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Can't open any downloaded files

Q: Can't open any downloaded files

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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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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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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Whenever I download a file a small red circular icon appears on the bottom left of the larger icon for the file I have downloaded. Whenever I then attempt to open the file it tells me that the path or folder is invalid. Please help?

A:Cannot open downloaded files.

It is ok now. I have a software package called Safe Space and it was that that was blocking my opening of any downloaded files. Many thanks anyway.

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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 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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Hi, and thanks in advance for your help.

First, please note that this download problem does not seem to be browser-related. It happened both in Firefox and IE.

When I receive an attachment in an email and click to download it on FF, a FF download window opens up and I see the "progress" of the download happening. This is all normal. But when I click to open in (or try to right click to open off a menu) --- nothing happens. If I click save instead of open --- nothing saved where I've sent it.

Same as above if I click to download a PDF or exe file from a website. (With one strange exception: if I click on a link that instead of opening a pdf file directly, opens a new tab which then, with no further action from me, somehow "opens" a pdf, either in the tab, OR as a stand alone pdf --- appearing in the tray of open programs under the Adobe icon at the bottom of my screen --- which I then can save!)

On IE, the only difference is that once the dialogue box appears asking whether I'd like to save or open, and i click on one or the other, the dialogue box closes, but nothing has been opened or saved.

I run AVG anti-virus (free version), which is up to date, and reports no problems. I run a scan using their PC Analyser, which found some registry errors ---- which i could fix using their PC Tune-up..... except I can't open the download of its exe file!

I also run Zone Alarm's free fire wall product. I have run both these prote... Read more

A:I can't open downloaded files -- HELP!

When using Firefox, the download dialog shows your file and it's progress. When it's done, if you double click on the listing, it will attempt to open or run the file. Have you tried that to see if it works?

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I have a problem with IE6.

When I click a file to download, I am prompted with a box asking me if I want to save or open the file. If I click save, the file saves properly and I can then open it. However if I click open, the file does not seem to be created. If it is a .txt file for example, notepad opens up and says that it cannot find the file (the path is something like Temporary Internet
Files/content.ie5/something). The issue does not occur with IE7.

Any ideas ?

Thank you.

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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 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 have Windows XP. When I download a file (WP, pdf, etc.), and it asks me to open or save it, it will only let me save it. If I try to open it, it seems to download, but then the relevant application never opens, and I get a message that I may not have the appropriate permission. So I have to save it, then open the application myself, then open the saved file. Any ideas on what the problem is? Thanks for any assistance!!
 

A:Can't open downloaded files...only save them

Microsoft's Tweak UI some times can fix the problem.

To access it see: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx
 

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I am no longer able to open downloaded files from IE or Firefox.  I download the item and it goes through the motions.  When I try to open the document, it will not do so.  I tried to open a previous restore point and it will not let me go further than June.  I ran sfc /scannow.  It got to 96% verification and then said 'Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation." 
 
I can't download any virus programs from the internet and ran Malware.
 
We have Vista home edition.

A:Can't Open Downloaded Files From Firefox or IE

Please see if you can follow the directions at Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.
 
Louis

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hi, i have been using my gf's laptop recently and am in the middle of an assignment for my university work. however it involves me opening attahced files in emails and atm whenever i try to open one it says this. what can i do?

oh btw this is on vista

A:cannot open downloaded files! pleas help!

Your temporary OLK folder is probably full up. You need to delete the temporary files in there. Browse to this folder C:\Users\Mischief Muffin\AppData\Local\Temp. Highlight all the files and Delete. Now, that your Temp Directory is empty, you can open attachments in Outlook and be able to save them.

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Hi, I apologise in advance if there is a thread already related to this
I just bought a new windows 8 installed latpop
I used internet explorer to download firefox and proceeded to install flash, office trial java

flash has been crashing all week in firefox

I then installed skip metro suite settings to disable charm and uninstalled flash

BUT

now when i try to download software
- i've tried flash, spotify and fb skype function thus far

nothing happens when i click on it, even in the containing folder
the wait icon swirls for a bit then no action
i've tried restarting and ending processes through task bar
clicking on the run as administrator button which takes me to the usual warning do you want this program to make changes blah blah blah

but when i press ok, still nothing happens!

*i've also tried using internet explorer as the initial place of download

I'm really confused as to why it's doing this
help? please and thankyou

A:downloaded software files won't open

As you are saying the softwares are not installing properly, might be the chances you are downloading the old version of softwares which have compatibility issues with the WIN 8

WHAT YOU CAN DO IS FIRST OF ALL DOWNLOAD THE LATEST VERSION OF SOFTWARES
THEN RIGHT CLICK ON THEN TO INSTALL & CLICK ON TROUBLESHOOT COMPATIBILITY.
THEN INSTALL

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Hi.

When I download wordpress, its save as, and save as type saves as Compressed (zipped) Folder. The other option is all files.

But when I try open it, nothing happens, it just comes up. save as type again.

if anyone can help me please
 

A:Downloaded files wont open

Hi,
There seems to be more to it than 'save'. Have you worked with this guide?
http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Things_to_Know_Before_Installing_WordPress
 

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HI there

I have only had my laptop 6 months, and I recently got a nasty virus on it that shut everything down. I managed to salvage it and it now works OK, problem is that since the virus I cannot run downloaded exe files. A windows security box pops up and says 'These files can't be opened. Your Internet Security settings prevented one or more files from being opened.'.

The virus I had was a fake antivirus that installed itself on my laptop and stopped task manager and other stuff from working. This is all now fixed and its just this downloading problem.

I have tried changing all security settings to low and this doesn't work. I also tried custom levels and ensured all downloading was enabled. Finally I tried checking it all in the registry by going to Internet Settings and ensuring that 1803 was set to 0 and it was in both local machine and current user.

Can anyone help as I'm really stuck now.

A:Security won't let me open downloaded exe files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jencarr


HI there

I have only had my laptop 6 months, and I recently got a nasty virus on it that shut everything down. I managed to salvage it and it now works OK, problem is that since the virus I cannot run downloaded exe files. A windows security box pops up and says 'These files can't be opened. Your Internet Security settings prevented one or more files from being opened.'.

