it looks like:


For some reason, i can't renew my Avast license key. It keeps saying "invalid key" each time i change it. Also, Avg 8 trial has expired. So basically, i am anti-virusless. I only have spybot available.

Since i cant download any files and open them, i cant get any new anti virus software. What should i do?

EDIT: i also have tried updating vista. It does not work.


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If no one has replied to your thread within 72hrs after you posted, please reply in your thread with the words "BUMP, please" to move it forward. Do NOT bump the thread unless 72 hours has passed. We work from oldest to newest posts so your wait will be longer if you bump it forward before the 72 hours is up. When looking threads to respond to, we look for thread with 0 reply, or 1 reply. So, do n... Read more

A:Can't open downloaded files! help me please

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All of a sudden I cant open any downloaded files. It shows that it downloads but then just disappears. I have even tried saving the file and it wont save. I cant figure out what is wrong. I have read some different blogs that say it could be windows defender which I do have on my computer but I am scared to remove it because I cant afford for my computer to start messing up, I start online classes on Monday! UGH...please help.

A:Can't open any downloaded files

What browser are you using? Try a different browser like Firefox. Also you can change the download location to a different directory or folder. Have tried to download the same program again? It should list the previous download location so you know where it went. Or you can do a Search for the name of the downloaded file

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So I say this problem happened about 2 weeks ago. I've had this Compaq desktop for almost 4 years and never had this problem.

The computer one day kept receiving the error "Windows Explorer has stopped working" (problem details)
Code:
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: InPageError
Error Status Code: c000009c
Faulting Media Type: 00000003
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 40d4
Additional Information 2: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79
Additional Information 3: 40d4
Additional Information 4: 4062ad41ec8067256aa4c5e2b56d3c79

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and once I clicked "restart the program" the desktop apps would disappear and reappear and the "Windows Explorer has stopped working" error would keep repeating itself over and over again.

After finally getting rid of the problem after a couple Norton Full Scans and system restores, I downloaded an .avi file on the desktop and the error came up again. I caught a glimpse of the file before the desktop restarted itself and saw that the picture wasn't on the video file like all my other videos are. After I struggled to delete it, the problem was gone. So I thought that file was corrupt.

Only problem is that every file does that same thing. Like, I used a torrent to download a movie and the folder had several files in it, but the icon folde... Read more

A:All downloaded files are corrupted.......I think

Download and run Malwarebytes, after install check for any updates and run a full scan. When that is completed let us know the results and also run sfc /scannow a system file checker.

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Hello,

Let me explain my problem, maybe it has to do with my windows xp or whatever.

When I download from a certain site a pdf file, that file is saved in my computer as an udeletable file. A nod32 scan of the file returns a number of either 2 or three files scanned while I only scan one! Malwarebytes detects only 1 file and both detect as clean.

It happens with both Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer!

If I save the file under a different name after opening it with Acrobat 8.1 the file becomes "normal" i.e. deletable

If I copy paste to another computer the file behaves again normally. Downloading from the same site on other computers of my network I have no problem whatsoever

Are the windows corrupted?
Did I do something in the Browser?
Malware?

I thank you in advance and I appreciate your help apriori

A:Downloaded pdf files are undeletable

Hi,

Can you tell me what the site is that you are having problems with and I can see what happens for me.

Cheers!

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Hi everyone!

I am tryng CIS free on a useless netbook (where sometimes I try sw without messing up with my primary PCs).

when I start the browser (FF) in CIS sandbox and I download files, then I can access them only in FF download manager (the arrow on the top right). I can't find them in my download folder, I can't find them in shared space.
Could you tell me where I am wrong? where should i find them? because I want to use them out of the sandbox (they remain in the sandbox)

I mean I d like to do like in SBIE .

Maybe I set the security option wrongly

Looking forward to hearing from you

thank you in advance
 

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hi can anyone help movie files ihave downloaded cause my computer to jam i right click the file to open with either vlc gom player or windows media player any one i chose and i get message its not responding only just started happening thats the first part of my prob the next part is over the past few weeks my pc has started to become very slow this has happend to me before my cpu is 46 percent ihave done a scan with spy bot and avast both say no trojans or viruses do all programs in the background need to be running some have system at the side of them some have my name how do i know which progs need to be running and which dont i would app any help off anyone thanks very much its driving me potty: last time this happend couldnt sort so had to reboot
 

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Is it ok to delete downloaded files in the "download folder"?

