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Windows 7: Windows 7 Downloading Issues Via IE & Firefox Browsers

16 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premiuum 64 bit SP1
 
 
Windows 7 Downloading Issues Via IE & Firefox Browsers

I went through 14 pages of results for ‘Downloading Failure’ and was unable to find anything relevant to my issue. If I have missed something previously posted I apologize for the redundancy.

I also read MANY Google results for the same search without finding any solution.

Some months back my wife’s Toshiba suffered a major issue and she replaced it with a HP G72-B60US. This notebook has an Intel i3 M370@2.4Ghz, has 4GB memory, and runs Windows Seven Home Premium 64 Bit SP1.

I initially set it up for her but very seldom even touch it.

Recently she was having email issues (using Thunderbird 3) and asked me to take a look at it. I noticed that there was a Thunderbird update available so I thought I would just download it in the hopes that it would cure the issue

Using Firefox we attempted (several times) to download the update. It would seemingly go through the download process but then it would not be there. I have set Firefox to ask where to download and checked that folder AND the entire HD. As we are on HughesNet and it was in the evening I could actually watch the .part file grow in size. Then when the download was ‘complete’ the file would disappear.

If I right clicked on the file in the Firefox Downloads the ‘Open’ and ‘Open Containing Folder’ ARE NOT highlighted.

I finally downloaded the file to my Vista notebook and put it over via a jump drive.

I have tried the following with the noted results.

Download A Picture From A Web Site (Right Click – Save As)
IE 64 Bit Yes
IE 32 Bit Yes
Firefox No

Save A Picture From An Email Attachment (Using Thunderbird 10.0.1)
Right Click Save As While Clicking On Picture Yes
Right Click Save As While Clicking On Picture’s Name Yes

Download A File From A Website
IE 64 Bit No
IE32 Bit No
Firefox No

Download An Update From An Application.
CCleaner No (This application sends you to a web site and then you must initiate the download)
RevoUninstaller Yes (This application initiates the download, updates itself but does NOT save a copy to the HD)
FileZilla Yes This application initiates the download, saves a copy to the HD, and updates itself.)

Download a file via ftp (Filezilla 3.5.3) Yes

I just used Windows Update to download Windows 7 SP1and a Windows Essentials definition update. It downloaded both without any problems. But unfortunately had no positive effect on the downloading issue.

Thanks for any suggestions.
FJ

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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16 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Open Windows Explorer/upper left click on downloads and see if you can find them there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premiuum 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks for the response.
I know the post was long but I wanted to provide as much information as I could.
Perhaps you missed where I noted:

"I have set Firefox to ask where to download and checked that folder AND the entire HD."

Thanks
FJ
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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17 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Yes I did see that. I hope your not screaming at me. I understand that you told Windows 7 where to put downloads but it seems like it didn't do that. So I gave you another place to look. If it's not there I can't help you.
Have a nice day.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premiuum 64 bit SP1
 
 

Again "Thanks for the response".

As I don't twitter I guess I don't know all the cryptic meanings but I thought all caps was shouting not boldface.

It was meant to merely point out that I knew where the file was supposed to be (an indeed was until it was completely downloaded) and that I had looked in that location as well as elsewhere.

Sorry if my intent was misunderstood.

FJ
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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