The virus I had was a fake antivirus that installed itself on my laptop and stopped task manager and other stuff from working. This is all now fixed and its just this downloading problem.

I have tried changing all security settings to low and this doesn't work. I also tried custom levels and ensured all downloading was enabled. Finally I tried checking it all in the registry by going to Internet Settings and ensuring that 1803 was set to 0 and it was in both local machine and current user.

Can anyone help as I'm really stuck now.


Hello jencarr,

Welcome to SevenForums!

Have you re-scanned your laptop (with Malwarebytes or your AV) if there are still any remnants of the virus?

It's much better to backup your files and then do a repair install (or a fresh, clean install). Such damage has been done to your PC by the virus, making it unstable and restoring your PC's normal, stable and healthy state would surely be very exhausting.

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I have recently purchased a new desktop with Win 7. I also have installed Firefox along with the pre-installed Internet Explorer. I have designated IE to be my default browser.

I have a constant need to read PDF files so I downloaded Adobe read. However I am still unable to open PDF files.

Any hints as to what I am doing wrong?
Thanks for your help.
 

A:I cant open PDF files - Adobe has been downloaded

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''these files can't be opened - your internet security settings prevented one or more files from being opened''.

This is what happens now when i try opening a file, i have been told to delete malwarebytes and i did, restarted the pc and it still doesn't work. Does anyone have a solution for this?

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Please if anyone could help this issue it would be appreciated.

I have recently been getting this error when trying to open .exe files from the internet that looks like this:

It is OK when you are just downloading a .exe file on its own because you can right click>properties and click unblock but when the file is in a zip folder Windows doesn't give you that option

If anyone could help it would be great
 

A:Solved: Can't open files downloaded from the internet :/

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My friend is running Vista Home Premium and can't open any photos from his computer or from his camera. He can't even print them out. When I try to open a photo, it tells me I don't have permission to access the folder but I am logged on as administrator and it shows that I do if I check the security options for the folder.

On top of that, if he downloads files (say from our school's blackboard web site) he can't open them. This includes itunes installer. Nothing!

How can I help him fix this? I usually take care of his computer but this time I'm stumped.

Thanks,
Melanie

A:Can't open photos or downloaded files in Vista

what the specs for the computer? what does he use to open the camera sd card? Printer, USB??
Did he install any suspicious software recently?

If there's something out of the ordinary ask him. Don't be paranoid just think insde the box be one with the box, lol

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My Microsoft Word 2010 on my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OS will not open any .docx or .doc file that I download from the internet (Mozilla Firefox 17, Chrome, and IE). Not from email, my colleges webserver, even other websites.

It WILL open the file if I hit "run" or "Open in word". But if I hit save, or save as, and save it anywhere it wont open and it gives me this error.

Using open and repair does not work. Any help?
It will open files already on my HDD. The files will open on other computers.


This error message can appear for several reasons.
The document may be corrupt or damaged. Use either the Recover Text converter or the Open and Repair feature. Both are available from the Open dialog.
NOTE: If you have opened a file that is attached to an e-mail message, it is recommended that you save the file to a local hard disk first before attempting to recover or repair the file.
The Open and Repair feature is available from the Open dialog box. To open and attempt a repair, click the File tab, click Open, and then navigate to the damaged file and click it once. Instead of clicking the Open button at the bottom right of the dialog box, click the down arrow to the right of the button and select Open and Repair from the menu. If the file can be recovered, it will open and appear in the document work area.
The Recover Text converter is available from the Open dialog box and appears in the Files of type drop down list. It appears in the drop-down list as: Reco... Read more

A:Word wont open files downloaded from the internet

Has this just started happening? Do you have browser filtering set to prevent certain downloaded file types from opening?
 

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I have two users in my Laptop, I had activated the hidden administrator account and have two users, I had password protected my administrator account with a measly password but forgot it the next day,I now can use only the user account which has no privileges, so ,to reset my password i tried to install windows password recovery but i cant open it because the user is under user account control and so i cant even open the file without entering the password ..... Please help

A:Forgot administrator password,Cannot open downloaded files

One of these tutorials might be able to help you.

User Account - Reset Password in Windows 7

Password Reset : Using System Restore in Windows 7

Password Reset

We have limited methods that we can use because of the forum rules.
6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

Please read.
http://www.sevenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules

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My Microsoft Word 2010 on my Windows 7 Pro 64 bit OS will not open any .docx or .doc file that I download from the internet (Mozilla Firefox 17, Chrome, and IE). Not from email, my colleges webserver, even other websites.

It WILL open the file if I hit "run" or "Open in word". But if I hit save, or save as, and save it anywhere it wont open and it gives me this error.

Using open and repair does not work. Any help?
It will open files already on my HDD. The files will open on other computers.

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This error message can appear for several reasons.
The document may be corrupt or damaged. Use either the Recover Text converter or the Open and Repair feature. Both are available from the Open dialog.
NOTE: If you have opened a file that is attached to an e-mail message, it is recommended that you save the file to a local hard disk first before attempting to recover or repair the file.
The Open and Repair feature is available from the Open dialog box. To open and attempt a repair, click the File tab, click Open, and then navigate to the damaged file and click it once. Instead of clicking the Open button at the bottom right of the dialog box, click the down arrow to the right of the button and select Open and Repair from the menu. If the file can be recovered, it will open and appear in the document work area.
The Recover Text converter is available from the Open dialog box and appears in the Files of type drop down list. It appears in... Read more

A:Word wont open files downloaded from the internet

Have you installed the converter/compatibility packs?

office converter pack 2010 - Search Microsoft.com

Also, make sure that the file types are associated with your Word program.

Go to Start, Control Panel, Default Programs, Associate a file type with a protocol or program to check associations.

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Ive been trying for about an hour now to disable the stopid message saying are you sure you want to open this file? i got to a site wich got me to internet settings of windows. made custom profile for zone and disabled the warning if i want to open those files.

Applied settings, tried to open a random exe file i downloaded and now i dont have permissions at all anymore to open a downloaded file...wtf! I tried defaulting settings but no luck. stopid windows likes messings with me.

How can i revert this? and make sure that stopid message is never going to show up again?