A:Delete downloaded files

If you're done with them, sure. They are only things you should have downloaded with your browser from the internet, and as such if you don't need them, you should be safe to remove them.

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A few days ago I started having problems with all the .exe files I download, from game patches, to AVG 9.exe at that point I also uninstalled AVG 8 to replace it with AVG 9 only find the same problem with my Men of War patch came up with the AVG 9.exe, and that is a window that pops up saying ''Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them'' Now I'm left with an outdated game, no anti virus, and I haven't a clue what to do as I'm on the Admin account and the path in the ''cmd line'' section is what leads to the exe, so I don't see whats wrong. Anyone with the same/similar problem or able to help?

A:Problem with downloaded .exe files

I really need help. Anyone?

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I work ( well actually volunteer )  in a school with 60 plus fully updated windows
7 machines - all have IE9 and Word Starter. Recently, we made the move to Active
Directory. Word Started worked for about a month after and then the system admins made
a change to the OU with the outcome being that WS now fails to function. Their
answer to this is that WS is not really an enterprise level product and should
not have been working at all and to remove it completely. I hesitate to do this
since I cannot reinstall it as it is an OEM product. I have moved everyone over
to Open Office ( this was installed as a backup on the image ) to fix that
emergency. Now, when teachers go to web sites that serve up .doc files, upon
download with IE9 ( ironically this does not happen in FireFox ), the file extension
actually changes to a .wiz file. Luckily, Open Office will open these but, I
have to reset the default program to open this file type every few reboots. I?m
needing to know what settings in AD might have been change or need to be
changed back to restore Word Starter functionality.
Thanks for any help.

A:IE9 changing all downloaded .doc files to .wiz

 
Hi,

I suggest to go to
tools>Internet Options>Advanced tab, click "Reset advanced settings" for
test.
Also try to change another download location for test. And in Windows Explorer, do not show the extensions for files.
If the issue persists, you can try to reinstall IE9, or temporary return to IE8 to check if the same issue occurs.
Hope that helps.
Regards,
Leo  
Huang
Leo Huang
TechNet Community Support

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My laptop suddenly has a problem. When I try to download from internet explorer or firefox I cannot complete installation. It starts downloading as normal but after clicking run the download window disappear and does not start any installation. I tried to download a new antivirus but I cannot, so now I have not got one because my old one does not start, I dont know why. And when I go to installation program
it fail to unistall it.
I did system restore because the volume icon and connection icon disappeared from the taskbar. They are back again now but I have this new problem I cannot download anything.
I dont know what I have to do. I am scanning the computer for viruses now again, because a week ago I got a pop up message from my old avg antivirus saying that there was a trojan horse backdoor generic 12. I manage to delete it I guess but I am not sure. Because when I go to my computer and click on windows and then click on download program I can see that Activex downloader say is damaged together with another file which I do not know what it is.
I tried to delete them but I get a message that I cannot do it.
Despite this my computer works fine, I can go online normally. The only thing is that I cannot download an antivirus and no other programs nor software. Do I have to do another system restore? Or what can I do. I got this laptop in May 2009 with window vista home premium service pack 2. Please help me. Thank you
Romana

Follow up to my previous message.

I scanned... Read more

A:cannot install downloaded exe files

Follow up to my previous message.
I scanned whole computer and no virus or threath was found.
When I try to download I do both option run or save.
If I click run after downloading the installation window just disappear, with no error message.
When I click save, it does not save in the end. I go check the location where I saved and nothing is there.
I tried to download AVG 9 free edition from download.com, with no success. \
I tried to download a spyware just to check if it was working, but I have same problem. I cannot finish the download because installation process will not start.
However when a got a message to update itunes, I manage to do the update.
So I think this happen just when I dowload a file from internet from any website.
If anyone knows how to fix this please let me know. Thank you

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First I apologize if this is the wrong forum for this question. I currently have Adobe Acrobat XI Pro installed on my computer. I'm wondering what would I have to do in Windows in order to have the option to save files I download from email attachments or other ways as PDF instead of having to later on go back and save them as PDF.

Thank you

A:Save Downloaded Files as PDF

Welcome to the forum.

Are the attachments and/or other downloads, pdf files?

