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Downloaded program files

by Bob__B / December 15, 2005 7:21 AM PST

Active X cache.


If I use W.E. and go to windows/downloaded prog files and then select properties it says

52 files.
3 folders.

Is there a way with W.E. to see these files and folders?

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Re: downloaded program files
by Kees Bakker / December 15, 2005 7:12 PM PST

I can't reproduce your problem. Even if I set Tools>Folder Options to "Do not show hidden and system files" in stead of my usual "Show all files" they turn up in the right pane: Shockwave Flash, Java Runtime, WMP codecs. So my question is: how to set WE to NOT see the contents of downloaded program files.

Try a simple viewer as Gyula's navigator from (free). It gives a more 'real' view of the disks content than W.E.


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downloaded program files
by Bob__B / December 15, 2005 9:38 PM PST

Perhaps I phrased my question wrong.

I see the same sort of thing you do.

If I use W.E. and navigate to downloaded prog files what I see in the right pane is.
MS xml parser for java > installed
Shockwave flash > installed
Update class > installed

If I use the open function the above three items show as objects.

If I use the properties function it says this folder contains 53 files.

I can't seem to find a way with W.E. to display these files.

Thanks for the viewer link I'll give that a try.

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by Bob__B / December 15, 2005 10:51 PM PST

The new viewer works great.

It shows what is really there.

It's a keeper.

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Is there a way with W.E. to see these files and folders?
by Cursorcowboy / December 15, 2005 9:28 PM PST


Perform the necessary functions at the MS-DOS prompt to display the files in that folder -- disregarding the "single" and the "double-dot" folder IDs as bogus folder names. You'll find at least one folder named Conflict.1, and what else, it's anybody's guess.

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by Bob__B / December 15, 2005 10:38 PM PST

The NO makes me feel better.

The viewer Kees mentioned seems to display what is really in this folder.

As for DOS, everytime I play in that area I end up with a brain cramp.

The folks that are good with that stuff came through the era of 'Iron men and wooden ships'. Happy

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(NT) (NT) True. "Shows" our age too ,-)
by Cursorcowboy / December 16, 2005 9:30 PM PST
In reply to: Thanks.
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