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Kat6

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Help me, after a few months of working fine my new computer has started or rather stopped maintaining anything that it has downloaded. When I try to download it all starts off ok, prompted for opening or saving file, then asked where I want save to, then all seems to be working normally except at the end of download procedure - nothing. Please someone help I am starting to get really frustrated now.:confused:
 

Kat6

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thanks for your sugestion the problem is I can not download anything even software that has the potential to solve the problem!!!!:eek:
 

fairnooks

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Oh, you suffer from the one computer syndrome eh? Two things you can try if you haven't yet. One is to reboot into safe mode with networking and see if a download will complete, and two is to log out of your account and create and log into a fresh account and see if a download will work for you there.

Also, depending on how long this problem has ben going on, its a candidate for using system restore if you have a restore point that goes back to when downloads did work.
 
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Ok, wait a minute here. Is there a default download folder or directory? That is where your downloads should be. For simplicity, I choose to have my downloads go to my Desktop folder (in order to see them). Then if you want to move the download to its own newly created folder/directory - you know where it is and where you want to put it.

For simplicity, on WinXP, I created an Archive folder to contain all of the downloads I do with their own folder/directory there to organize it in C:\Archive.

Mostly to install any programs - they usually wind up in the Programs Folder with their own folder identity according to their product - but, you do not need to install them from there, but can do so from almost anywhere. One key is that depending on how well the software integrates to Windows, it may or may not be able to be deleted (in full - if necessary) later when a problem arises. To control such problems where NOT all files related to a program are deleted which can cause problems - if you install usually any 3rd party program with a tool like v2.35 of Total Uninstall - you can be assured that upon uninstallation you will be able to uninstall all of its files - not a small problem for all of us.

Lastly, for Windows, I recommend highly that after you solve this problem you get the "Free Download Manager" from here. It simply is the best!

And last, but not least - try what fairnooks recommended first.

-- Tom
 

Kat6

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thanks guys, I opened a second account and things seem to be working ok in there.
 
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