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I killed my temp files!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tesa64735, Sep 15, 2003.

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  1. tesa64735

    tesa64735 Thread Starter

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    ok....I got crazy and turned off a bunch of stuff.
    I just tried to dl Regseeker, and I can't because the temp internet file "path does not exist".
    Can anyone tell me how to get it back? lol
    Bad Tesa!!
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    just reboot & windoze should recreate it
     
  3. tesa64735

    tesa64735 Thread Starter

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    It was a few days ago that "turned stuff off". Up until now I haven't had any problems.
    Evidently the problem is with downloading.
    I'll ask again when I can be more specific.
    Thanks dvk01.......
     
  4. tesa64735

    tesa64735 Thread Starter

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    This is the error message I get when I try to download.

    C:\documents and setting\owner\local settings\temporary internet files\content.IE5\XYLKP0D2\Regseeker[1].zip

    The specified path does not exist.
    Check the path and then try again.

    What the heck does that mean??
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    When you download, do you get a window asking you where you want to put the file? It sounds like you've defaulted it to always download, and the last download went to the path you mention. When you cleared the browser temp files, you removed the path.

    I know there's a way to restore the prompt so you can select a new directory, but it escapes me right now. :) One way is to search the registry for the string "Regseeker[1]" and you should find the variable that specifies the path, and modify it there.
     
  6. tesa64735

    tesa64735 Thread Starter

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    You are talking way over my uneducated head. lol
    I did not get a box asking where to put the file...only the "open or save" option.
    Search registry for string?? modify path??
    Maybe I'll just buy a new pc. lol
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Somewhere, there's an option to stop asking where to save the file, but for the life of me, I can't locate it now. :D
     
  8. Mollie

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    What exactly did you turn off?


    Mollie
     
  9. Miz

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    When you get the "open or save" option box, choose "save." Then you will be prompted (usually) to pick a place to save the file. Then just browse to wherever you want to save it and click Save.

    There are advantages to saving downloaded files rather than opening them "from current location." Two of those advantages are: you'll have it for future use if you need it for any reason and you can manually scan it for viruses before opening it (always a good idea).

    Naturally, you'll need to remember where you saved it so you can then open that folder and use the file you downloaded.
     
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