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Any exe file I download or copy from other p/c will not run.
I get a message saying file not found , pls. use your "file find" option.
All exe files having "install or setup options" will work properly.
I got this problem after a partial software re-installation.
Thanks for helping
Forteezio

A:Downloaded *.exe files will not be found!

Have you tried a system restore to a date previous to this partial software re-installation?

What software were you trying to install when it failed?

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Hi

On a new Asus Laptop with W8.1 x64, fully updated, all downloads of executable files are suffixed _exe
instead of .exe (underscore exe instead of dot exe).

Renaming them to .exe fixes the issue but that does not fix the problem.

I have seen that there are a number of posts regarding this issue but none seem to have a definitive answer.

I was hoping that someone could steer me to an way to fix this that does not involve convoluted usage methods.

Regards

Daniel

A:.exe files downloaded as _exe

Does this happen if you boot to Safe Mode with Networking? See here for how to get to Safe Mode with Networking:

How to Enable or Disable New Startup Options Boot Menu in Windows 8 and 8.1

See the last Note:




If you disable the Windows 8 Startup Options GUI boot menu, then you will be able to press F8 at boot to boot to the Advanced Boot Options screen.

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I downloaded a file and when I tried to install it, it said it was unable to download because files may be corrupted.

Since it was never installed on the computer, does it mean that I don't have the file anymore?

And if it is still on the computer, how do I find it and how do I get rid of it?
 

A:What happens to downloaded files that are not installed?

A file downloaded stays on the computer until you delete it. How do you find it? Look in the folder you downloaded it to. Depending on where or why the install failed, it may have left files in various places on your computer. Trying to find them to delete them could be very cumbersome and not always necessary.
 

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I have two programs in this folder , one of which is my antivirus(norton) and the other is Download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab. I ran an hijack this log about a week ago and it did not show up on the log. Ikeep a log to compare readings, this scan it showed up on the hjt log. Are these programs already installed and can be deleted from the folder?
 

A:Downloaded program files?

The Norton one will be your update ActiveX,
The Flash is macromedia ActiveX control.

Both can be deleted,

However when you next update Norton it will be reinstalled, and by deleting the shockwave control will mean you will not be able to view some websites properly

Both are legitimate controls and can be safely left on your system
 

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I downloaded an electronics design program but I can't open the tex. files. When I go to 'find online' I get another reg fix download site. I don't need another reg fix program. What do I do to open a tex. file? I'm using windows OS Home XP with service pac 3 I know this is probably a dumb question, but my screen name says it all. Please have mercy. Thanks

A:can't open downloaded files

Are you sure that they are tex.files? Maybe txt. files?

What program and the URL for it would help us.

BG

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i try to download a files and programs. it downloaded 100% complete but when i try to run it its does't run or open. even pictures from email that i downloaded it does't open. is there a problem in my downloading set up? help me please! thanks!

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I have a Toshiba laptop running Windows 10 but cannot figure out how to scan a single downloaded file within Avast anti-virus. Can anyone help please?
 

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Hi '
I did a disc clean up today and noticed that in the C\Windows Downloaded Programs Files one had a Damaged , under the status its creation date was 08/27/02 last accesed today 10/15/05, the program file was 9F1c11aa-197b. Do you remove things like this, do they cause any harm all the rest looked okay allthough on 2 files it said the status was UKNOWN> Thanks Clank

A:Downloaded Programe Files

Hi there,Start > Run > copy and paste in:sfc /scannowClick 'OK'You will need your XP/2000*Grinler disk. If you don't have it and instead only have a recovery CD, there is a work around. View the following link for a tutorial:http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.htmlsfc - system file checker, retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.If you want to see what was replaced, right click My Computer > manage, expand event viewer > system.It's a safe way of dealing with things like that ;)..let me know if that solves the issue.Big SmilesHS

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hello everybody ......
I'm using an hp laptop with windows 7 home basic 64 bit . I have a big problem in downloading files . Whenever I download any file from the internet with any extension and try to open it , it says "File Is Corrupt" . Also , while playing a youtube video , it stops playing suddenly , although the grey tape ( that shows the downloaded part of the video) is full . I tried many different browsers , also i tried downloading youtube videos using real player , it always doesn't work .......

Please help !!!

