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Windows 7: Auto Delete downloaded file

03 Jan 2011   #1
knightofdawn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Auto Delete downloaded file

I cannot find my file after download. I observe it by downloading a large file through firefox and internet explorer however after completion the file was remove or deleted. I try to remove my AV(nod32) but issue still exists. This was also observe downloading torrent files.

Can some one help me resolve this i cannot download any file/s.


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03 Jan 2011   #2
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Do you click "save as..." or "run"?

Also, check to see which directory the download manager points to in order to find your file.
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03 Jan 2011   #3
knightofdawn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yup done that sir! but same result..
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03 Jan 2011   #4
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Right click on the file and choose "save target as...". Then choose a download folder you can find later. Go to that folder after download and arrange the listing by "date modified" after setting the "View" to "details". It can be placed at the top that way.
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03 Jan 2011   #5
knightofdawn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sir done that for both Firefox and ie same result. I can see the file (for 1mb up) but it was immediately been deleted permanently as I cannot see it in recycle bin.
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03 Jan 2011   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by knightofdawn View Post
Sir done that for both Firefox and ie same result. I can see the file (for 1mb up) but it was immediately been deleted permanently as I cannot see it in recycle bin.
If you UNcheck the option to "close window when download completes" and then when it completes choose "open folder" what happens? Try it for this 1.86MB file: http://www.cringely.com/podcast/20101229.mp3
(Sometimes the download doesn't complete, but even in that case you would see the downloaded file but with a smaller file size, in which case just download again to replace the too-small file.)
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03 Jan 2011   #7
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I like the Libraries feature in Seven, but it needs some time to get used to. I'm not saying this is the reason why your downloads disappear, I'm just saying it might be the reason.

Just an example: You click a download link for instance to download a movie. You choose Save As, and select Libraries\Videos as save location. When download is finished, you go to your user folder, open My Videos folder and the movie you just downloaded is nowhere to see.

It's because the library Videos has another folder selected as default save location, in this example Users\Public\Public Videos. User assumes that a downloaded movie which is saved in Libraries\Videos is of course afterwards to be found in Users\Username\My Videos, but because Videos library properties show default library save location as Users\Public\Public Videos, that's where the movie has gone.

Kari


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03 Jan 2011   #8
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Good point. I hide the Library folders myself and just view and use the User folders.
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03 Jan 2011   #9
knightofdawn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Downloading mp3 file for firefox, here's a snaps. see the "open" and "open containing folder" is disable.



I've check the property location it pointing out on the user however i cannot see those tick box.
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03 Jan 2011   #10
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Here's how it works in Firefox:

When clicking a download link you are asked if you want to open (run) the file you are downloading or save it. If you select Open it is temporarily stored to default %TEMP% folder. This is because Windows (Firefox) thinks you don't want to save the file, you just want to run in once from download location. Because this is not possible, Windows needs to move it to Temp, run it from there, and forget that the file existed That's why context menu option Open Containing Folder is not enabled.

Variable %TEMP% (shows the default TEMP folder) has a default value C:\Users\Your_Username_\AppData\Local\Temp, that's where you should look for your missing downloads.

When you choose to save the file, it is saved to the default download save location if you have not changed that. Default location is C:\Users\Your_Username\Downloads.

Same with pics:

I've chosen to open an ISO image with Magic ISO Maker, instead of saving it for later use:

Name:  Firefox_download_1.png
Views: 6
Size:  29.0 KB

Because I did not ask Windows to save the file, just to run it once, the file location can not be opened i.e. context menu selection Open Containing Folder is grayed out:

Name:  Firefox_download_3.png
Views: 5
Size:  39.9 KB

Same file, same download location. This time I choose to save the file:

Name:  Firefox_download_2.png
Views: 4
Size:  29.0 KB

Because the file is this time really saved, also the Open Containing Folder option is enabled:

Name:  Firefox_download_4.png
Views: 5
Size:  39.4 KB

That's it.

Kari


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