A:Cant open downloaded files (windows message no permission)

Hello borgqueenx,

The tutorial below can help show you how to unblock a downloaded file to turn off the "Open File - Security Warning" message for it.

Open File - Security Warning : Unblock File

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am a novice but am assuming I have or had a bug that altered my hard drive.  I ran AVG and and vaulted anything suggested I also cleared all cookies and cleaned the recycle bin.  Everything seems to be running fine now EXCEPT that anything I try to download or run seems to be disappearing. 
I regularly download zip files with pictures for work via YouSentIt.  Now when I download I get the usual dialog box, pick where I want the file to download and it looks like it completes the process.  Then I open my picture file and the download is not there.
 
Please don't suggest I download a file...because I can't! I've tried so many forums that give links to download and nothing happens.  I even tried in safe mode and still unable to do anything!
 
Please HELP! I dont know what to do next.
 
Thank you!

A:Download problems-Unable to open or run downloaded files-IE or Chrome

Welcome aboard
 
Please download Farbar Service Scanner Download Link and run it on the computer with the issue.
NOTE. Use another working computer to download the above tool and transfer it to THIS computer using USB flash drive.
Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet Services
Windows Firewall
System Restore
Security Center/Action Center
Windows Update
Windows Defender
Other Services

Press "Scan".
It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.
Please copy and paste the log to your reply.

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O.S. Windows 7 professional.
Preferred search engine is Firefox using a google toolbar.
I have recently downloaded a number of videos which I need to conver into MPEG format to enable and old friend to view on his TV through a CD/DVD player.
The original meduim is You Tube which I downloaded through Fastest tube in using FLV format.
The folders are lodged in my downloads library where I have been unable to open them and I have no idea where the have been located.
 
I would be gratful if somone can assit me.

A:Unable to open downloaded video files from download library.

Google "convert FLV to MPEG" without the quotation marks.
You should find a free converter at cnet in the first entry. 
Don't forget to watch the install carefully to UNcheck the install of any "extras".

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Hi everyone,

Im having a total nightmare with my laptop, Ive had it for about a year and for some reason whenever I tried to download files/applications it would come up "curupt file", after a very long time trying to look for answers, i decided to save all my files and I used system restore and wiped everything off my laptop and restored the laptop to "factory settings".
After doing this I tried to download firefox and then "invalid digital signature" poped up underneath the download, so i ran the file anyway and "curupt file" appeared.
I tried downloading google chrome and the same thing happend, its happens to everything now that i try and download.

I could really do with some help on this as no one seems what I can do, also I was toled to try and download mulwarebytes, but everytime i try and download it the same things happens.

i hope someone can help me.

A:restored laptop to factory settings cant open downloaded files

I would run a disk diagnostic. If you can't download a diagnostic program see if you can find one on a bootable CD that you can get somebody to burn for you. The diagnostic program will vary depending who made your hard drive. First thing to rule out is if the HD if going bad.

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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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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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whenever i download anything from the internet and when i open it .it says me to accept.i accept.then a shield like symbol appears on the task bar and when i click it its gone.plz help

A:cant open anything that is downloaded

Koushal,

I'm afraid that isn't very clear which is probably why you did not receive an answer. But it sounds like one of two things is possibly happening... either the file you have downloaded and are trying to open is being blocked by your anti-virus, or by your firewall. Or if by "open" you mean you are trying to install it, it could be you don't have admin rights to install, so it's a Windows UAC 'shield' you see.

To increase your chances of getting help, I would suggest taking a screenshot of the 'shield' if it sticks long enough, or of the msg you see right before the shield appears.

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I downloaded children of the nile and it won't open - :

http://www.tiltedmill.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4476
 

A:Just downloaded - Won't open!

I don't think anyone is going to help you unless it was a legit download that you payed for....
 

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Some downloaded will not open getting message:

"Thie program is blocked by group policy. For more information, contact your system administrator"

I am the administrator on my own personal computer. No one else uses it.
 

A:Some downloaded will not open...

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My computer has problems:

* Very slow processing
* Internet Explorer cannot read video files and cannt open any files to be downloaded
* firefox is no longer working

I ran HijackThis and I am uploading the resulting log file

I would really appreciate if you could get back to me as soon as possible.

Thank you !!
Guy Gaudreault
Gatineau
Canada
[email protected]

A:IE can't open video files, can't open attachment files; Firefox not working; computer very slow

Hi , I am uploading the DDS output.

thank you.
Guy

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Itunes won't open even after i opened it! What do I do? And when I tried to open Windows Task Manager all I could find was the ItunesHelper... Can you help?

A:I can't get my Itunes to open even when I downloaded it!

Uninstall iTunes and other related software and restart, then reinstall iTunes.

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Hi!

I downloaded a game file from Kazaa. It's file format says .vxd and I can't figure out what it is or how to open it.

Any suggestions?

(I have Windows 98.)
 

A:downloaded.vxd file...can't open

.vxd is a virtual device driver, not a game. It may in fact be a virus.
With all the viruses making the rounds through Kazaa, Run an online virus scan at either of the following two:

http://housecall.antivirus.com/

http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/com/
 

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I am trying to download & open a file from a website. The file extension is .xls. It downloads just fine. But am not able to open it. In IE 9 I get the error message "Internal Server Error. Please contact system administrator" If I try to open in Office 2010 Home & Student (Excel, Word, etc) I get the error message "The file you are trying to open, d.htm, is in a different format than specified by the file extension. Verify that the file is not corrupted and is from a trusted source before opening the file" On the website I am downloading from the files name is followed by .xls. After downloading, it's name appears as d.htm. I've tried changing the name and opening with everything I can think of to no avail. I have no trouble with any other download. I have a friend with the exact same OS as mine with the same Office 2010 who can download and open with no problem. It opens automatically in Excel for him. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. I'm desperate! Thank you.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2804 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1274 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 186817 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 029DYC, , .4QQZ2M1.CN1296104900D4.
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Help. Can not open downloaded file

exactly how are you trying to download it? Can you post the link here? (right click on the link and select copy link location or whatever browser you're using has on its context menu)

Is your friend doing exactly the same steps as you and does he/she have the same browser?
 

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HELP:
For the past 2 days I can't open various programs anymore. Examples; Limewire & Adobe Acrobat.
I get no error message, they just never open. Any ideas?