A:corrupting downloaded files

maybe there's a virus in your system. You should run a full system scan with your updated AV. Of maybe there's a problem in your hard drive.

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I am downloading stuff but after downloading I go to extract and I get an error message that there are "no files to extract". I am using the Windows XP Extraction Wizard, so I went online and downloaded another zip program but I can't even install it because the computer tells me that the file is corrupted, the same thing that I am told when I double-click on all the downloaded files (doubleclick = file corrupted, rightclick to extract = no files to extract).

What do I do, whats going on?

Help!

A:downloaded files won't extract!

in the run box type
sfc /scannow
and press enter

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Hello,
When i download files which are greater than ~30mb they downloaded with MD5 corrupted.
If it executable Windows can't run it...
I suspect it happened after installin Winpcap and Ettercap.

Please help,
Thank You
 

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I trying to download this program. When I do it saves it as a EFW file extension. This just started when downloading stuff with this ext. on the end of files. Now I cant open and run nothing. How can I fix this ext. file problem?

A:Files downloaded with EFW extension

Hi bassfisher6522,

I had this problem a while back. It was being caused by a third party AV program (CA Security). You can fix the file extension by renaming the file with the correct ext. (Example-.exe). Should work fine.

Hope that helps.
Gary

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I am using Windows7 operating system with complete updates. I have ESET Smart security installed with the latest updates as well.
The problem I am facing is that not matter where from I download the zip or rar files, i am always getting the CRC error in files. These error recover when the files include the crc data, but in most case it is not included into the archives.
Can anyone please help me in this regard, I have downloaded archives of 2 to 3 GB but one can imagine the pain you get after getting a CRC error in it.
Help please.
I have no idea what is going on...

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Hi all,

I'm new to the forum and despite having tried lots of suggestions and followed tutorials posted on this site, I cannot unzip downloaded files - these being simple documents or spreadsheets. The zipped folder is displayed and I can choose settings to extract all files but once i browse to the extracted folder it is empty. There are no error messages. I see in my file associations that .zip is not there but have already used the tutorials to restore and re-associate the zip files with the built in utility. The only associations are for .zfsendtotarget and .zipenx. A month or so ago, I got so annoyed with this I installed Winzip but this didn't work either!

I'm using Windows Home Premium and IE8, if that's any help. I do hope someone can help me as I'm getting incredibly frustrated... Thanks

A:Can't unzip downloaded files

You said that you already read up on the subject, so it would be less than worthwhile to give another document, but maybe this may help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTDdxFl9pCg

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Hello, my name is Ryan and I'm having a problem with added UFO extencions to my downloaded files. I've recently put an email on a microsoft community support site, so here it is...

After downloading a specific type of file from online,
I am unable to access it in any way. This seems to happen
with files that are saved as the .UFO type. For example,
I've recently tried downloading AOL instant messenger,
which saved as Install_AIM.exe.ufo, but after double
clicking on the file, and trying to explore its contents I
am unable to open it in any way. Many other files I've
downloaded also cannot be opened. I have a windows XP home
edition, and I have netscape 7.0 as an internet provider.
Any help would be welcome. Thanks.

Hello Ryan,

It appears that some application is adding the .ufo extencion to your
downloaded files. This may be due to using some type of download manager or
even possibly some other 3rd party application running in the background,
you might want to check the settings in Netscape to see if the cause might
be with the browser. You might want to try the download using Internet
Explorer, if this is successfull then you might want to contact Netscape
support for assistance. Your example of the AOL (Install_AIM.exe.ufo)
download you might try to remove the .ufo from the file name and then
double-click the file to see it it will run.

Thank You

Bobby Mikkelson
Microsoft
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A:problems with downloaded files

I have never seen any files with two extensions such as .exe.ufo
 

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Sometimes a file gets downloaded from the internet (willingly or not) but then I cannot find it. Is there a way to search to find the most recently created new files?

A:Finding downloaded files

Aren`t they going to your downloads folder, set it up so all your downloads will go there, it`s the default location in Windows 7, unless you`ve changed it.

In Chrome it`s in Settings/Advanced Settings/Downloads

Set it to download files to the downloads folder. You can always move them someplace else later.

Internet Explorer - Change Default Download Location

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I tried to get to the new thread under dvd burning but couldnt find "new thread" - This is my 1st time here so please forgive me. How does one get a downloaded file into dvdshrink so it can be processed for burning? I have dvdsanta but trying to get the best use out of dvdshrink and dvddecrypter also. Thanks and thanks for your understanding.

