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Windows 7: Cannot download file, "could not be saved,...", or see on external HD


03 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Cannot download file, "could not be saved,...", or see on external HD

I have seen this problem a lot on other forums and the solutions do not work. I even tried a work-around using another computer and that is where it gets very interesting. I am trying to DL Himachi (Hamachi - Download). It downloads fine on every other computer in my house and my friends.
My problem is with a brand new Alienware 17 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

Using Firefox, I get this error when I prompt it to DL:
"C:\Users\[MyName]\SoftonicDownloader_for_hamachi.exe could not be saved, because you cannot change the contents of that folder.
Change the folder properties and try again, or try saving in a different location."

I receive this error message no matter where I try to save it and even when I try the troubleshooting tips from Mozilla and other forums in which this error has been discussed at length.

Using Explorer, I try to "save as" and I get:
"You'll need to provide administrator permission to copy this file" [I click 'Continue']
User Account Control pops-up and ask me if I will give permission to
Program Names: Microsoft Windows
Verified Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
File Origin: Hardrive on this computer"
[I say Yes, Then Error:]
"Could not find this iteam
This is no longer located in C:\Users\[MyName]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\TemporaryInternetFiles\Low\Content.IE5\9EHQUAZA.
Verify item's location and try again."

WORK-AROUND: I simply DL Himachi from another computer, put it onto an external HD, and then plugged the HD into my gaming laptop. Now, when I open the external HD, I see Hamchi there, but it INSTANTLY disappears from the external HD. If I take the HD back to my other computer, Himachi is gone! I put it back on the HD, eject HD, plug it right back to old laptop, and its still there. But if I take that Himachi file anywhere near my new gaming laptop, it disappears immediately!
Help? Thanks!

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03 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Do you get this error with any file you're trying to download or this specific file ?
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04 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey VistaKing,
I am only getting that error with that file right now. I tried DLing Firefox again and didn't have any problems with that. Tried saving photos, no problem there. I've read in other forums about this type of error and it's not just relegated to Himachi (it is just the file I am currently having the problem with). One guy had that DL/save error and couldn't save photos from his camera onto his computer.
The fact that the file disappears from my external HD when I plug it in is the most puzzling part.
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04 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Is there a reason why you need to download Himachi
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04 Aug 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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04 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, I need/want Hamachi to simplify gaming/connecting to my friends. That link did work and I have successfully installed Hamachi. But, do you have any idea why my computer is rejecting the other link/version?
Thanks a lot for your help.
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04 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Lets see something

Run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool


32-bit Version OS Farbar Recovery Scan Tool <==== Download Link

Drag the FRST.exe from the Downloads folder to your Desktop

Right click on FRST.exe and choose

When the tool opens click Yes on the disclaimer window .
Press Scan button.


Please upload both logs in your reply.(FRST.txt and Addition.txt)

FRST.txt and Addition.txt will be on the Desktop

Upload a File
Click on the Go Advanced button under the Message box . Scroll down to Additional Options then click on Manage Attachments in the Attach Files sections . Click the Browse button locate the file then click on the Open button . In the Upload File from your Computer section click on the Upload button . Wait until it finishes uploading then close the window . Then click Submit Reply .
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