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Holye Card Games: Downloaded, but can't find setup.exe

Discussion in 'Games' started by pcbaaya, Jun 18, 2005.

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  1. pcbaaya

    pcbaaya Thread Starter

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    Dell Dimension 8200
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    40GB hard drive
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    WinXP Home
    The download box gave no choice of where to send the download--just said "C:\Documents~ \Hoyle Card Games," and I couldn't expand it to find out where the setup program is. Windows "Search" function couldn't find anything, although the smaller program I had to use to download the game demo was sitting right there inside a folder on my desktop. Maybe something is wrong with Search, but I have no idea how to fix it.
    Every time I clicked on the "fetch" icon for this program, hoping to find a way to see where the setup files had been downloaded to, I got the message that they were being "extracted," but before the extraction (and to where?!) could be completed, my computer hung and I had to press the on/off button to turn it off, so I really want to get rid of this file. Of course, it is not listed in Add Remove or among my program files, so I have no access to its Uninstall. It is supposedly taking up 510.15MB of my hard disk somewhere. I used System Restore to go back a day to before I had anything to do with Hoyle Card Games, and now that original "fetch" icon is gone, but presumably the thing is still eating up space.
    I am really disgusted. Can anyone please help?
     
  2. TSGTSP

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    Not sure what you're saying... What did you use to download the file(s)? If you don't know where the file is just do a search and find all files created on the day of download.
     
  3. pcbaaya

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    Thanks so much for answering. I downloaded the file from digitalriver.com, using a link from PC World.
    You have opened my eyes to new possibilities. I didn't know I could specify the day a file was created, when doing a search. I tried that and found where Hoyle Card Games setup.exe was supposed to be, in "Local Settings\Temp", under my user name on my PC, but I couldn't find that "Local Settings" folder until I got the idea of making hidden files visible, and there it was, with Hoyle Card Games setup inside it. Why on earth any program would be downloaded to a file inside an invisible folder is beyond me, but anyhow, my problem has been solved, and I am very grateful for your hints that helped me find it.
    I was getting uptight about this because when I tried to defrag recently, I got the message that the hard disk didn't have enough space.
    Am I right in assuming that when I have downloaded a setup file and then use System Restore, that file is not erased, but still takes up space on the hard disk?
     
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    You might also want to make a directory(s) specific for downloading. For example on all of my computers I make a "Junk" directory on the C drive and then inside "Junk" directory I make a sub-directory for "Downloads" and another for "Test Files". Anything I download, I direct to "Downloads" and if I need to unzip it I do that into the "Test Files". I can easily find my files and I can also add more sub-directories if I need to. When I have finished with these files, I delete them (don't delete the directories/sub-directories :eek: )
     
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    Most downloads will go to the Temp for temporary use while installing... though most won't delete it afterwards :)
     
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