A:downloaded files and dvdshrink

ok new thread is usaully under the thread chart .it's a gray button .

well first of alll u need to turn the downloaded file in dvd form.For movies, avi is only one single file. i use winavi.to turn avi movies into dvd form. after u've turned the avi movie into dvd form.go to dvd shrink, but i doubt the file will be over 4.7 gb. so this is mostly done with dvd movies.that are over 4.7 gb in size so that u are able to fit it on a dvd blank disk.

for dvd shrink to work u must open dvdshrink then press open files on the top menu . then select files then once that opens u press analysis. then after that's done edit what u want i usually get rid of the french language waste of space. then press back up and then whaa laaa . once that's done burn the files onto a disk using nero or any other burning program .

dvd decrypter works similar u open the movie in a drive then decrtypt it. then if the movie is still way to big then use dvd shrink
i usually only have to use dvd shrink though because dvd shrink has a bulit in decrypter .so it's an all in one process with dvd shrink .unless the file. is really protected then use dvd decrypter. have a nice day and good luck .

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Hi,

The problem i have is as titled.

I have Windows XP Home SP2.

Just formatted PC yesterday.

I dont know what other information i can provide that can be useful ...

A:Downloaded .exe Files Are All Corrupted

Hi .What makes you say that all your .exe files (downloaded) are corrupted?Manufacturer/model of NIC installed?Have you checked the status of the NIC in Device Manager (looking for any indication of problem)?Have you run chkdsk /r or the Graphical Version equivalent?Have you checked Event Viewer for clues that may be related?XP Chkdsk, Using the Graphical Version (My Computer) - http://www.updatexp.com/windows-xp-chkdsk.html How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/ Does your system have an nVidia chipset?Louis

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Hi,

I have an interesting and recent problem. If I download a file with windows explorer, its file extension is automatically converted to .exe, even if it is a jpeg, zip, or any other file. I have no idea why this happens but it is a huge problem, because I have to rename every file extension manually.

Any ideas?

Thanks.....
 

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Anyone know where XP, "media player8 in particular" downloads streaming, audio video etc... files to when you download? I thought it would be a generic .tmp file, but not so. To protect content I suppose. In the olden days, (Win98) it was easy to find them... I've looked high and low, even searched the registry.

T
 

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Hey guys,

When I try to download a file from the Internet, I get a box sasying "Run/Open", "Save", and "Cancel" as always. When I click on either of the first two options, however, the box simply clicks and unclicks with no actions following it. Almost as if you click "Post" in a forum, but you hold the click on it and move the cursor elsewhere, stopping the system from performing that action. On some days, I can get my system to download about 5 files before I can no longer click "Save" or "Open".

Any ideas?
 

A:XP not saving downloaded files

try to run a virus sweep through your pc. then try to get another browser like firefox. and see if the problem still accurs
 

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Every time I try to open IE I get a pop up "Track and View Your Downloads" which brings me to .htm file with a save prompt. I originally ran eset online and found the following infections:
 
MSIL/faketool.PS trojan
win32/InstallCore.PS (twice)
win32/DorgeCapturer.A
 
And several programs I was advised to use by the BC Advisor were blocked from installing. The downloads were corrupt with missing files. But I was able to use another PC to successfully download the files and completed the scans as directed.
 
The link to forum is: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/559879/track-and-view-your-downloads/
 
At this point, no threats detected by Malwarebytes, Sophos, and ESET online scanner. However, both issues still exist (1) IE won't open (only the pop up appears) and (2) corrupted downloads.
 
We have also used Microsoft FixIt and Windows Repair (all in one)
 
Here is the DDS.Txt:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.17496
Run by cape at 15:10:30 on 2014-12-16
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8190.5708 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {4F35CFC4-45A3-FC37-EF17-759A02E39AB1}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {F4542E20-6399-F3B9-D5A7-4EE87964D00C}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\l... Read more

A:Keep seeing pop-ups in IE and downloaded files are corrupt

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I have recently purchased a laptop from eBay and for some reason some .exe files don't want to open. I have tried to download Microsoft Office 2016 from the website, and uTorrent is another one I have tried as well. Whenever they download, it completes with a blank white default icon and they won't open when I try to.

