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Problems installing downloaded files

Q: Problems installing downloaded files

Hi I'm running XP pro with sp3 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop.

In the last 24 hours I've tried to download and install an Nvdia video card driver and Win media player 11 on my desktop by downloading them on my laptop. Both downloads where from the official software vendor sites.

Can download the files without any problem, but cannot install them....

...the error message mentions 'cannot unpack cab files - a lack of disk space - file maybe corrupted'. This is both on my laptop and my desktop (which isn't connected to the internet - XP pro sp2)

Notably xp isn't recognising the 'publisher' on new downloads but does on older downloads.

I've uninstalled all xp updates backdated till the 13/01/2010 - but with no success. I have also ran CCleaner, XP_Fix logon, Lavasoft, and a full Avira scan. Problem remains?

Any help appreciated
thanks dom

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Hi I'm running XP pro with sp3 on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop.

In the last 24 hours I've tried to download and install an Nvdia video card driver and Win media player 11 on to my desktop pc by downloading them on my laptop. Both downloads where from the official software vendor sites.

Can download the files without any problem, but cannot install them....

...the error message: Extracting file failed. It is most likely caused by low memmory (low disk space for swapping file) or corrupted Cabinet file.

This is both on my laptop and my desktop (which isn't connected to the internet - XP pro sp2). Both have 1gig RAM and plenty of hard disk space.

Notably xp isn't recognising the 'publisher', even on a microsoft download, and other downloads but does recognise the publisher on older saved downloads.

I can download and use files which do not have install operartion??

I've uninstalled all xp updates backdated till the 13/01/2010 - but with no success. I have also ran CCleaner, XP_Fix logon, Lavasoft, and a full Avira scan. Problem remains?

Any help appreciated
thanks dom
 

A:Problems installing downloaded files

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Hi ! I am new to this forum. I am here because I desperately want some advice.
I installed Download Accelerator Plus (DAP) free version 5 days back
After the very first time I used (DAP) and rebooted I found myself to be infected by virus W32/Almanahe.B
I used Avira in safe mode and with system restore turned off. Now Avira scan has no detections
I find these three files in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SpeedBit\DAP\Offers
1. mailinfo30.exe
2. spo3.exe
3. VA22_DAPSO.exe
I have never asked these files to be downloaded. Dont know how they got there. Are these viruses ?
I have Toshiba Satellite. Windows XP Home SP3. Intel Core2 Duo 1.8Ghz and RAM, WiFi Internet connection
Anti Virus: Avira Personal edition
Anitmalware: windows defender, Spybot S &D, a-squared

A:Unknown Files Downloaded After Installing Download Accelerator Plus

Sometimes programs like DAP come bundled with other software that users may not know about. For example spo3.exe appears to be related to SpeedOptimizer.Anytime you come across a suspicious file or one that you do not recognize, search the name using Google or the following links:? BC's File Database? BC's Startup Programs Database? ProcessLibrary.com? ThreatExpert Malware Search? File Research CenterAnytime you come across a suspicious file which you cannot find any information, the file has a legitimate name but is not located where it is supposed to be, or you want a second opinion, 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.-- Then post back with the results of the file analysis.

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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
After trying to download the file on the internet explorer, I found that the... Read more

A:problems with downloaded files

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

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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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i m using vista home premium 32 sp2..
Machine! Hp Dv6 Core 2 duo 2.10GHZ -3 GB RAM- 512MB AtI Gaming card....
i have got 2 major problems now !!!!
1) in Windows/downloaded program files i have got a file which is damaged and when i right clicked on it. only Properties occurs! and that thing i basically got from IE's(Version 8) Tools>Options under the heading of browsing setting> and View Objects...

2)i don;t know what is the problem with my IE8 whenever i open Hp's website it wouldnt opened and for other websites it words but for a very few minutes. but after that i get the error that the webpage can't be displayed---- but In google Chrome it works gr8 ..