Murph

A:Can't open downloaded programs

Noting you mentioned Limewire, I'd say you've either got a viral infection already, or those files you downloaded are just viruses in disguise, and every time you run them you run the virus. Do you have a virus scanner installed? If not, you should get AVG and install it (when you've finished clearing your machine).

First job is to scan your pc with both of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
Housecall Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.

Let us know what the results of the scans are.

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Hi,

Ive just installed Windows 7 Pro and im struggling to open a downloaded file. Ive downloaded MSE 64-Bit and it wont work together with Speccy. The file is there in downloads but nothing happens.

The other issue is that in my browsers, Chrome and IE9 the pages seem like they have not loaded correctly.

Can you assist please.

Mick

A:Cant open downloaded file

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Are you saying you can't install MSE with Speccy running?
If that's the case, exit Speccy and try to install MSE.

Can you post screen prints of what you see for the browser problems, and explain what is wrong?
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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I'm trying to download Lavasoft Adaware to my new laptop. I have downloaded this program to other computers several times with no problems. Now I am getting the message:

"Windows cannot open this file.
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program created it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs on your computer."

The online option gives me a "page cannot be displayed" message. The manual option gives me a list of programs; I haven't tried them all, but none have worked so far, and none seem appropriate to this progam.

I have tried both opening the program while downloading, and saving it to my computer. Windows XP professional is my operating system.
 

A:cannot open downloaded file

are you logged on as the administrator?
 

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I am trying to open music that I have downloaded from datpiff.com. Datpiff allows users to download mixtapes for free. (This site is legal. Artists and djs ditribute these mixtapes for free on this site for promotional use. These are not album songs.) In the past I have had no problems downloading and opening these mixtapes. Normally I would save the the mixtapes as a zip folder on my computer. However, I think I messed this process up. After downloading a mixtape, I changed the "open with" option to "open with iTunes." Now all of the mixtapes I have downloaded no longer are folders (each mixtape no longer has the folder icon next to its name). Rather, the mixtapes have the iTunes logo next to its name. In the past, in order to open and listen to a mixtape, all I had to do was double click on the mixtape folder. However, now when I try to double click or open a mixtape, my iTunes program pops up but nothing happens (a song doesn't play and I do not see the tracks of the mixtape). How can I fix this problem? PS I have Windows Vista.
 

A:Can't open downloaded music

Right click on one of the music files, and select "open with", then select the program you want to use, tick the box, "always use this program to open this type of file", hit Ok

.
 

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I'm running IE on XP and have been unable to open any programs I'm dowloading. For example Firefox..it will say "unable to verify publisher" then say file is corrupt. Same goes for IE7 upgrade or any adware or spyware.

Do I need to change my settings? Help!

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Hi Im new here and I hope Im doing this right.
Please help me if you can. I have a gmail account. It recommended me to download internet explorer 7 optimized for google. Now I cant open anything that considers me using a dropdown option. I get a block. But when I click on the bar that pops up and click on setting I cant get that to open either. Nor can I open internet options. It just flashes on for a split second then disapears. I also cant add anything to favorites. And I cant get my links bar back up either. Nothings working and Im getting to mad
Please help me.
Thank you, Anela

A:Downloaded IE7 and now cant open some things

Welcome to the forum . . where did you downlooad IE7 from? . . if any source other than Microsoft, that is probably the problem

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I have lots saved in Google Drive, but any progs I downloaded will not open.

And I cannot see where a download from I/net goes to?

A:Cant open my downloaded progs

You already have a thread open for this. PLease stick with that one.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-s...ogs-drive.html

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Downloaded avast twice and cannot open....

After downloading, when I click the program on download page I get this message.

c:\users\computer\programs\setup_av_free.exe is not a valid Win32 application

The saga: Restored computer to a couple of days ago because I couldn't completely remove programs I downloaded and didn't like.

When I booted up today, my avg antivirus was missing and I had a "no virus protection" warning from MS. AVG was still on computer but I couldn't open it.

So, I downloaded avast, which I used to use and liked but cannnot get it to work.

Am now in the process of downloading avira to see if that will work.

Also, earthlink has been sending me emails saying it has stopped emails containing viruses. They never did that before and I've had the account for about two years. ST
 

A:Downloaded avast and cannot open....

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Can you suggest to me please how to fix corrupt RAR files? I´ve download a RAR file and finally I got a message that my RAR file is corrupt.. is there a tool to fix it?Can someone help me with this?

A:The downloaded archive does not open

Read this: http://www.isunshare.com/blog/how-t...

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Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?I am having problems opening .doc and .xls and .jpg files in some (but not all) folders in my folder tree, e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\(username)\My Documents\Folder X. However, Folders Y and Z are apparently unaffected. This has arisen only recently.My system is Windows XP (Home), and SP2 upgraded to SP3.MSWORD EXAMPLE:- On opening a Word file (whether from Word or from Windows Explorer) I receive this dialog box;"File Conversion - (filename).doc""Select the encoding that makes your document readable." The already selected button is "Other encoding" and the suggested code is "Japanese". The preview pane shows only an array of characters, all the same.On trying to select the button "Windows (Default)", the preview changes to a continuous array of lower-case xxxxxxx. On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Auto-Select", the selected code returns itself to "Japanese" with the display as already noted above.On returning to the "Other encoding" option and trying "Western European (Windows)", the display reverts to the Windows Default style as already noted above, lines of xxxxxxx. I am unable to open the file.MSEXCEL EXAMPLE:- On opening an Excel file, all I get is an immensely long string of a character in ... Read more

A:Unwanted encoding messages on opening MSWord files. Inability to open MSExcel files and picture files. Apparently corrupted files?

This sounds like it might be a malware infection.

Have you run any scans lately?

Did you download BackUp4All from a reputable source?

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I just downloaded some new pictures from my camera and when I try to open them on my computer it gives me an error message saying it's an unsupported format. The file is there and the size is correct I'm just not able to open it. It's saved as a JPEG and I've tried emailed them back to myself and they do email in the entirety but I'm just not able to open the file. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
 

A:I cannot open my newly downloaded pictures

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i extracted the fles and there all archives theres no exe. fil and i cant figure out how to run it can somebody help me it ok me like 13 hours to download and i cant open it
help Nick
 

A:i downloaded a game from KAZAA an i cant open it

how do i open archived game files??
 