I have run a full scan with malwarebytes and nothing was found. Anyone know how to fix this? I have successfully installed Firefox and Security Essentials too.

A:Can't open some downloaded .exe files

TSF does not support the use of Bit Torrent Clients like UTorrent etc. They consider this a tool to download pirated software, Mention of Torrents or UTorrent or any other Bit Torrent client will get your thread closed and a stiff warning.
That being said, Which Browser are you using? Clear the internet cache. Choose a different Download location. Try a different browser. Do you have any other security Software/Firewall configured?

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I downloaded a few files from my Onedrive and Internet (Application form) and when finished deleted them. I sent them to the recycle bin and emptied my recycle bin. The next day they reappeared. Every time I delete them, they still return the following day. I have tried permanently shredding and that has not worked. I have wiped all file history, cookies, cache etc. I can't access command prompt as I'm on my works computer. This has happened for months now. The computer runs on Windows 7.

A:Downloaded files keep re-appearing.

I think it is syncing with OneDrive which is what it is supposed to do. Go to your OneDrive and delete it there. At worst, I'd try going to OneDrive on the web and delete from there.

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After downloading and saving an exe file from an internet site extension jpg is added so that file appears as filename.exe.jpg. This just recently started on my XP so I have done something to add the jpg file extension. If I rename the file without the jpg extension everything works fine. What have I done and how do I correct it?
 

A:jpg added to downloaded exe files

Not sure what happened to cause it. Since it happened recently, try system restore.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q306084

sekirt
 

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Well, the other day I swapped out my harddrive, It died trying to install a power supply (that is another story in general) but I bought a new one. I installed vista onto it, it works fine and everything, there's a few thing wrong though.

The biggest may be that I can't install any files from windows update, or anything I needed to download like Mozilla firefox. It simply says "Firefox has stopped working" right after I press allow. Get this, I'm already logged in as admin.

Another error is that youtube videos aren't working. I installed adobe flash just fine, well not just fine, there were like timestamp errors and other garbage in the way, but flash player installed.

I'm sure there are more sypmtoms.. I just can't really think of them right now.

Help would be greatly appreciated if possible, but if not, I guess i'm gonna have to waste money on a tech guy who probably won't do anything..
 

A:Can't install any downloaded files?

Start by checking the system clock.
If the CMOS was reset,then the clock will be set to
the default time and date.
Believe it or not that can cause all kinds of software problems.
 

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So I downloaded mkv file in Firefox, but instead of saving it I clicked open :xp:
So after the file got downloaded the video opened by itself. I tried saving the video but it crashed while saving it.
So can I find the backed up video somewhere on my C-drive or is it deleted permanently?
I am using Win XP-SP3.

A:Can I find my downloaded files?

The file is in a hidden Temporary Internet File, looking for it would be like looking for a needle in a hay stack. You can go to Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View put a check box in Show Hidden Files and Folders, and uncheck Hide extensions for known programs. Then do a Search for *.MKV files making sure you search for Hidden Files.
It would be far easier and faster to just re-download the file.

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Im downloading files to my desktop, but the only way i can access them is going to open containing folder option from the download box (firefox), which just takes me to the desktop folder. if i navigate to the desktop folder manually, they cant be found. nor do they come up in a search. this just started happening hours ago, so unless something out of my control made these files hidden all of the sudden, im not sure what is going on. i have downloaded different file types from different websites, so its not just a problem from one site or file type. any help would be appreciated.

A:files downloaded to desktop cant be seen, but are there

Interesting problem. I should think if you downloaded files to the desktop, and used Windows Explorer to view the desktop, then you should see the files. Why not create a folder in your Libraries called "Downloads" and configure Firefox to download files to that folder (Firefox options, options, general tab). See what happens then. Curious.

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Hey guys. I'm not sure where to start with this bizarre problem. I'm trying to update my .net framework from the microsoft main site, but everytime I try to install it, the file's always corrupt. I've even used the cleaner and then tried again.
Also; pictures load strangely in mozilla firefox like this: http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/8644/236p.jpg
Flash based videos will bug out after 3 minutes or so, some youtube videos won't work at all, and websites don't load 100% sometimes.

I'm currently using a Dell Inspiron with Service Tag: 1KW3F1
Any help that you guys can provide will be very appreciated.