A:[VISTA-32HOME-Premium]windows\downloaded program files and other Problems

Originally Posted by amar4ever


i m using vista home premium 32 sp2..
Machine! Hp Dv6 Core 2 duo 2.10GHZ -3 GB RAM- 512MB AtI Gaming card....
i have got 2 major problems now !!!!
1) in Windows/downloaded program files i have got a file which is damaged and when i right clicked on it. only Properties occurs! and that thing i basically got from IE's(Version 8) Tools>Options under the heading of browsing setting> and View Objects...

2)i don;t know what is the problem with my IE8 whenever i open Hp's website it wouldnt opened and for other websites it words but for a very few minutes. but after that i get the error that the webpage can't be displayed---- but In google Chrome it works gr8 ..



Hello amar4ever;

Please have a look at this link and see if can help you remove the damaged file:

Cannot Rename or Move a File or Folder in Vista Fix

If not there are some other steps we can take.

Cheers!
Robert

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Hi folks

i recently reformatted my computer and am having problmes installing almost anything. XP installed ok, but updates won't. Keeps saying update failed.

I've been able to install the network bus drivers from the disk ok.

microsoft Office 2007 keeps telling me that it can't find various files, and they're different everytime. it will have a window pop up askign me to tell it where the file is located.

if i try to install a game it pops up saying it can't find the .cab file, again, various files each time.

I've even had the blue screen of death once when trying to install an update. (xp)

one other thing, it's recogniing my 250gb HD as only 237, this normal?

thanks in advance, these forums have helped me out alot in the past, you guys are great.

here's my specs:

MB is ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe (nvidia chipset)

Time of this report: 1/30/2009, 13:10:09
Machine name: JLDE4
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 2046MB RAM
Page File: 163MB used, 3775MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

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A:Problems installing anything after format (can't find files, etc.)

Well I don't know about any of the other problems, but I can tell you that your 250gb hard drive is 237gb because Operating Systems take up space.

EDIT:
Sorry, I was wrong .
Quote:




"Since consumers don't think in base 2 mathematics, manufacturers decided to rate most drive capacities based on the standard base 10 numbers we are all familiar with. Therefore, one Megabyte equals one million bytes while one Gigabyte equals one billion bytes. This isn't too much of a problem with fairly small numbers such as a Kilobyte, but each level of increase in the prefix also increased the total discrepancy of the actual space compared to the advertised space."

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I recently tried to use Clip art in Publisher 2000 - messagebox saying it was no longer there. I uninstalled/re-installed my Office CDs (word, excel, outlook, IE, Publisher, business tools). Everything loaded but when I try to open Publisher I get the message 'Publisher cannot load the required file (PTXT9.DLL). You may be out of memory or the file may be corrupt.' I know I have plenty of memory so ... HELP!
 

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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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Hi all
Before installing Pinnacle Studio 9, I could see .mpg files with absolutely NO problems; AFTER installing Pinnacle Studio 9 i cant play .mpg or .mpeg files with any media player (Windows Media Player, The Core Media Player, ecc.) but if I open these files with Studio 9 I CAN SEE THEM!!! Probably it is a codec problem; I already patched Studio 9 but nothing changes... What can I do?

THX THX THX

PS: I can see with the media players all other video formats

Atxkors
 

A:Problems playing mpg files after installing Pinnacle Studio 9

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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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Heyo again,

I have downloaded windows messenger live also zonealarm, the setup is situatued on the desktop however, when I double click it or any other setup it displays errors. The only error with information if you like is zonealarm it says:

Could not initialize installation. Could not extract Wise0132.dll to C:\DOCUME~1\Owner\LOCALS~1\Temp\GLC10.tmp', CRC Click to expand...

PLEASE HELP!
 

A:Trouble Installing....ANYTHING - That's downloaded.

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Hi. I have downloaded a legal program but don't understand how to install it. The instructions said to extract the rar file which I've done but no joy. The instructions seem to assume some knowledge! I have the following files: an nfo file, 21 files named *.r00, *.r01 etc, an sfv file and a rar file which I have extracted...there are now a bin file and a cue file in an extracted files folder. What on earth do I do next? Please can someone help me with step by step instructions for a complete dummy !! Thanks.
 