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I recently stopped using Adobe in favor of the Foxit Reader for pdf's. Downloaded pdf's now do not open when the download is completed. I have to go to the list of downloaded files and double-click on the file in order to open it with Foxit Reader. When I was using Adobe they would open automatically upon completion of download.

How do I configure Firefox and/or Foxit Reader to open the downloaded pdf upon completion of download?
 

A:Solved: Open pdf's downloaded from browser

In Firefox (20), click Tools > Options > Applications.

Scroll down the list to Portable Document Format (PDF) and choose Foxit Reader Plugin for Mozilla.
 

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I'm not sure if this is the right area to place this question, but here it is.

I downloaded iTunes v4.7.1 with a program called FreshDownload. FreshDownload uses 4 streams to download the programs faster. The problem is that after I downloaded it, it appeared in the folder I told it to, but I cannot open it. The icon looks like the Internet Explorer icon on a blank sheet of paper.

How do I open it? What do I need to do to it?

Any help would save the the time of a redownload and any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Solved: cannot open downloaded file

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Is it possible for Internet Explorer 9 to automatically open a file for a given filetype/extension? Previous versions would do this.

For example, every time I click a .PDF file to download, the yellow bar opens on the botton saying "Do you want to open or save xxx.pdf... from website.com". My .PDF are associated with Adobe Reader (Open With..always), yet it keeps asking to open it. Same thing with other file types like .ICA for citrix access, .docx for Office etc.

A:IE9: How to automatically OPEN/RUN downloaded file?

Hello Blake and welcome to Seven Forums.

Scroll down about 2/3 of the way on page 1 to RojasC and also see the last entry page 2.

How can I set IE9 to open download files automatically ? - Microsoft Answers

I think Microsoft made it more difficult as part of the enhanced security in IE9 compared to previous versions. See this previous Seven Forums thread:

How to Auto Run Downloaded Files in IE 9

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i have been trying to download a program to record my desktop and my voice, so i could do some pc gaming walkthroughs. well, when i download programs to do so, they work fine. until i close them. when i try to open them again, they do not respond. they dont do anything. just a little loading indicator, then nothing happens. it is frustrating... help me please! i have an hp mini 210 series and i used chrome to download the programs. the program currently on my desktop is called "webinaria."
 

A:downloaded programs wont open

It seems to be that webinaria is not fully compatible with your PC. I am using Camtasia screen recording software. It has all those features that you are looking for. So I would like to recommend you must try it.

Thanks
 

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Hello,
I am trying to open the driver "Video_AMD_W7_A06_Setup-RYC6Y_ZPE", along with a few others to update my hardware. Obviously the driver did not self-install upon downloading, as the Dell download site reported would happen.
When I double click on the driver file I get as far as the beginning of extraction and am then prompted with a dialogue box saying,
"This self-extracting zip file is part of a multidisk zip file. Please insert the last disk of the set" Ok/Cancel."
After cancelling another box appears and it says,
"An error occured while unzipping. One or more files were not successfully unzipped. The error code is 190."
I'd like to update my drivers but the process doesn't seem to be working properly.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this?
Thanks.

A:Can't open downloaded video driver

Hi cdnkevin,
I appreciate your efforts to fix the issue and suggest you to redownload the drivers again from our drivers download page.
Right click on the file and select "Run as Administrator" option.
If the extraction process displays the same error, then please provide the link to the driver, so that we can check and help fix it.

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All keys/passwords from my programs were in a folder (named Software).
After buying a new program I tried to include it in the key.txt file in that folder
The file had disappeared
But a few days before I had uploaded the Software folder to Google Drive. So I downloaded it.
The key.txt file appeared but I could not open it.
There is a lens at the right of the file which when scanned upon, says "view file in folder"
When I click on it, a message, on a black background, says 
Unable to locate document with ID "about 25 letters and numbers"
It does not admit a copy and paste and goes away after a couple of seconds.
So I painfully wrote down the whole string, about 4 characters at a time because the message would go away.
I entered all these characters in Google Search and got no answer (this has not been found).
How can I recover my programs passwords should the PC crash, or if I wish to reinstall or something, without having to contact the program manufacturer.
I cannot call the support telephone because I live in South America, and long distance calls are very expensive. And, many times, you cannot find a place in their sites for written support requests.
Could anybody help me with this, please?

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Hi everyone

I bought and dowloaded the game law and order criminal intent 2 dark obbession from yahoo download section of their website. But the problem is once it is installed I cannot open the game to activate it, so I can play it. I have installed the game from the download page which did not open then I used teh add remove programmes to remove from my computer and then tried the link from the email confirmation of payment and that would not open, also tried the free trial to see if I could open it that way but no joy

My OS is microsoft windiws xp home edition(5.1 build 2600)
my processor is Intel petium 4 CPU3.06Ghz
my memory is 510MB ram

I have tried to find the email address for tech support for yahoo games but cannot find it.
so if anyone has any ideas how to get this working or the email fir tech support stick it on the forum and thanks.
 

A:cannot open downloaded game from yahoo

http://uk.download.games.yahoo.net/faqdesk_send_request?aff=t_25oa_ukca

try that
 

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No matter what I do or how I try and install it for some reason I am not able to install any exes. I click it. The cursor loads for a second and then nothing happens. Programs already installed work fine but it wont allow me to install or start up anything else

A:Cannot open exes downloaded from internet.

Run as Administrator. Also make sure your Firewall or AV isn't set to block.

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Hi all,

I got a free HP Pavilion dv6000 laptop from my roommate which had Vista Home Premium 32-bit on it and was bogged down with bloat. It also suffers from having a Core Duo CPU & just a gig of RAM. I had a couple of old DDR2 RAM sticks for a laptop which I tried to use to double the RAM, but the laptop only has two RAM slots. :\ I uninstalled a number of useless programs I didn't need & installed a few I thought I would need such as A/V, anti-malware & an updated Firefox. I then installed SP1, SP2, Platform Update & Platform Update Supplement. Then my real problems began.

