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down load problem

by jpat1941 / July 27, 2009 6:42 AM PDT

I have triedf to download various freeware for burning DVD's & after the download is done nothing happens. I can't open or use the program. What am I doing wrong? Thanks

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Tell us more.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 27, 2009 7:29 PM PDT
In reply to: down load problem

This is how I do it.

I change the options in my browser, (either IE, or usually Firefox), to "Download and Save", rather than "Download and Run". That 2nd option is dangerous because you don't get the option to scan any downloaded files for viruses before opening/running the file.

I then change the options to "Download to..." my Desktop. That way, I see the files immediately they are downloaded. My Desktop becomes a 'temporary' download location. After I scan the file, (and if it is virus free), and run it to install the software, I then either delete that installation file or move it to my backup folder.

Where does this go wrong for you?

Mark

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Down load problem
by jpat1941 / August 3, 2009 5:44 AM PDT
In reply to: Tell us more.

I do save to my desk top however the file that downloads does not show up as an executable file. I tried various programs from cnet to no avail? Any suggestions? Thanks

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Can you give an example?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 3, 2009 5:58 AM PDT
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EG a download.com web site address, then we can check.

If Download.com are having problems with their download files I will need to let them know.

Mark

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downloading
by jpat1941 / August 4, 2009 2:08 AM PDT

Note I also tried to use firefox & got the same result . no executable file shows up for the down load??

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