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Well this a new one, yesterday I was downloading a movie, via Utorrent as I have done so many times before. As I do with all my films, I saved them in the directory downloads / Tv shows and films / films / movie title. As I expected, the torrent downloaded fine without any issues and I was about to get ready to watch the film when I noticed something odd. The folder containing TV shows had completely disappeared. Additionally, I then checked the films folder, to notice all but 4 films (Including the one being downloaded) had also disappeared. I've spent the past hour researching, running malware scans (found nothing), losing the files doesn't bother me, at most, its an inconvenience. What's concerning me is how this could have happened, as mentioned above, I have ran multiple scans and found no evidence that the torrent could have been infected. I've looked on a google for several hours and found very few cases of something like this happening. If anyone could shed any light on this situation or has experienced anything like it before, your assistance would great. Again apologies if this is not in the right place.

(edit - I should point out, when I say disappeared, I mean complete gone from my system. I have checked the recycle bin, tried searching the names of movies and so on. I only have to look at my partitioned drive to see the additional 150GB of space that it now has.)

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A:Downloaded Files Disappeared

Hey JJLyon-

Have you tried doing a search for the actual files themselves? You might want to have a look at the Everything program, which is a good search utility to have around anyhow.

Also, you might take a quick look in the OneDrive folder in case they were Auto-saved. See HERE.

b1rd

Edit:
I just noticed that you already did try a search, so I guess disregard that part of this post.

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hello team i notice i have some damaged downloaded program files. Please see attachment. Is there anything i can delete there, and what can i do to fix the damaged ones? Im always trying to clean up unneccessary files, and programs etc. I dont know much but remember the list there was smaller. I do have 2 screenshots from the past if needed but this list got big quick, and seems to have lotsa damaged files?

A:Downloaded program files

You will need to be more specific as to what program this is in reference to .
Also if you could supply the other screen shots that would be of help also.

cheers

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Hi all,

i recently used avast anti virus and changed to avg 9.0 free, after my pc started to slow down i formatted and reinstalled windows xp. However after xp has updated i cannot load any files. the files seem to download and when attempeting to extract or boot the programs the message "file is corrupt appears" anyone help?

A:all downloaded files are corrupt

Is your xp disk slipstreamed with sp3?

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This is a new problem that has cropped up. Whenever I download a file to my computer, I am unable to open it up to run or install it. I have the problem with .zip files, .PDF files, .exe files, etc. I see the download occurring, and it all seems to be going fine, but when it is done, it is not on my desktop where I have my files saved, and when I right-click on the file in the Download box (where it shows the status of the download), the option to open the file is faded and won't work. What could have happened to my settings to make this happen? Does it mean I have a virus? I have AVG virus protection and it is up to date.

I have a second computer (laptop) that is running Windows 7. I have no problem saving files to that computer, so I can copy them to my Flash drive and move them to the desktop computer, but I'm sunk when I try to get a program like Adobe Acrobat Reader that downloads and installs in one operation..... I can't save the program to bring to the desktop computer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Karen

A:Can't Open Files I've Downloaded

Welcome Karen
In addition to a full up to date virus scan. Download and make a full scan with malwarebytes.

If you are clean try a system restore from a few days before the problem began.
System Restore - How to
If that does not work try to reset the associations.
Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I am having problems opening downloaded files from my email only. I don't know why. I use Windows Vista, Firefox and the email server provided at my university.

Basically what happens is this (I've included screen shots where helpful):

I get an email with an attachment and I click download to download it.

Then a window pops up saying that it has no idea what type of file this is but will save it anyway.

I look on my desktop where the file has been saved, and the icon is just a blank sheet of paper.

I double click the icon to open the file and it tells me that it doesn't know what file type this is, so I have to choose a program to open it. I choose the file type that I know this particular file is (in this instance, a spreadsheet file) and it fails to open.

Now, it fails to open for several reasons. Sometimes I'm told it's corrupted, sometimes it's the wrong file type, sometimes it needs to be converted, sometimes it's being used by another program. None of this is ever true. If we go back to the first picture, it's CLEARLY a spreadsheet file and should open in spreadsheet, no? So then why doesn't it do this?!

This happens with Word files all the time for me. I have probably 3 different versions of Word on my computer and all of them fail to open Word files downloaded from my email.