I wanted to install CCleaner & a defrag program, but have been unable to open any of the programs in my download folder since patching the OS. At first I thought it was a known bug with CCleaner; however I found an article on Microsoft.com regarding this issue & followed the steps to recreate my Temp folder. That article can be found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/932142

I followed the steps outlined in the article with the end result being I'm now locked out of my Temp folder? I don't know the significance of that or whether further steps need to be taken in this regard.

I have tried several different programs, but am still unable to open the downloaded executable in any way - double clicking, right clicking, run as administrator, using the open command from the shell - nothing works.

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A:Unable to open any downloaded exe since patching OS

For whatever reason I am unable to edit my post, but wanted to add a couple of other things I've done. Not sure if they're pertinent, but did a search of the forums for my issue and saw others who had made suggestions to somewhat similar circumstances. I've disabled UAC and Windows Defender. BitDefender A/V and Spybot Search and Destroy have been running. I have tried disabling them while attempting to open downloaded executables with no joy. Running sfc /scannow is not an option since I don't have a Vista disc. I just ran msconfig and disabled a number of startup programs, so we'll see how that goes; but I'm not optimistic..

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I screwed up. Did disk cleanup and defrag as I regularly do and must have dumped something I normally don't do.
 
Symptoms:
 
Any feature of HP will no longer open, though the HP "picture" launches.
 
Behinf the picture a window opens which I can't see or drag.
 
Another window, for example, Document Viewer will open. I can drag it to view it.
 
Regardless of the viewer window, it will say the same thing (not the exact words); the feature you are trying to use is on a cd rom or other removeable disk ...
 
The same deal happens with photos I downloaded from a forum. ( I downloaded them to my newer computer and they open fine).
 
On my XP PC, if I choose an application like IrfanView it'll say "Can't read file header! Unknown file format or file not found!
 
If I try to open a photo via HP Image Zone I get "the feature you are trying to use is on a cd rom or other removeable disk ..."
 
None of my photos will open now.
 
Even though I have several System Restore dates to choose from, after it runs through restore, restarts the PC, I get a window which includes "system restore incomplete".
 
Prior to my monthly "cleanup", all was well.
 
If this is of any help. The pics I download which won't open have the IrfanView logo instead of a thumbnail. Most of those pics are posted by folks via photobucket. I went to photobucket and download 3-4. One of them actually downloaded normally and the others downloaded and wouldn't op... Read more

A:HP Features and New Downloaded Photos Won't Open

Forgot a biggie. What started this all was I turned my PC on. As my desktop came up I had a window which was trying to load / download "Walmart Music Store Download". Something about the folder, .msi, etc not being there. I couldn't get rid of it. I could temporarily kill the process then it would come back. This was time coincident with a popup I was getting that my Windows OS might not be real. I found an online solution to disable the "Windows" might not be real popup but I don't remember how I killed the Walmart window. Years ago I did download a few music files from Walmart.

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i got a file over internet from a friend, when i tried to open this file, an error message popped up saying "windows cannot run this .txt file." i clicked ok and another error message popped up saying "operation failed (16384)" what should i do?

also, if i cant change the file type or i cant somehow open/look at the file with it still being .txt...what should my freind do before sending it because it worked on his comp

Thanks for the help
 

A:can't open i file i downloaded from a freind

Exactly what is this file or program supposed to do when run or opened?

And is it a text file on his system, or did he just send it to as a text file to get around zipping it?
 

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Ok i was downloading images off limewire but thats not the problem the folder i keep most of the stuff i use of my computer is "C:\My Downloads" ok i must have downloaded a corrupt image or something cos now when i hover the cursor over this folder, explorer closes, whenever i try to open the folder it closes, so basically i have no access to this folder.
Theres no error message it just closes explorer (taskbar, explorer window) i need this to be fixed because everything i use on my computer is in that folder
Please help will be appreciated greatly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

A:Downloaded Something, Now Folder Wont Open

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I tried to download a WinRAR program using the google search bar.
The first link (actually an ad, but I was not being careful enough) was
WinRAR Free Download (from software-watcher.com)
winrar.software-watcher.com
I thought it was "legit" so clicked the download. I then started the installation but suddenly realized the file icon looked "unfamiliar". I stopped the installation half-way and cancelled it (I was prompted with "the installation is not complete" and asked if I really want to cancel it).
 
I went back to google search and saw the legitimate WinRAR from www.rarlab.com.
 
Google search suggests software-watcher.com sends out adwares through free downloaded programs (?not confirmed).
 
I've since deleted the "WinRAR" from software-watcher but am not sure if any adware has been installed and activated. As the program was installed in a company's computer (and I am NOT the administrator), I do not know if the computer is equipped with anti-adware programs.
 
Before I ask our IT guys to check the computer, I am soliciting input from experts on this forum. 
 
Any input will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

A:downloaded a file (exe) but did not(?) open it - would i still be infected?

Google search suggests software-watcher.com sends out adwares through free downloaded programs (?not confirmed).

Confirmed Now !!!
Sweet IM, Program and Toolbar and chances of other unwanted adware programs, will be downloaded from software-watcher.com.
They do mention it on their site, if you take the time to read the fine print, regardless of what you do with downloaded programs.
These programs stay installed even if you delete all downloaded programs ..........
 
I would run these 2 programs first -
 
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
* NOTE : Please close or save all work, as the computer will be Rebooted
*  Double-click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
* Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
* Click on the Scan button. (only once)
* AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
* After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
* Click on the Clean button. (only once)
* Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
* Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
* After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
Only if you wish to, then please continue -
* Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
*... Read more

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After i download file and install it it says VAFS stopped working Problem signature. 9 problem signatures.#9 Systeninvalid operation exception os version 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3 Local ID: 1033

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when i download a file, Windows ask me if i want to save or open, if i choose open then i don't have to specify a location. later, i would be asked again to confirm open the downloaded file. if the answer is no, that would be the end. but where is the file now? how to locate it to delete it?

A:where is the file that i just downloaded but decide not to open?

Unless you specify a different location, files are downloaded to:

C:\users\your name\downloads

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Downloaded avast and can't open programs now. Wasn't able to open mail but I fixed that
can't open office and I tried to do a reinstall it won't allow me to I think there are files missing 
so how do I get them backs?
 
tks chuck

A:Downloaded avast and can't open programs now.