A:Installing a downloaded program

Hello Rubi. I am a little confused with what kind of file you want help with so I am providing the instructions regarding the *.bin and *.cue files.

How Do I Use or Open Bin, Cue, or ISO Files?

If you are looking for instructions on extracting the *.rar and *.r01 files, then please go here.

Hope that helps.

-- Goku
 

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Hi. I'm asking for a friend of mine who has Win 8 (I'm on Win 7). How do you install downloaded apps? WHere are they?

Thanks.

RON

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My daughter's Dell 8400 PC went blue screen. Since the hardware tested OK, I reinstalled XP from CD, downloaded and installed SP3 and other security updates (making it current), then reinstalled Office 2007 and updated it online. Since she had no CD for the driver for her HP 5150 printer (installed via USB port), I went to the HP website and downloaded a driver for it. I see it on the hard drive, but I know of no way to install it. MSFT repeatedly recognizes its presence and offers to help install a driver, but expects it to be on a CD drive, and complains about not finding it there. I guess that I could burn a CD to contain the driver (which is at the end of a sequence of about 6 subdirectories). But is there another way to skin this cat? Thanks.
 

A:Installing a downloaded printer driver

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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium

I recently got this Samsung R440 laptop and I've been having trouble installing downloaded programs, (ex. AOL IM, iTunes).
Itunes won't even appear when I run the installer. AOL will say "NSIS Error: Error Launching Installer".

I've tried numerous things: run as admin, cmd.exe (force install), and changed .exe into .msi. I'm wondering if this may be a problem with the registry, however I've even used Registry Cleaner with no luck.

Does anyone have a solution? Do you need to look at my cmd.exe (/ stat)? hijack this? anything else?

Thanks.

A:Problem installing downloaded programs

I would check for:
1. Viruses (Microsoft Security Essentials is FREE for home and small-business use)
2. Integrity of system files
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Option TWO, point three (3.)

There is also an interesting FREE solution by Kaspersky Labs called GetSystemInfo Parser 2.96
It troubleshoots with the report:

Installation Issues
Activation Issues
Computer has become slow
Update Issue
Web Browsing Issues
Blue Screens
Malware

You can read the review here or check out its website

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Where do downloaded updates go to before installation takes place?
I'm getting truckloads of updates downloaded but they won't install; the process begins and then locks up. Is there a file I can empty or delete and start again?

A:installing downloaded updates (RESOLVED)

I would make sure that all spyware/adware is removed before attempting to install an update. Run programs like Adaware and spybot before installing windows updates. These programs can sometimes hault the update process.

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Recently I have been trying to download trial versions of video editing software. With two of them the download finishes, but when I run the installation process I am informed that some of the downloaded files are corrupt. I have sought help on the relevant help forums but am always told to keep repeating the downloads until the installation finally works. I have done this many times (with my anti-virus on and off) but without any luck. The third trial downloaded successfully (like the others) but when I click on the application in order to install it, nothing happens. There is obviously a problem on my computer but I don't know what it is.
 

A:Problem installing downloaded programs

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Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium

I recently got this Samsung R440 laptop and I've been having trouble installing downloaded programs, (ex. AOL IM, iTunes).
Itunes won't even appear when I run the installer. AOL will say "NSIS Error: Error Launching Installer".

I've tried numerous things: run as admin, cmd.exe (force install), and changed .exe into .msi. I'm wondering if this may be a problem with the registry, however I've even used Registry Cleaner with no luck.

Does anyone have a solution? Do you need to look at my cmd.exe (/ stat)? hijack this? anything else?

Thanks.
 

A:Problem installing downloaded programs

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Hello experts,

I have a unique problem. I have a PC with windows vista installed. I recently bought windows 7 home premium and installed a fresh copy of it. Every time I download some software like Chrome, VLC, iTunes , it downloads fine, but when it has to install it gives starnge errors. I have seen all kinds of errors.
eg: VLC gives NSIS error.
Microsoft Security Essentials gives "File Corrupt Error".
got certificate invalid error for some other software. if I download zip files, they fail with CRC check

Just to be sure t wasnt hardware issue, I installed vista as a second OS and that works fine. I am really uncertain what is causing the issue(seems network related though).