So, what's going on? Is this a problem with Vista, Firefox, or my email server? And how can I fix this?

A:Cannot Open Downloaded Files

Is that the actual filename?



You cannot have slahes in a file name. Also, the file extension = .sheet

Have the file resent or rename it with .xlsx file ext.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I have a Downloaded Program File entry, that has "unknown status", no creation date, and it says "none" under Last Accessed.

It does claim to be 4kb's in size.

This program file has no name, but instead, is a grouping of numbers and letters, all enclosed in parenthese..{}.

Highlighting it, and right clicking it only brings up the properties of the entry.

It cannot be deleted either from the keyboard, or from the menu...File>delete..Edit>cut.

The properties of this entry show it to be an Active X control, (with no creation date, no access date and no status. It does not appear to be damaged...it does not say that there are any damaged files associated with it).

I dont feel comfortable giving you the codebase http address, because Im not sure if it turns into a link that anyone can access. But I will tell you that it includes the words; fpdownload, macromedia, polarbear, ultrashim.cab

Using my search bar to go to that location brings me to a folder, with an apparent program that has yet to be installed.

There are 3 icons in this cab folder...a .dll icon, a configuration/notepad icon with the name "erma", and the remaining icon is an INSTALL icon.

Clicking on any of these icons brings up a command to "extract", or copy.

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A:Downloaded Program Files,

http://www.sophos.com/security/blog/2008/02/1075.htmlQUOTE SOPHOS:"Ultrashim.cab is normally a valid Macromedia Flash filename, and is a very good example of why you can?t trust files based on name alone. It?s pointed to in a similar way to last time so that it appears that Flash is asking you to download an update. But don?t be fooled, you definitely don?t want this ?update?."Submit it to jotti's virusscan or virustotal.com. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis. Post back with the results.http://virusscan.jotti.org/http://www.virustotal.com/metodos.html

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I downloaded Norton Internet Security from the Net. Tried to install it but ran into a problem so I want to do an XP Home System Restore to a date earlier than the download. Doing so will lose all the recent downloaded Internet files so I need to find the NIS download file and burn it to CD before doing the restore. The desktop icon properties show the path but Windows Explorer only shows four temporary Internet folders, I think it creates new ones for each session, and I cannot find earlier ones. I've tried "show hidden files" but without success and have run a search in Explorer as well.

Any suggestions on how I can find older downloaded Internet files?

A:Where does IE6 put the downloaded program files?

Where the download is saved depends on your browser settings and whether you selected a folder at the time.
If you can remember the name of the downloaded file (or part of it) you can do a search for that file. If you cannot remember go back to the download site and follow the links to download and at some stage the filename will be visible.

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I run Firefox 3.0.3 under Windows XP SP2 Home.
I have downloaded, a new batch of .jpg files from a trustworthy site that I have been using without any problem for a couple of years. With the latest batch of files I find that whenever I try to open any one with PaintShop Pro, I get an Open File - Security Warning asking me if I really want to open it from an unknown publisher.

If I check the file's properties, I find it is blocked. I can unblock each file individually, either by changing the property or by checking an option on the Security Warning.

I can see no reason for this happening suddenly. I have found various possible solutions proposed (but for slightly different environments or file-types), but they do not work for me. Is there any really proven solution for either preventing the blocking in the first place or removing the block en bloc?

 

A:Blocked downloaded files

Check the security settings under the Advanced tab of Internet Options.
 

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I have downloaded different files that I am trying to delete. I delete the file underdownloads but it is still under the screensavers or background.I am trying to clean up things and can't seem to get rid of them. I have windows 98 and microsoft but can't seem to get help from them. How many places are there to delete one file?
 

A:downloaded files won't delete.

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I just downloaded a file of the game rome total war (which looks amazing). But for some reason when I send the file to be compressed so I can put it in my computer, it says that it can't be compressed. When I click on it, it doesnt do anything except say its not a valid win32 application. What else can I do?? Thank you!

A:Problem with downloaded files

its probably because the download was a bogus file. Make sure its an exe other than that why do you wanna zip it up? If you use XP compression, its naff and usually gets bigger not smaller!.

Try opening other EXE's also, because there is a virus (I think its the [email protected]) that screws all the file associations and stops you opening any EXEs. For this there's a simply registry fix.

Hope it helps

George

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