Perform a restore before avast.

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I have recently installed Microsoft office 2010 (student package) on my windows 8 laptop.

Every time I try to open a Powerpoint presentation from a source online or download it and then open it, I keep getting a message saying that Powerpoint has 'stopped working' and that the problem event name is 'Bex.'

I can open Powerpoint normally and make my own presentation and open presentations off my pen drive.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software, but this makes no different.

How do I make Powerpoint work?
 

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Stupid story. I got an email that i was unsure if it was the real company i use or a scam. So i went ahead and contacted the 100% real company through their customer service and asked about the email i got. THEY SAID IT WAS LEGITIMATE. So i clicked on a link in the email that downloaded a .src to my computer. Obviously my red flags go up for good. I did not open it but had still downloaded it. I'm running the usual Malwarebytes and Avast scans- nothing so far, but do i need to be very worried about a virus?

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I am trying to open documents that I receive from vendors that have photos and text on them. The system first brings up scanners and cameras page with nothing in it. The if I try to choose open with... I can not seem to find a program to open them. Do you have any ideas?
Thanks
Kris

A:Open downloaded docs and pics on Win 7

You need to have a program to open them with. Do you have Windows Office?

If you don't you can download OpenOffice http://download.openoffice.org/
Be sure to un-check any extras they have bundled with it ...like Yahoo Browser, etc.

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Hi all, I'm new here and sure could use some help. Somehow I was infected with a nasty virus, but I think I managed to clean it up, or at least I think so. However, now I cannot do many things on my computer. I can't upload files to email, I can't change the wallpaper or screensaver on my computer, I can't open any .exe files, and most programs will not open.

I've tried many internet searches for these problems and tried to run various scans and registry fixes, but nothing seems to work. I'd really rather not use the repair install cd but I'm afraid I might have to.

So, it seems to me that files are corrupted and something is blocking me from using my computer. It is very frustrating and I could sure use your advice. Thank you.

A:Can't open most programs, upload files, change settings, or open .exe files

Oh and please don't ask me to download any .exe files, because I can't run them!!

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Hello everyone.

I've been googling and googling ang googling about this issue since I got this computer, I cannot for the life of me fix it, and I am about to go pay a man down the road to fix it because to me, it is a hardware issue, but I am exhausting all options before I have to go and spend even more money.

I bought a computer online, I wont say the store as the owner is literally insane, but he insists what I am experiencing is a software issue, and therefore won't help (I've had the computer two weeks at time of writing) so please can someone help me! I'm incredibly frustrated.

When I first got the computer I went and did what anyone would do - I installed chrome and went off to look for anti viruses.
Download AVG - click install - nothing happens. No error. Just nothing.
Same with Avast.

Obviously, I have managed to install chrome, but nothing else will install.
Updates will install, but only after a lot of restarting and errors.

I have done a recovery when I first uncounted these problems, and then two clean installs since to see if it would help.
I am still having the same issues and I would appreciate any troubleshooting people can offer.

I have checked my router firmware is up to date, I have reinstalled registry files even though I know this will make no difference. I've enabled and then disabled every windows firewall I can find & UAC.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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A:My computer won't open .exe or install most things downloaded.

Hi and welcome to the Forum.
I am assuming this is a second hand computer? That being so have you got the Windows installation disc? What do you mean when you say you have reinstalled registry files . What files ?

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Hello everyone.

I've been googling and googling ang googling about this issue since I got this computer, I cannot for the life of me fix it, and I am about to go pay a man down the road to fix it because to me, it is a hardware issue, but I am exhausting all options before I have to go and spend even more money.

I bought a computer online, I wont say the store as the owner is literally insane, but he insists what I am experiencing is a software issue, and therefore won't help (I've had the computer two weeks at time of writing) so please can someone help me! I'm incredibly frustrated.

When I first got the computer I went and did what anyone would do - I installed chrome and went off to look for anti viruses.
Download AVG - click install - nothing happens. No error. Just nothing.
Same with Avast.

Obviously, I have managed to install chrome, but nothing else will install.
Updates will install.
I have done a recovery when I first uncounted these problems,

A:My computer won't open .exe or install most things downloaded.

Sorry, I seem to have posted this twice! if an admin could delete this it'd be awesome

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Hello, i'm wondering if it is possible to change a open with option back to unknown application on some files. i accidentally clicked open with the picture opener and its stuck on it now. how can i revert this? step by step if possible.

Thank you.

A:How to change a file's open with program to when i first downloaded it

Go to Default Programs in Control Panel open it, select Set your Default Programs. First off you need to know the extension of this file you do not want any program to open, example, jpeg, gif..etc.. Select each program that can open this file and uncheck that extension for it, then would be back to unknown.

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Before posting I tried to follow instructions and downloaded DDS to the desktop but when I tried to run it, my computer opened a box asking me what program to use to open/run it.... I could not get it to run.

I have Malewarebytes and Bitdefender but when I try to run those the same problem exists.

It seems any .exe program won't work.

I tried to run in safe mode but that triggered only a blue error screen telling me that windows was shut down because it detected a problem and said to run antivirus.

In the control panel I tried to access add/remove software but it won't allow access.

I have Windows XP.

Don't know where to begin and appreciate your assistance.

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I have run firefox on this pc (XP Pro) with no problems last month, but since I started using opera recently I couldnt get firefox to open this month.

I've uninstalled firefox, re-downloaded it, and installed it again with no open programs in the background at the time of doing so, still won't open.

Any idea why this might be happening?

My system should be very clean too because I have had some HijackThis logs examined and ran all the usual anti-spyware/virus etc and my system should be very clean now.
 

A:Downloaded & installed Firefox but it doesnt open!

Close Firefox first, then:
Delete your parent.lock file in your profile folder.
Start> Run> type: %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox
Open the Profile > then the default folder and find the parent.lock file and delete it.
If that doesn't work, then create a new profile. When you uninstall Firefox,
it doesn't delete your profile folder and it could be corrupt.
 