I had an old router and just purchased a new linksys router. other configurations are:
Core 2 Quad, EVGA SLI ready motherboard, 4GB DDR2 ram, ASUS EN210 gphx card.

I am really lost as what can be the issue. Any help is greatly appreciated.

thank you.
 

A:Trouble installing downloaded softwares on win 7

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msn messenger and buddy spy aint working on my computer..

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I have Windows 7 32 bit OS. The PC runs well and I have checked the memory and keep the machine clean from viruses and garbage using Advanced System Care and Avast. Here is what happens. I download a software program and when the download completes, I click on run and the little blue circle starts as if it is beginning the install.
This hangs up forever unless I hit ctrl-alt-delete and then the window comes up to allow the program to continue. Closing out the ctrl-alt-delete window, the program continues and installs as it should. I have never had to go through these steps before and am stumped as to what is causing this and why? Any help or suggestions are most appreciated.

A:A puzzling glitch with installing downloaded programs

I'm not saying this is the solution, but I always download software and save it before I install it.

This serves two purposes:

1. You can scan the software for viruses before you install it.

2. You have a copy that you can re-install should you ever re-install Windows.

You say you are using Advanced System Care and Avast. Are they both anti-virus programs? If so, you need to ditch one of them because running two A/V programs at the same time can cause problems.

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I recently built a computer out of some parts my friends had given me and everything seems to be running fine except for one thing, I can not install any programs or updates that have been downloaded from the internet. If I download on a different computer and put the installation file on a cd then run it on the computer it installs fine. I can also install from an external hard drive as long as the file was saved to it from a different computer.

I am running windows xp pro with a p4 1.6 processor on a msi 645 ultra-c mainboard.

The error messages I get vary depending on the program or update I am trying to install, but here are most of them.

Could not initiatlize installation. Could not extract Wise0132.dll to ' c:\DOCUME~1\illumin8\LOCALS~1\TEMP\GLC27.tmp', CRC does not match.

NSIS Error. Installer corrupted or incomplete. This could be the result of a failed download or corruption from a virus. If desperate, try the /NCRC command line switch (NOT recommended)

An I/O error occurred while installing a file. This is normally caused by bad installation media or a corrupt installation file.

or the

"(file name.exe) has encounterd a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." error

I never get all of those at once, just one of the above errors depending on the installation file.

The hard drive I am using was reformatted and I installed xp on it and I had this problem since the beginning, so I didn't think it was a virus or a... Read more

A:Problem installing downloaded programs and updates.

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Bought new computer 4 days ago.Trying to redownload games.Publisher sent me registration keys etc. i downloaded them from the link in my email .Fizzball and Prime Suspects worked but they didnt go to the desktop.Didnt know what to do so I went START,GAMES (on right hand side),Didnt know how to get the icons there so i dragged it over.This seems to work.Is that method ok?
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Cake Mania has not arrived at the same place.How do i find it? Where do i find it? If thats easy,how do i then get it to the desktop? This is not my computer-am very wary about fiddling with stuff.please answer in laymans terms with easy directions please.thankyou.hope someone can help ...
 

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

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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 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.

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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I just finished putting together my new system and just about every file I download is corrupt. It either wont unzip or stops with and error during install with file corrupt. I can download file on old computer put on cd and install on new system no problem. System includes Asus A8N32-SLI Delus motherboard, 2 Asus geforce en7800 gtx top graphic cards (SLI mode) Western Digital HD raptor 74 gig,PC power & cooling 510 sli, windows xp home sp2. There are two dual gigabyte lan ports on the motherboard. Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Downloaded files corrupt

I would run chkdsk to make sure you don't have any errors on your drive. Go to Start, Run, and type cmd. In the command prompt window, type...

chkdsk C: /F /R

It should ask you if you want to scan on the next reboot. Type Y for yes and then reboot. Try not to interrupt the process.

