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Windows 7: Mozilla Firefox, problems with downloading files.

25 Feb 2011   #1
broxxar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Mozilla Firefox, problems with downloading files.

Hello forum

After recently buying a new custom PC, I've yet to find big flaws in the system.
Yet now I found one that is pretty annoying!

I'm not able to download any files (while using Firefox). After a download is ready in the 'download'-tab, it's not openable. The 'open' and 'open file location' buttons are greyed out. So I can't find the file I download nor open it.
This is proving to be a severe problem, since I'd like to install certain programs and download addons for WoW.

Already tried using Internet Explorer, yet when downloading anything it gives me the message: 'Your current security settings do not allow you to download this file' ( or something along these lines ).

Any idea's? I'd like to reinstall Firefox to see if that helps, but I got no current browers who is capable of downloading the files needed!

system:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Cheers in advance!


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25 Feb 2011   #2
StokesleyLad

Windows 7
 
 

Hello Broxxar, I may be stating the obvious to you but do you have your 'Options' set correctly in Firefox?
I've attached a graphic of the 'Option's in the 'General Tab' and you should nominate where to save your downloaded files to. In Windows 7 it defaults to 'Downloads', however you can 'browse' to a different location that you may prefer. You will also see that you can 'tick' the box to 'Show the Downloads Window when downloading a file should you wish. I don't and a pop-up appears on your Taskbar to show download completed. I only hope this helps.
Regards.


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25 Feb 2011   #3
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

In the IE Options: IE > Security > Click "Internet" and then click "Reset All zones to default level". While the Internet zone is still selected, click "Custom Level" and scroll down until you see the option "Launching Applications and unsafe files". If this option is set to "disable", you won't be able to download .EXE files in both FF and IE. While FF will seem to start the .EXE file download and complete, you will always end up with an .EXE file that is about 100 bytes in size (invalid file.) Make sure that "Launching Applications and unsafe files" is set to "Prompt".

If the above does not solve your Firefox problem you may also try temporarily disable Firefox's built in file scanner to see if the download completes with it disabled. This web page says how: Disable Automatic Virus Scan in Firefox 3 [How To] | Software Guides | Windows Tools, Help & Guides

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by broxxar View Post
Hello forum

After recently buying a new custom PC, I've yet to find big flaws in the system.
Yet now I found one that is pretty annoying!

I'm not able to download any files (while using Firefox). After a download is ready in the 'download'-tab, it's not openable. The 'open' and 'open file location' buttons are greyed out. So I can't find the file I download nor open it.
This is proving to be a severe problem, since I'd like to install certain programs and download addons for WoW.

Already tried using Internet Explorer, yet when downloading anything it gives me the message: 'Your current security settings do not allow you to download this file' ( or something along these lines ).

Any idea's? I'd like to reinstall Firefox to see if that helps, but I got no current browers who is capable of downloading the files needed!

system:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Cheers in advance!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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