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ok here's the deal, I have vista home premium, lately the computer when starting, and sometimes during operation desktop loses icons they go into system32 folder,the program "Hulu" will not run. Also there are some important vista updates that will not install. Can anyone out there give me a little assistance...
 

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Whenever I download something from the internet, It usaully ends up as a ZIP file that I can't open, because "It is not associated with anything". I checked My computer/view/folder option/ZIP, and then I clicked on actions: open with. Sure enough, there was nothing listed. Does anyone know a applicaton that can open ZIP files common on a win.98 system? I think WIN.ZIP does the work, but I don't have it. If you do know if there is an application to open ZIP files can you also tell me if it's avalible to download for free on the net? (I spent my allowance, and therefore is flat broke for the next month or two.)

Thank You very much
Tom
 

A:(Solved) Can't open internet downloaded ZIP file

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I tried again but it is not open

A:Whatsapp downloaded, installed but not open as icon

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question I tried again but it is not open can you remove it and install it again?
What device is this and on what OS?
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previously downloaded d-link application...had no problems with connection .recently down loaded windows 10.Now cannot open...message blocked by administrator-unsafe application.How to unblock

A:Can't open downloaded D-link app after Windows 10 upgrade

You don't say what application it is or give its file type. Without further information all I can suggest is to right click the file, go to Properties and see if it says it's blocked. If so hit the Unblock button then Apply/OK your way out.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hello. So I have recently reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate and being a noob I forgot to back up my drivers. I'm pretty positive that all of my drivers are updated my system works fine, I can play the games I play and have sound etc etc.

I'm noticing most of the new programs I download do not open at all, or are fickle.

For example I had battle.net and Heroes of the Storm installed. For awhile battle.net would prompt to run as admin then would pop up the icon in the bottom right but would not open. when i open the hidden icons dropdown it would disappear. It was downloaded to my x86 programs folder. I uninstalled reinstalled in program files and it works. I also have a program files x68 which has nothing in it. no clue where that came from.

Last night I downloaded a VoIP client called Curse and it won't open at all. Target Path is
"C:\Users\__name__\AppData\Roaming\Curse Client\Bin\Curse.exe" however when i click on my "name" folder AppData is not present


OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name _________________
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model Rfrb HPE-510t
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date AMI 7.11, 3/18/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\sys... Read more

A:Downloaded programs do not open (usually) Recent Reformat

Programs like Slim Drivers cause more issues than they solve.

Appdata should be hidden. Enable display of hidden folders in folder properties.

Download and scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free.

Run in cmd: sfc /scannow

As far as I know Curse Client (I used it for WoW add ons) is not a VoIP app.

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Today I bought a car and called my insurance company to change my insurance and to get a new insurance card. They emailed a pdf file with the new card. When I clicked to download it, I clicked "Open", not save. It began to download, showing how much time was left, etc., then suddenly stopped and a box labled "Microsoft Photo Editor" popped up in the center of the screen, and in the box was, "Unknown File Format". What does this mean? I just went to several sights and had no problem downloading pdf files, so it can't be a problem with that.What does MS Photo Editor have to do pdf files?

A:Downloaded PDF file won't open in MS Photo Editor app

You are using the wrong application, MS Photo Editor cannot open PDF files.You need to open them with Adobe Reader.Right-click any PDF file and choose "Open with", then choose/highlight "Adobe Reader" in the box which shows suggested applications.Tick the little check-box for "Always use this program to open files of this type", then click 'OK'.Now all PDF files should open with Adobe Reader when you double-click them.message edited by phil22

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If I download a Zip file from a website using Firefox 4, or3, the resulting opened file is gibberish. If I do it with explorer 8 or 9 it is fine.
Visible differences are that in opening the file downloaded with explorer it becomes a PDF file and opens sensibly. In explorer the file to be downloaded is SG33V10.zip and this becomes becomes SG33V10.pdf.In Firefox the downloaded file has added a 1.htm to the zip ending and than makes a mess of opening it -the file to be downloaded is SG33V10.zip and on downloading this becomes SG33V10.zip-1.htm which on opening is rubbish

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8400 @ 3.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3325 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 59999 MB, Free - 14500 MB; D: Total - 408575 MB, Free - 394532 MB;
Motherboard: Shuttle Inc, FG33, V10, 0
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Firefox 4(or 3) does not open zip file downloaded from web site

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When I try to open it, I get just a very brief flash of the RealPlayer icon, then it goes
away and nothing more happens.

What gives?

Any help much appreciated, I had quite a lot of stuff saved in it I don't want to lose.

Thanks!
 

A:Real Player downloaded some type of update now won't open

Might be something to do with the new mailbox set -up, check to see if your Anti virus is not blocking this device. 'Real Player' just send out something similar to what MSN do if your logged in to Instant Messenger and you receive an Email. You get sent a 'Pop up' and an audible notice (sound effect) of "news from Real Player" almost like a RSS feed although it's automated.
 

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Window xp here is the error I get on the event viewer 0x00002039 which appears to be multiple DSAs are trying to open. System has sp3 with latest updates

Thanks Kenny
 

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I am having trouble with .exe files that I want to open when downloaded, rtg games and flash up dates.
I did run malware bytes and norton and they found no problems.
Thanks.

nortoTech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Duron(tm) Processor, x86 Family 6 Model 3 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 639 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Technologies, Inc. 3D RAGE PRO AGP 2X, 8 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 131037 MB, Free - 87317 MB;
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A:Downloaded .exe programs wont open get installer error

Hi KENNYKA9CZO, and welcome to TSG.

Exactly what do the error messages say?

Are you using an XP user account with administration privileges?
 

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Got the Flash uninstaller and ran it to clean out old versions per the Adobe site, then downloaded & run the new version. The Adobe site said the install was successful. I rebooted as directed.

Tried to open a saved RealPlayer flv video download, didn't open (I've uninstalled RealPlayer). Instead the "choose app" window opened, and the Flash 10 wasn't listed.

Went into Start Programs and it's not in there.

Did a Search and nothing came up.

Went into Remove Programs and it does show in there, but is listed
as a Plugin. Don't understand exactly what that means.

Why doesn't it show up in Programs, or in the Select Application window?

Where does it say it's always got to be so complicated?

Thx for explaining things to me!!
 

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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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