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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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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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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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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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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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i download a avi movie clip over ares.somehow it went into the corrupted files folder and turned into a 'STATE' file i think.cant play it got the Error ID = 0xC00D1199, Condition ID = 0x00000000 message.help!
 

A:cant play downloaded avi files

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Hi!
Whenever i download a file such as .msi installer, .exe executable, or .zip archive with IE and run it, it crashes (not IE but the file that was downloaded.) This recently started happening on my Home Premium 64-bit Vista installation, and the problem remains after reinstalling Vista two times from scratch. If the file was downloaded on another PC and saved to a flash drive, it runs fine on Vista. I have tried the sfc /scannow command, as well as disabling any firewall, antivirus, etc. and changing the IE settings. This occurs on a clean installation of Windows Vista also. Here is the crash report, for example this time I was trying to install the FireFox installer after downloading it with IE:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Firefox Setup 2.0.0.11.exe
Application Version: 4.42.0.0
Application Timestamp: 44e24a66
Fault Module Name: Firefox Setup 2.0.0.11.exe
Fault Module Version: 4.42.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 44e24a66
Exception Code: c0000096
Exception Offset: 00003d99
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 8d13
Additional Information 2: cdca9b1d21d12b77d84f02df48e34311
Additional Information 3: 8d13
Additional Information 4: cdca9b1d21d12b77d84f02df48e34311Read our privacy statement: Microsoft Online Crash Analysis

help with this issue would be GREATLY appreciated as it has been plaguing me for months!

A:Please help - Downloaded files are corrupted

I know and understand the problems you're having as I too have had the same issues. I'm running vista business 64bit connected via wifi to a belkin router, and when I download files (zip,rar,exe etc) they would all be corrupt. However I noticed this problem would come out of the blue and then vanish without explanation. After trying countless things to resolve the issue I made what I think may be a discovery:

Last night in an attempt to resolve the issue I disconected from my own home network and connected to my neightbours instead, and all of a sudden the problem was gone. When I reconnected to my own network the problem returned.

Now for the strange part, I have a vista 32bit laptop which is connected directly to the same belkin router via ethernet cable and it never has experienced this problem, however if I have something downloading directly onto the laptop, then at the same time start downloading something on my 64bit vista workstation via wifi, the problem disappears. In other words if my 64bit downloads without using my full 8mb bandwidth the problem goes away. So now I am getting past the problem by forcing my vista 64bit workstation to download alot slower than my bandwidth allows.

I have no earthly idea why this is happening, but in my case at least it would appear that the problem is localised to the network, or router or modem. As I stated when I connect to my neighbours 2mb wifi network the problem 100% stops!

If anyone can shed any further light on this is... Read more

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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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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.. I have recently downloaded quite a few mp3 files using the dowload manager called ReGet 4.0... once the file is downloaded im having a hard time finding the file in my computer.. thereofre i am unable to burn them on a disk or to add to a playlist.. I am looking where i saved the files but they just arent there.. I also tried to zip them and unzip them.. Please help!! thank you so much!
 

A:how to retrieve downloaded files?!?!?

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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.

I do vaguely remember going to macromedia.com, (adobe.com) a couple of weeks ago, and downloading and installing the adobe flash player and the shockwave player. I seem to remember that when I first began us... Read more

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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Hello, first post here, quite a beginner with computers, and I'm danish so sorry if my description might be a bit unclear ^^;

Less then a week ago I got a message, with a countdown, that say that new installations was almost finished, and that the computer needed to be restarted to finish the installations. Then I was given the choice to restart now, or wait.

After having restarted, I got a message saying that a .dll file had been misplaced, and another .dll file could not be installed correctly, also it said that I should get a new .dll file.
I don't remember the whole thing, but both files had windows32.exe in the name. And this message appeared every time I started the computer

Then I used the system-recreating option under the maintenance part in the control panel. And then the message stopped appearing.

