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03-Oct-2009, 05:18 AM #1
Question my computer wont download at all
Okay my computer is an e-machines windows vista and I've had it for maybe 2-3 years now (cant remember exactly sorry). I don't know what I did but now for some odd reason it won't download anything. At all, period. I have no clue what to do. I mainly use mozilla firefox for surfing and internet explorer for downloads (I had the same problem with mozilla alone before). I don't know if this is the right place to post this but most of what I download is games. If anyone has any idea what's wrong or what to do please help me. i am very greatful.The download box comes up. You know Run, Save, Cancel. I click run and it apparently downloads but it cannot be found any where at all. Personally I don't think it finishes but I'm no expert
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03-Oct-2009, 10:15 AM #2
Create a folder right on your desktop and name it Downloads or My Downloads or whatever name you want.

When you get ready to download a file, choose "Save" and then direct it to be saved in that desktop folder.

When the download completes, the file will be saved inside that folder.

You can then install the file from there.

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Never ever choose "Run" unless you're specifically advised to do so.

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04-Oct-2009, 03:51 AM #3
In FF, the download option is controlled in the Tools/Options/Downloads Dialog box.
Check the box to "Show the downloads window...", then choose a location by using the "Browse" option.
The Desktop/Downloads choice mentioned by flavallee is fine.
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05-Oct-2009, 12:58 AM #4
thank you im trying that now
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05-Oct-2009, 01:05 AM #5
ok maybe not. i did what you guys said but its not there if its a matter of the program i need its these

http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-b...77.html?tag=bc

http://emulator-zone.com/doc.php/gba/vboyadvance.html
roms to do with this^

and this
http://download.cnet.com/Avast-Home-...=dl&tag=button
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05-Oct-2009, 01:07 AM #6
Start again. This is basic computing 101, so you're doing something wrong. It's not hard, so take your time.
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05-Oct-2009, 01:22 AM #7
ok i did it again. but does it matter that i changed my user name but it didnt?
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05-Oct-2009, 01:29 AM #8
What folder have you designated for your downloads? What files are in this folder?
What happens when you click a link to download?
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05-Oct-2009, 01:33 AM #9
i called it my ff downloads. none at the moment (or so it tells me) a box come up that says

you have chosen to open

wrar390.exe
which is a: binary file
from htpp://ppd-files.download.com
would you like to save this file

then the buttons
save file and cancel
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05-Oct-2009, 02:04 AM #10
Where is 'My FF downloads located? Have you tried Rt-click, "Save file as"?
What happens when you click, "Save"?
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05-Oct-2009, 02:11 AM #11
under documents. ill try that. it downloads in the download screen for firefox. then it cant be acsessed. um if it helps the correct icon shows up for a second
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05-Oct-2009, 02:14 AM #12
there is no save file as
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05-Oct-2009, 02:16 AM #13
What do you see in Tools/Downloads?
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05-Oct-2009, 02:31 AM #14
wrar390.exe
1.3 mb - cnet.com

hope that was the right screen
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05-Oct-2009, 02:44 AM #15
Double-click the exe file and it should run.
The Cnet.com file doesn't sound right.
What location is indicated in Tools/Options/Downloads? (Save file to). Be sure the "close it..." button isn't checked. Click the Browse button to get the full path.
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