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Unable to locate downloaded file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chredge, Mar 23, 2007.

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  1. chredge

    chredge Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    Don't know if any of you can help...

    I recently downloaded something but the file didn't save to the usual place. Instead, the file has been saved to a place on my PC which I am finding impossible to locate (the downloading was successfully completed after a short while by-the-way)

    According to the program I used to download the file it has been saved to...

    C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

    (I'm not sure why the file was saved here!)

    When I go to C:\Documents and Settings\ I am unable to find the 'User' folder and so cannot goto (or see) the other folders where this file has been saved. The only folder I can see in Documents and Settings is 'All Users'

    If any one of you can help I would be most appriciated.

    Cheers,

    C h r e d g e.
     
  2. Gaara

    Gaara

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    I'm guessing the folder is hidden, in explorer tried going to 'tools - folder options - View (tab) - and click show hidden files and folders'

    You should be able to get there now.
     
  3. stantley

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    By 'user' they mean substitute your username (the name that comes up when you log in). Also local settings is a hidden folder so you might have to go to Folder Options > View and check 'Show hidden files and folders'.
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

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    Can you download files of that type by right clicking on the download URL and selecting "Save Target As"?

    If not, you need to search your %temp% directory for the file name or a part of it.

    Start > run: %temp%
     
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