But then, today, I got the same message as first descriped, and it all started again.
Now I have recreated the system again, but unsure of what to do next.
I have read about the windows32.exe files. but it seems as the whole thing cannot download.

I've got microsoft windows XP 2002, and AVG Free edition, also Norton Internet Security, but is is deactivated and I have never used it.

A:Windows32.exe Files Trying To Downloaded

Please read and follow all instructions in the pinned topic titled "Preparation Guide For Use Before Posting A Hijackthis Log". You may have performed some of these steps already. About half way down are instructions for downloading HijackThis and creating a log.When you have done that, post a log in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis Forum, NOT here, for assistance by the HJT Team Experts. A member of the Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer. If you post your log back in this thread, the response from the HJT Team will be delayed because your post will have to be moved. This means it will fall in line behind any others posted that same day.Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. Please include the top portion of the HijackThis log that lists version information. An expert will analyze your log and reply with instructions advising you what to fix.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it e... Read more

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Hello,

I recently attempted to get help by posting this post in the HijackThis help forum. I got no response so I assume I put the post in the wrong place or something.

I really need help. My fiance's computer is about 1 year old and runs on Vista. The computer has been getting worse and worse to the point that it's almost unusable. The internet connection is unstable when using wireless, and recently it started downloading files to some weird unknown invisible temp folder. We are unable to download the Panda virus scanner in the "steps before asking the tech support forum for help" thread or any other program or thing that we try to download. I copied one of the error messages that come up when we try to download and open things:
_________________________

External Protocal Request

an external application must be launched to handle this file: links.

Requested link:

file:///C:/Users/circuitcity/Desktop/activescan2_en.exe

Application: file

If you were not expecting this request it may be an attempt to exploit a weakness in that other program.
cancel this request unless you are sure it is not malicious.

(Launch application) (Cancel)

_________________________

If I click "Launch application", nothing happens.

When we try to open and install files in .zip format, it says

"Cannot execute "C:\Users\CICUIT~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Rar$EX00.022\setup.exe"
or whatever the filename for the file is.

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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 have a Sony VAIO pc with Win Xp media center 2005. I am trying to download updates on the VAIO . I download the files and save them into a folder called " updates". When i open the folder and open one of the files , all I get is a bunch of gibberish letters and squares. Can you explain what is happening and why I cannot see the contents of the file.
 

A:win xp opening downloaded files

are they 'windows updates'? can you post a screen shot?
 

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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 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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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.

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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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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,

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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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.


Quote:




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How Soon Can I Expect Help?

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Please be considerate of the fact that the people helping you are all volunteers, and in many cases usually have a job, and a limited amount of time to help, and therefore can only do so much. Also please note that there are many more people in need of assistance than there are trained staff members who may assist. Patience for this free assistance is required. If there is an immediate need, please take the machine to a local technician.

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

BUMPY Bump

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Hi,

I am using IE9 Browser on a Windows 7 Professional Platform. I would like to enable IE9 to open up a downloaded file (in this case .doc / .docx ) file directly without asking me if I want to Run / Save / Cancell the download.

(As an example : I have a word document on a website. When I click on the link for the word document I want it to open up directly in Word 2007. Without any prompts coming from the IE 9 Browser about saving or opening the file).

Is there a way to do this ?

Thanks,
Christopher.

A:How to Auto Run Downloaded Files in IE 9

1- With regards to auto opening documents IE downloaded I'm not sure that's possible.

2- With regards to wanting IE to automatically open documents once they're downloaded I'm not sure that's wise move! - Security/virus Issues.

Anyway I think #1 is intentional to prevent #2

My two cents.

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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Saved some files to folder I have in Program Files but when I go there, the files are not there.

But if I try to download something else to the folder, the files I have previously downloaded show up in the list of things in there. It's like they're invisible except that folder is set to show all hidden files. They don't show up in search results either.
Someone told me Windows 7 defaults to a download folder in your user profile in documents but I've searched there and found nothing.

A:Cannot find downloaded files... XD

I wasn't aware you could download to a system file . why would you download to programe files and not downloads or a different file of your choosing, not being critical just interested!
welcome to sevenforums

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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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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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Hello everyone,

Everytime I open a downloaded file, I see a ASCII Filter options window. The document opens up to a bunch of symbols that I do not understand. I have Open Office and the problem may be connected to that program. Anyone know how fix this problem. I have been researching this issue for a bit but have no luck finding a solution.
 

A:Help with opening downloaded files

Welcome to TSG. What files are you talking about, and what program are you opening them in? What is the three letter extention of these files, ie .exe, .doc, .iso ?
 

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From time to time, my CPU rises to 100% and pretty much lags me out from doing anything.

- I have all the latest drivers installed.

- sometimes, the CPU is fine, and when im done downloading a song or a .zip file, the files end up being corrupted or the song ends up skipping because it wasnt downloaded correctly.

- videos on youtube tend to load very slowly at times, and its not just from the server ive tested the same videos with my laptop and all runs smooth.

I was wondering is this because of my Video card or possibly my Power supply ? im not to sure whats causing the problem. And I dont see any certain program pop out as being overworked. Firefox is being used the most at around 50% and Ive only got Winamp/ZA Firewall and Firefox open with all this lag still.

- All of my drivers are currently updated from Windows update

Heres my system specs, any recommendations or probable upgrades I should do to my Pc/ Or help is greatly appreciated

CPU: Intel Pent 4 3.06GHZ, 3065 Mhz, 1 Core (2 Logical processors)
Memory: 2 GIGS of DDR2 RAM
VIDEO: Geforce 9500 GT
Power Supply: 300 Watts
I remember before installing Windows 7, windows 7 advisor said theres probably going to be problems running Windows Aero with my Graphics card.

A:100% CPU / Downloaded files corrupted /

No, your graphics card should be working perfectly well with Aero. I highly doubt it has anything to do with power supply.

I'm beta testing ZoneAlarm Extreme myself and have found it to be excellent. They just put a new version which you might want to get and install. You can upgrade without removing the old one.

Here is a link to that: https://www.zonealarm.com/security/e...A-60day-1user#

But what you should really do is use the backup feature found within ZoneAlarm so it saves to your documents folder.

Then completely uninstall ZoneAlarm from your system. You can restore your settings from the backup easily when you want to reinstall.

Point is, get that off your system and then tell us how things are.

We have similar CPU and you use all the same apps as me. Nice.

Another recomendation, although it's unlikely will fix anything, is to visit NVidia's site and install the driver for your graphics card from there. WU drivers...well....are WU drivers...even though they are from the manufacturer too.

Here is the graphics driver you should be using: http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_wi...1.07_whql.html

And very good luck to you!

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ok i want to save a zip file from downloading it, but everytime i click a link for a zip file it opens it directly up instead of asking to save or open it. how do i fix this?
 

A:saving downloaded files...

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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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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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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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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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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

Read our privacy statement:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=50163&clcid=0x0409
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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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 this problem that most every file I download gets corrupted. From music files off iTunes to .exe files, they all get corrupted. I don't know if this is stemming from the same problem, but whenever I try watching Youtube videos, the red streaming bar will continue to fill up the bar as if the entire movie has finished downloading, but the video stops dead in the middle as if I reached the end of the video. It's probably not my internet connection, because when I tried connecting my laptop to the same Ethernet cable as my desktop, my laptop doesn't experience this problem. I've tried cleaning my registry which didn't help as well. It could be malware, but unfortunately, I can't update Adaware or AVG as the update files aren't immune from this problem. My computer specs are below, and any and all help is greatly appreciated.

A:Downloaded Files Get Corrupted

may I suggest you follow the instructions on the bottom of your HJT threadhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/142553/possible-virus-causing-blue-screens/teacup 61(HJT Team)(comment posted only yesterday)If you need this topic reopened, please request this by sending the moderating team a PM with the address of the thread. This applies only to the original topic starter.YES please ; we need that thread reopened as i guess you are still infected ( and have seeminlgy a corrupted antivirus program too )and need the Team to clean you may one ask if you do P2P stuff on that computer?

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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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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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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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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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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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